2019 Summer Program Assistant

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Institute for the Study of Human Rights

The Institute for the Study of Human Rights is seeking to hire a part-time program assistant for the 2019 Human Rights Summer Program.

To apply: Please send cover letter and resume to humanrightsed@columbia.edu with the subject line “2019 Summer Program Assistant” by Friday, May 3rd. 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 2019 term and are eligible to work in the United States.  Individuals graduating in May 2019 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 22nd

Approximate end date – August 19th

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

Compensation: $3,340 total for the summer.

Additional Information:

For a list of courses and additional information about the program, please go to: http://summer.sps.columbia.edu/courses/summer-courses/human-rights.

For information about the days/times of the courses, please view the Human Rights Summer 2019 courses posted on the Directory of Classes - http://www.columbia.edu/cu/bulletin/uwb/.