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CIEL Internship and Fellowship Programs

For over 20 years, CIEL has trained more than 350 Interns from 53 countries. During 2010, CIEL hosted 25 interns from around the world, including Jamaica, Chile, Turkey, Australia, Japan, and the United Kingdom, as well as a Louis B. Sohn Fellow from Nepal.

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The UN Special Rapporteur on “the human rights implications of the environmentally sound management of hazardous substances and wastes” is seeking exceptionally motivated, organized undergraduate students, graduate students, and graduates for the opportunity to gain experience in human rights and environmental law. Click here for further information.

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About My Internship Experience At CIEL

Photo of CIEL Intern - Shashank P. Kumar "My internship at CIEL exposed me to some of the most contemporary and pressing issues in international law, world trade and environment.

Apart  from analyzing black-letter law and theory, my assignments taught me how to balance various stake-holder concerns and coming up with pragmatic solutions. I found the program to be very inclusive, with interns regularly attending weekly staff meetings and many other events around D.C.

Having had made some very good friends, I can easily say that the entire CIEL family is extremely friendly, supportive and approachable. It was an inspiring experience, to say the least!"

- Shashank P. Kumar
LL.M. Candidate - Class of 2011
Yale Law School

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