Get Involved


Get InvolvedThe FXB Center and Health and Human Rights: An International Journal welcome monetary donations to assist with our various programs and initiatives. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to the FXB Center or the journal, please email Arlan Fuller. You may also make a check out to the François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights and send it to:

Arlan Fuller, Executive Director
FXB Center for Health and Human Rights
Harvard School of Public Health
651 Huntington Avenue, 7th floor
Boston, MA 02115 USA

Many companies encourage charitable giving among their employees through matching gift programs. Contact your company’s Human Resources office to learn more and to determine if your employer matches contributions to the FXB Center. A matching gift from a participating employer may double or even triple your contribution.If you are a grant-making foundation or corporation interested in supporting the work of the FXB Center, please contact Arlan Fuller at

Health and Human Rights: An International Journal

The Health and Human Rights blog encourages action-oriented dialogue among human rights practitioners, featuring unique commentaries by professionals writing from the field, as well as summaries, opinions, and reviews of health and human rights publications, news, and developments.

The journal invites articles on topics relevant to health and human rights. Visit HHR at or email the journal group at

Student Engagement 

FXB Center programs and projects receive critical research support from interns and work-study students, both in the Boston office and in the field. Past student projects include exploring the use of mobile technology in data collection with the Shanu Project and the Haiti Child Protection Initiative.

Fall 2014 Internships

Please send a resume and cover letter to Please indicate to which program you are applying. Applications are due by August 22, 2014.

1.  Health and Human Rights Resource Guide –Website Technical Support Intern

We are seeking an intern who can assist in making the Health and Human Rights Resource Guide website more efficient and user-friendly.  This is a technical position utilizing the WordPress platform.  Interns will receive training from a web developer to complete the tasks; no experience necessary.

2.  Human Trafficking Intern

The Program on Human Trafficking and Forced Labor is seeking an intern to assist with ongoing research projects.  The intern can expect to conduct research on human trafficking and draft research documents.  Current projects focus on child labor in India and child sexual exploitation in the U.S.  Candidates should have a strong interest in human trafficking and human rights; preference will be given to candidates with social science research experience or knowledge.

3. Realizing Roma Rights Intern

The Realizing Roma Rights intern will work on both the Roma in Europe and Roma in the US initiatives.  They will assist with a literature review,  edit articles and papers, and conduct data analysis.

4. FXB Policy Director Intern

The FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, located at the Harvard School of Public Health, combines the academic strengths of research and teaching with a strong commitment to service and policy development.  The FXB Center works to promote the rights and wellbeing of children and adolescents in extreme circumstances worldwide.  We achieve this through research, education, policy advocacy, and leadership.  The student intern will work exclusively with the FXB Policy Director, Alicia Ely Yamin, JD, MPH.

The student will have the opportunity to work on projects related specifically to sexual and reproductive health rights.  The first project is on sexual and reproductive rights ‘lawfare’—or the use of courts to advance social agendas normally pursued through political forums.  The student will assist researching the role of courts, as well as international tribunals and treaty bodies, as sites of struggles over sexual and reproductive rights (SRR-lawfare) and will undertake research aimed at understanding the legal, social and political effects of these cases, including how they affect the social and normative legitimacy of the international human rights standards.  One specific dimension of the work on SRR lawfare relates to transnational actors and their roles in promoting both progressive and conservative agendas on sexual and reproductive rights, as funders, norm entrepreneurs, and mobilizing actors.

Applicants must have demonstrable knowledge of international human rights law and international human rights legal mechanisms, as well as some knowledge of and interest in sexual and reproductive rights. Please contact Rebecca Cantor if interested ( with a cover letter and CV.  The position will be at least 14 hours per week and is available starting in late August/early September.