Internships: Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice Fall Internship for UT Undergraduates (Paid)

Deadline: August 8, 2022

The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice is now accepting applications for two Fall 2022 undergraduate Internships. Interns bring excitement and expanded capabilities to the Rapoport Center and support various initiatives depending on their background, interest, and the needs of the Center. Selected interns should be available at least 10 hours per week during the fall semester. This is a paid opportunity.

The standard undergraduate internship is available for undergraduates who are interested in:

  • Working on human rights and social justice research and advocacy projects
  • Learning how an academic center functions
  • Engaging in human rights scholarship
  • Gaining practical experience
  • Collaborating with faculty, staff, and students

Preferred Qualifications & Interests

For Fall 2022, we are particularly interested in interns whose intellectual interests align with the Center’s current initiatives including, Beyond the Future of Work, reproductive justice, and environmental/climate justice.

Projects may include the following:

  • Maintaining the Rapoport Center’s new Beyond the Future of Work website and other project-related follow-up
  • Engage in human rights research and writing
  • Expand the Center’s social media outreach
  • Serve as liaison to UT undergraduate community and help develop Center’s undergraduate outreach
  • Work on the publication of the Center’s Annual Review by writing and editing articles, designing layout, and working extensively with the software program InDesign

Required Qualifications

  • Commitment to working on issues of human rights and justice
  • Excellent writing and editing ability
  • Individual initiative and flexibility
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Professional demeanor

The following qualifications may be preferred in some candidates:


  • Website development experience (including the curation and organization of public-facing digital material)
  • Demonstrated expertise with videography, podcasts, and/or webisode production
  • Demonstrated expertise with publication and graphic design software (e.g. Adobe Creative Suite)
  • Demonstrated interest in themes such as care work, essential work, automation, and the global dimensions of worker precarity
  • Demonstrated interest in reproductive rights/justice and environmental/climate justice


  • Proficiency in Spanish and/or Portuguese
  • Experience with scholarly research and editing
  • Journalism experience

How to Apply

Qualified students should submit the following items through our online application form.

  • Cover letter
    State why you are interested in the position; demonstrate basic knowledge of our programs and activities
  • CV/Resume
    Indicate any relevant skills and foreign language proficiency
  • Transcript
    Unofficial is acceptable
  • List of three references
    At least two must be UT faculty; include name, title, and contact information; full letters not required
  • Writing sample
    3-5 pages; does not need to relate directly to human rights, although that is preferable

Deadline: August 8, 2022

For BDP Students only: For students who participate in the Bridging Disciplines Program (BDP), please see the Barbara Harlow Internship in Human Rights & Social Justice (open only to students who are in the BDP Program). The BDP deadline for fall 2022 internships is also August 8, 2022. Selected interns should be available at least 10 hours per week during the fall semester. What distinguishes the Harlow internship is that it offers a higher stipend and requires three additional components:

  1. In the cover letter, students should reflect (in one paragraph) on how Harlow’s scholarship and activism might influence their work with the Rapoport Center and their pursuit of human rights and social justice more broadly.
  2. During the internship, each recipient will write a piece for our Human Rights Commentary page, which either engages directly with Harlow’s work or uses her work as a lens through which to engage critically with a topic.
  3. After the internship, each recipient will create a poster to reflect on the internship, taking into account Harlow’s impact on their experience, and present it at the Annual BDP poster session in April. (Fall interns will submit at the end of their term, and then present in April.)

How to Apply

Qualified students should submit the following items through our online application system.

Contact Rapoport Center Program Coordinator, Jacob Blas, at if you have any questions.