Summer Program Assistant

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The Institute for the Study of Human Rights is seeking to hire a part-time program assistant for the 2017 Human Rights Summer Program. 

To apply: Please send cover letter and resume to with the subject line “2017 Summer Program Assistant” by Friday, April 28th. In your cover letter or resume, please indicate the human rights courses that you have taken.

Job description: The Summer Program Assistant will work closely with and provide administrative support for the ISHR Summer Human Rights Program. 

Candidates must be current Columbia University graduate students who are enrolled in classes full-time during the Spring 2017 term and are eligible to work in the United States.  Individuals graduating in May 2017 are not eligible.

Responsibilities may include: responding to and managing faculty administrative requests; coordinating guest speakers; planning, organizing, and advertising extracurricular events and activities (including panel discussions, brown bags, site visits); and assisting in the preparation of a Summer Human Rights Program report. The Summer Program Assistant will also provide overall administrative support to the summer program, as needed. Strong organization, communication, and coordination skills required, as well as the ability to work well independently. Background in human rights is strongly preferred.

Approximate start date – May 17th
Approximate end date – August 18th 

Hours per week: Average of 18-20 hours per week, but will vary.

Compensation: $3,340 total for the summer.

Additional Information:
Click here for a list of courses and additional information about the program.
Click here for information about the days/times of the courses, please view the Human Rights Summer 2017 courses posted on the Directory of Classes.