How Can PROLAW Enhance My Career?
PROLAW develops leaders to advance social justice across the globe, through effective, sustainable governance and rule of law reform by providing their students with the specialized theory, skills, and understanding they need to address the complex challenge of reforming and strengthening governance and the rule of law in transitioning and developing nations.
Employment Survey Outcomes
In its first four years, PROLAW has trained 82 highly qualified governance and rule of law development professionals from 38 countries across the globe. The latest student employment survey, covering the first two cohorts, showed that 39% returned to work in their own governments in Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe and North America. 34% are working in the field on rule of law advocacy and governance development as part of international development missions, peacekeeping operations, non-government organizations, and civil society in the US, Italy and in nine countries in transition. The remaining PROLAW students are making a difference as professors, researchers, and legal practitioners in their home countries.
Career Services To Support You
PROLAW Career Services is available to mentor you in creating a professional development plan and to support you in building an international professional network with individuals and organizations involved in rule of law and development work.
Development Internship Program
Under the PROLAW Development Internship Program, PROLAW staff help students to find internship opportunities with organizations which carry out rule of law and development work. Students should aim to submit applications in January with internships usually beginning in May, after completion of the coursework phase of PROLAW. The internships last between ten weeks to six months. Students may be granted extensions to their thesis deadlines in order to accommodate internship scheduling. PROLAW has in the past helped place students at the International Fund for Agricultural Development and the Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome, the International Criminal Tribunal in The Hague and the European Public Law Organization in Athens. Students may apply to PROLAW for a scholarship grant if an internship that is approved under this Program is unpaid. There are several grants available in amounts up to $2,000. Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis as well as based on the financial needs of each applicant. Any external sponsoring of the internship will be deducted from the amount awarded. Awards will only be made to students who have confirmed internship offerings.