Post-Graduate Fellowship Opportunities (as of 09/15/22)
Equal Justice Initiative (Montgomery, AL)
DEADLINE: November 7, 2022 though early applications are strongly encouraged
Founded in 1989 by Bryan Stevenson, a widely acclaimed public interest lawyer and bestselling author of Just Mercy, EJI provides legal representation to people who have been illegally convicted, unfairly sentenced, or abused in state jails and prisons. This is a fully-funded two-year fellowship starting in Fall 2023.
Program dates can be found under the 2023 application webpage. The resources for the program are at https://www.pmf.gov/become-a-pmf/resources/. Please check these webpages frequently for any updates. Please read everything carefully – there are a number of moving parts to the process.
Do reach out to Akua Akyea with questions about this fantastic program.
Immigrant Justice Corps (IJC) is the country’s first fellowship program dedicated to meeting the need for high-quality legal assistance for immigrants seeking citizenship and fighting deportation. Inspired by Chief Judge Robert Katzmann of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, IJC brings together the country’s most talented advocates, connects them to New York City’s (and beyond) best legal and community institutions, leverages the latest technologies, and fosters a culture of creative thinking that will produce new strategies to reduce the justice gap for immigrant families, ensuring that immigration status is no longer a barrier to social and economic opportunity.
Law students who will graduate in 2022, 2021 and 2020 law graduates are eligible to apply.
Federal Government Opportunities (see Arizona Handbook for details. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for password)
The Civil Rights Litigation Fellowship lasts for one year, with the opportunity to apply for a permanent associate position during the fellowship. The Fellow participates in all aspects of litigation, from interviewing clients to assisting with trials, hearings and mediations. Fellows have extensive client contact and participate in case development and strategy.
Polikoff-Gautreaux Fellowship – Business and Professional People for the Public Interest (Chicago, IL)
BPI hires a recent law or policy school graduate each fall to become a Polikoff-Gautreaux Fellow for a two-year term, beginning the following fall. Fellows do not create stand-alone projects but instead are fully integrated into BPI’s staff as attorneys and policy analysts.
National Center on Philanthropy and the Law Fellowship in NonProfit Law (New York, NY)
The NCPL Fellowship in Nonprofit Law permits one Fellow each year to spend a year in residence at a nonprofit organization. The 2023-2024 Fellow will work closely with senior staff and staff attorneys at Lawyers Alliance for New York (Lawyers Alliance) who have practice specialties that will expose the Fellow to a broad range of disciplines that address the legal needs of nonprofit organizations.
Alan R. and Barbara D. Finberg Fellowship – Human Rights Watch (New York, NY/Washington, DC/remote)
Fellows monitor human rights developments in various countries, conduct on-site/in-office investigations, draft reports and/or other materials on human rights conditions, and engage in advocacy and media outreach aimed at publicizing and curtailing human rights violations
Aryeh Neier Fellowship – Human Rights Watch/American Civil Liberties Union (New York, NY/Various)