Jobs and Internships


Harris Institute Post-Doc Fellow 

Deadline: Applications are being accepted for the 2018-2019 position on rolling basis.   

As part of the Harris Institute staff, the Harris Institute Fellow assists with the academic projects of the Institute, including the Harris Institute speaker series, the Crimes Against Humanity Initiative, and conferences such as the ASIL Midyear Meeting that will be hosted at the law school in fall 2017.  The Fellow also supervises JD students working with the ICC Legal Tools project and the Crimes Against Humanity Research Project, and a book editing project.  

The Fellow works on research projects assigned by the Director, but is also encouraged to conduct his/her own research with a view to writing an article for publication, and may attend faculty workshops and otherwise fully participate in Law School academic life.  Applicants must have a J.D., a background in international law, and excellent writing and research skills. Foreign language capability is a plus, but not a requirement. 3L students and recent graduates are particularly encouraged to apply.  Please send a résumé, writing sample, transcript and cover letter to Professor Leila Sadat, Director of the Institute at 

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Student Fellow 

Deadline: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.  

Student Fellows support the Harris Institute in miscellaneous projects if and when they arise. These projects could include research, writing, translation, attending events, and more. Student Fellows will be paid according to the standard law school hourly rates.  


The Harris Institute frequently has research projects that need student researchers. These positions are often eligible for course credit.

  •  Crimes Against Humanity Research Project  
    Deadline: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis for both the fall and spring semesters.     

  • Gun Violence and Human Rights
    Deadline: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis for both the fall and spring semesters.    

  • ICC Legal Tools Project  
    Deadline: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis for both the fall and spring semesters.    

  • Research Assistant Fellows 
    The Harris Institute provides students various opportunities to conduct cutting-edge research and gain valuable writing experience while contributing to the fight for international justice. Interested students of all classes are invited to contact the Institute at for more information or to submit a resume and cover letter.      


The Harris Institute sponsors and otherwise facilitates exceptional candidates seeking internships around the world.

  • Dagen-Legomsky Fellowship Program 
    Deadline: Applications for the 2018 Dagen-Legomsky Fellowship Program are now open! See Program page for details. 

  • International Criminal Court (ICC) Internship 
    The Harris Institute is seeking two students to intern in the Office of the Prosecutor and the Appeals Chamber at the International Criminal Court in The Hague. Interested students are invited to submit a letter of interest addressed to Professor Leila Sadat, a resume, and a writing sample to 
    Deadline: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. [more]  

  • International Court of Justice (ICJ) Traineeship Program  
    Applications for the 2018 ICJ Traineeship Program will open in fall 2017.     


Beyond the Harris Institute, Washington University law school offers many other opportunities to explore international law outside of the classroom.

External job and internship opportunities can be found at the following resources: (Know another great resource? Let us know and we'll post it here!)     

  • International Law Students Association has a great compilation of links to international tribunals, intergovernmental organizations, government agencies, and nongovernmental organizations where students and recent law school graduates may find internships or employment. 
  • Public Service JD (job search can be narrowed by selecting a specific practice area, i.e. “International Human Right” under the Legal Areas section of the search option) 
  • UN External Career Portal (you can also subscribe to receive the UN Wire daily e-mail, which includes the job postings)  
  • UN Job List  

Summer 2017 Opportunities 

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