The Pre-Law Program gives students meaningful understanding about the profession, concrete skills they need to be competitive law school applicants and successful law school students, and long term vision that ensures their professional success. Students are encouraged to secure summer internships and gain legal experience.More About the Pre-Law Program
The Roosevelt House Public Policy Program is based on the understanding that the preparation of informed individuals is the key to a vibrant participatory democracy. The program prepares students by providing essential research and rigorous analytical skills that are important goals of a strong liberal arts education.
Our graduates are unique; they span many majors from Anthropology to Political Science, Chinese and Urban Studies to Biology. Students have an opportunity to interact first-hand with policy experts and practitioners in New York City and Washington, DC, both in the classroom and outside, and learn how policies are created, how communities come together to demand change, who benefits from specific policies, and how to best measure the impact of public policy. These are important skills that enable students to enter competitive graduate school programs or to embark on careers in public affairs and the nonprofit sector at both the national and global level.More About the Public Policy Program
The Roosevelt House Human Rights Program aims to give students the critical and analytical tools they need to address human rights problems intelligently and constructively, whether as advocates, scholars, researchers or informed citizens. Through academic study and hands-on experience, students explore both the theoretical and practical underpinnings of current human rights debates. By learning about human rights law, theory and practice, students in the program will understand how human rights norms and aspirations can shape public policy, international relations, corporate behavior, and civil society.
As part of both the 15-credit Minor and 24-credit Certificate programs, enrolled students are required to commit a minimum of 120 hours over the course of a semester to a human rights-related internship for which they receive 3 academic credits.More About the Human Rights Program
The Public Service Scholar Program (PSSP) seeks to improve our cities and the lives of people by preparing undergraduates for careers in the public and non-profit sectors. The program seeks to raise the representation of women, minority-group members and new immigrants in leadership positions.
PSSP is a one-year internship where students work 20 hours per week from September to May in non-profit and government agencies and elected official’s offices. PSSP provides up to 20 students per year with 12 credits and a merit-based fellowship to assist with tuition and basic expenses. The program is open to Hunter College juniors and seniors in any academic major.More About the PSSP