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Junior Fellow – U.S. House Human Rights Commission

The Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission in the U.S. House of Representatives is in urgent need of a Junior Fellow to staff day to day operations for the Republican Co-Chairman, Joseph R. Pitts (R, PA-16). This fellow is needed to start as soon as possible. The fellow, desirably, would be sponsored by an outside organization/fellowship program specializing in the field of foreign affairs, human rights or international religious freedom. Candidates with significant background, expertise or education in International Relations or Law are welcomed, although others will be considered on a case by case basis. All candidates should hold a center-right or conservative ideology/philosophy/worldview.

Expertise Desired

– Human Rights
– Foreign Affairs
– International Development
– Humanitarian Issues
– International Religious Freedom
– Center Right/Conservative ideology, philosophy and worldview

Assignment Summary:

Fellows will organize hearings and briefings, draft press releases, draft letters to various heads of state and U.S. government officials. Responsibilities will include extensive human rights research and analysis, drafting briefing memoranda, hearing statements, hearing questions, and inter-agency coordination. Fellows may also meet with human rights activists and foreign government officials, and coordinate staff briefings with the State Department and USAID.

Position Summary:

The Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission (TLHRC or Commission) is looking for enthusiastic individuals interested in human rights and U.S. foreign policy to work as Republican congressional fellows. The Commission is a bipartisan entity in the U.S. House of Representatives, housed in and resourced by the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. The Commission holds hearings and briefings to raise awareness among members of Congress and their staff about pressing global human rights issues. Previous hearings have focused on refugees and internally displaced persons, religious freedom, humanitarian crises, and global human rights hot spots, including North Korea, Sudan and other regions. Fellows will gain an in-depth knowledge of human rights law and procedures. Fellows support the work of the   Republican Co-Chairman of the TLHRC, Joseph R. Pitts. For more information about the Commission, please visit

For consideration, please send a resume, cover letter and two writing samples to No phone calls or walk-ins, please.

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