Jobs, Internships, and Other Opportunities


Harris Institute Post-Doc Fellow 

Deadline: Applications for the 2019-2020 position will open in Spring 2019.   

As part of the Harris Institute staff, the Fellow assists with the academic projects of the Institute, including the Crimes Against Humanity Initiative and the Gun Violence in the U.S. Initiative, as well as assists with the Harris Institute speaker series, the International Humanitarian Law Dialogs, the World Peace Through Law Award, and other Harris Institute activities and events.  The Fellow also supervises JD students working with the ICC Legal Tools project, the Crimes Against Humanity Research Project, the Gun Violence and Human Rights Project and other projects.  

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 

See the job posting on Symplicity or LinkedIn (links are only active during application period). 

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. 


The Harris Institute frequently has research projects that need student researchers. These positions are often eligible for course credit.  Interested students should send a résumé, cover letter, writing sample, and transcript to 

  •  Crimes Against Humanity Research Project  
    Deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis for both the fall and spring semesters.  Students earn 1 credit per semester.   

  • Gun Violence and Human Rights
    Deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis for both the fall and spring semesters.  Students earn 1 credit per semester.      

  • ICC Legal Tools Project  
    Deadline: Applications will be accepted during fall semester.  Students earn 1 credit per year.    

  • Research Assistants 
    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. Paid research assistant position may be available depending on the current work of the Institute.  Interested students of all classes are invited to contact the Institute at for more information or to submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample and transcript for consideration.   


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

  • Dagen-Legomsky Fellowship Program 
    Deadline: Applications for the 2019 Dagen-Legomsky Fellowship Program will open in Fall 2018! 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 2019 ICJ Traineeship Program will open in Fall 2018.     


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


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Fellowships and Internships


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