Summer Research Assistant, Journalism

Posted On: May 17, 2016

Media-Related Job

Media Organization: NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights

Company Description

Since it launched in March 2013, the NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights remains the first-ever human rights center based at a business school.

Our mission is both educational and practical. We aim to equip business leaders with essential knowledge about human rights through our course offerings at Stern, research, and our forthcoming textbook. We also have an advocacy agenda. We look to create real change in human rights conditions through project-based work across business sectors. We use what we learn in these projects to advocate for broader change.

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Job Description

The NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights is seeking a research assistant to complete a targeted overview of editors, journalists and publications within the business and human rights field. The research assistant will compile a list of influential voices within both print and electronic media with the goal of expanding awareness, influence, and coverage for the Center. Our work focuses on both the general developments in business and human rights as well as sector-specific work in fast fashion, food and beverage, large-scale construction projects, and sustainable finance.

The research assistant will work alongside the Center to understand our voice and perspective and help to determine how to translate these to the media. Aside from members of the general business press (The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal), you will identify editors and journalists in other publications with whom the Center should be developing relationships to publicize its work. You will become familiar with the relevant press landscape and gain greater clarity on how a non-profit organization creates and executes media strategy.

We are looking for one student to fill this opportunity. The position requires excellent research and written communication skills. The candidate must be creative and a broad thinker who can generate fresh ideas. Familiarity with popular news media is a must. An interest in current affairs, business, and human rights is preferred.

Hours: Approximately 10 hours per week
Length: To start immediately and through the end of summer 2016; possibly longer depending on need and student availability

To Apply

Please send a resume and brief cover letter to Tara Wadhwa ( Please highlight any relevant research or experience you have and any existing interest or experience in related fields.