The Global Justice Fellowship (GJF) is one of two major summer global programs at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. The GJF supports JD students in pursuing international public interest internships over the summer.
To complement the Law School’s course offerings and clinical opportunities, the GJF provides students with opportunities to gain first-hand experience in promoting and advocating for global justice.
Many students come to law school eager to explore international and comparative human rights and rule of law issues. This program is designed to immerse students in the law and legal culture of another part of the world and to work on the most pressing global issues facing the world today.
Kimberly Grambo L’19
“In addition to conducting substantive research on legal threats to free media in South Asia, I met and worked with a fierce group of democracy defenders throughout my fellowship, who introduced me to a broad and interconnected web of challenges to the rule of law in the region.”
Allyson Reynolds L’19
“The ICC aims to hold individuals, rather than States, accountable for the most serious crimes of concern to the international community such as genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. My greatest privilege this summer was learning from and working alongside individuals with a vast spectrum of experiences, all dedicated to the pursuit of international criminal justice through ending impunity.”
Read Allyson’s reflections from internship at the ICC
Center for Justice and International Law
Learn about Eduarda Lague’s summer internship at CEJIL in Buenos Aires.
Center for Migration and International Relations
Learn about John Peng’s summer internship at CMIR in Kathmandu.
Office of the U.N. High Commissioner of Human Rights
Learn about Leah Wong’s summer internship at UNHCR in Geneva
Institute for Human Rights and Business
Learn about Maura Douglas’s summer internship at IHRB in London.