Recent graduates who, as students, participated in some capacity in the Center's activities may apply for "Genocide Scholar" sponsorships. These sponsorships allow recent graduates to go abroad to intern for international criminal tribunals or international organizations whose portfolios encompass genocide prevention or the prosecution of alleged perpetrators. Since these are typically unpaid positions, the Center contributes funding towards their salaries.
So far, the Center has sponsored five Genocide Scholars. We are pleased to report that, with their internships behind them, three of the five Genocide Scholars have secured full-time positions as attorneys working for international human rights organizations.
- Loyola Law School Graduates sponsored by the Center:
- 2016: Policy Analyst at an international nonprofit organization which assimilates evidence and builds cases against governments and organizations committing genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes. The Genocide Scholar later became a full-time employee of the same organization.
- 2016: Intern at the International Crimes Division of the Uganda High Court, assisting the victims.
- 2016: Intern at the International Crimes Division of the Uganda High Court, assisting the lead prosecutor. The Genocide Scholar subsequently obtained employment at a United Nations agency as a traveling human rights monitor headquartered in the Philippines.
- 2015: Judicial intern at the International Criminal Tribunals for Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia, in The Hague, Netherlands.
- 2014: Intern for the judicial chambers at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The Genocide Scholar subsequently became a Visiting Professional with the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
Careers in the field of public international law and human rights work are scarce. Each Genocide Scholar has credited their Center-sponsored internships with having opened the door to full-time employment in this highly competitive arena. We are so proud of these students’ career choices and the persistence with which they have pursued them.