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We offer a dynamic environment and the opportunity to contribute to a wider understanding of, and respect for, human rights and internatational humanitarian law. Our headquarters are in Lund, Sweden and we have offices in Beijing, Amman, Istanbul, Nairobi and Phnom Penh.

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Join RWI as an Intern

Our internship gives you as a university student and recent graduate with a special interest in human rights the opportunity to familiarise yourself with our  practical human rights work, helping to complement academic studies in the field and to gain practical work experience.

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Vacant internships

Interns autumn 2022 at the Communications Department.

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Fulbright-Lund University Chair in Public International Law

This distinguished chair offers an eminent scholar the opportunity to do research and teach at the master’s level in, among other areas, human rights international law, international organizations, humanitarian law, refugee law, human rights-related intellectual property rights or international labor standards.

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Every year we offer scholarships in Sweden and abroad to young people interested in issues related to human rights. This includes a Minor Field Study Programme scholarship and the Martin Alexanderson Research Scholarship for Human Rights Studies.

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Fellowship Programme

Since 2013, the Raoul Wallenberg Institute has given visiting research fellows from academic institutions and national human rights institutions (NHRIs) in Southeast Asia the opportunity to come to RWI’s head office in Lund to conduct research and develop human rights trainings relevant to the Southeast Asia region and context.

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Guest Scholars

The Institute regularly welcomes guest scholars in Lund to be part of the dynamic human rights research environment. Here guest scholars will be exposed to both academic and applied approaches to the study of human rights in a multi-disciplinary environment. 

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Call for Fellowship – Researcher on Rule of Law (full time)

RWI's Cambodia Programme 2020-2022 aims to ensure that academic institutions in Cambodia progressively contribute to the promotion of human rights and gender equality. RWI Cambodia since 2013 supporting human rights research at academic institutions, including at the Centre for the Study of Humanitarian Law (CSHL). CSHL based in Royal University of Law and Economics was established in 2014 and is the only university-based human rights research centre in Cambodia with full time researchers. In addition to providing support to CSHL, RWI provides support to the master programme in international human rights law at Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia and university partners in Battambang and Siem Reap by integrating human rights in teaching and enhancing research skills among teachers and students.

RWI in collaboration with CSHL is looking for a qualified candidate for a fellowship researcher within the area of rule of law. The fellowship is partly based in CSHL and partly in RWI Phnom Penh office. The fellowship is full-time (40h/week).

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For questions and further information, please contact Phnom Penh office, via email:

Call for Papers for an edited book on transformative pedagogy

This invitation is addressed to university instructors and professors who have explored and tested different innovative tools in their teaching practices to decentralize traditional education, to engage students, and develop new pedagogical inclusive practices. We welcome pedagogies that include Indigenous, anti-racist, decolonial, feminist, and intersectional perspectives in their design in the social sciences and the humanities. We are also particularly eager to include experiences of university instructors and professors who use creativity (novel, dance, music etc.).

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We hope that this book will contribute to the creation of an international new network, for doctoral students, emerging and established scholars—including among under-represented groups (women, people of color, indigenous people, sexual minorities, and people with different abilities).

If interested, we encourage you to prepare an abstract of 250-words summarizing the pedagogy that you want to present as well as: 1) the name(s) of the author(s), 2) the email of each author, 3) the status of each author (students, professor, postdoctoral fellow, etc.), 4) the institutional affiliation of each author, 5) the title of the proposed chapter, and 6) at least 2-4 learning outcomes associated with the pedagogy including knowledge, competency, and attitude.

Please send your prepared abstract to by Monday August 30th 2021. Full papers will be expected by Monday December 13th 2021. We would like to conduct the review and editing process promptly in order to have the book in press in the Summer of 2022.