External Post-Graduate Public Interest Fellowships

Public Interest Fellowships

Post-graduate public interest fellowships are an excellent way to begin your career in public interest law. Many fellowships are project-based, where applicants partner with a non-profit organization and apply for external funding based on a specific proposed project. Others are funded directly by the organization with which the fellow will work. The fellowship application process primarily takes place during the 2L summer and 3L year but it is important to foster relationships with potential sponsors as early as your 1L year.

For more general information about potential fellowship opportunities visit:

Links to specific public interest fellowship funding opportunities:

2023 Post-Bar Organizational Fellowship Opportunities

2023 Fellowship Funding

2023 Project Based Public Interest Fellowships 

Below is a partial list of some organizations who have hosted project based fellowships (eg. Skadden, EJW, Justice Catalyst, etc.) in the past. Some have a two step process - first you apply to the organization to be selected as a fellowship partner, then you apply to fellowships for funding. Updated deadlines for 2023 are bolded. Deadlines not bolded are from last year, please check with organization to confirm 2023 deadline, you can use last year as a guide. NOTE: Please check with the organization's website to verify deadlines and application requirements. 

 

List of California Host Organizations (alphabetical by organization name)

For hosts in other states click here or scroll down 

Organization Location (CA) Deadline Fellowships Issue Area(s) Funded or Seeking
A New Way of Life Reentry Project Los Angeles   EJW Re-entry; Criminal Law
Accountability Counsel

San Francisco or Washington, DC

or Asia

Rolling EJW, Skadden, etc. Location determines issue area, see organization's webpage
ACLU Disability Rights Project San Francisco Rolling, priority consideration June 15, 2022 EJW, Skadden, etc. Guardianship, policing and mental health, voting
ACLU Immigrant Rights Project San Francisco  Rolling, priority consideration June 15, 2022 EJW; Skadden While we will work with the applicant to adapt and tailor the project proposal as appropriate, we are particularly interested in advancing work that will advance farmworkers’ and domestic workers’ rights, including access to minimum wage, overtime, and workers’ compensation, and collective bargaining protections.
ACLU of Northern California San Francisco Rolling EJW Civil Rights/Liberties
ACLU of Southern California Los Angeles on or before July 2, 2021 (for Skadden, EJW, Justice Catalyst or Soros); Rolling for other fellowships EJW; Skadden, Soros, others

The ACLU SoCal will be pursuing fellowships to address some, or all, of the following areas:

  • Alternatives to policing, with a focus on racial and economic justice in traffic and transit enforcement
  • Immigrants’ Rights
  • Jails conditions and decarceration (seeking non-attorneys)
  • LGBTQ, Gender Equity, and Reproductive Justice, with a focus on birth justice and the policing, surveillance, and punishment of BIPOC parents and their families via the child welfare system
  • Voting Rights and First Amendment
ACLU Foundation of San Diego and Imperial Counties  San Diego  Rolling, preferred before June 15, 2021 Skadden, EJW, Soros Other Seeking a Legal Fellow to protect and advance immigrants' rights in San Diego and Imperial Counties
AIDS Legal Referral Panel San Francisco Rolling Skadden, EJW, Other Various
Asian Americans Advancing Justice Los Angeles Rolling Skadden Policy, Immigration
Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project Remote, location flexible Rolling EJW, Skadden, Justice Catalyst Immigration, Asylum
The Bail Project Los Angeles Rolling until filled Any Legal Support for Bail Operations, Advocacy Support to End Cash Bail
Bay Area Legal Aid Richmond On or before June 30, 2021 EJW, Skadden, others Homelessness intervention and prevention in the Bay Area
Bet Tzedek Legal Services  Los Angeles July 15, 2022 EJW; Skadden

 

California Rural Legal Assistance Salinas July 19, 2019 EJW Environmental; Farmworkers; Immigration
California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation Sacramento; Santa Rosa   EJW; Skadden Farmworkers
CARECEN Los Angeles   EJW Immigrant Populations
Center for Gender & Refugee Studies San Francisco   EJW Immigration
Centro Legal de La Raza  Oakland ASAP - Rolling EJW; Skadden While Centro Legal seeks project proposals in any of our issue
areas, we especially welcome proposals that seek to establish innovative partnerships with
community-based organizations that are already serving our clients in other capacities. For
example, we are interested in building medical-legal and school-based partnerships. We welcome
proposals that would involve more than one of our program areas, and are happy to work in
collaboration with the fellow applicant to develop a proposal.
Children’s Defense Fund Los Angeles N/A Skadden Youth/Children
Communities for a Better Environment Huntington Park, Richmond or remote September 25, 2022 EJW; Skadden; Other Environmental Justice
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Palo Alto   EJW Children/Youth
Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) Los Angeles August 3, 2020 Skadden, EJW, Soros, other Civil Rights or Immigrant Rights
Court Watch Los Angeles (National Lawyers Guild - LA) Culver City August 1, 2021 EJW; Skadden; Other Specifically, NLG-LA seeks a fellow to lead Court Watch Los Angeles, a volunteer-driven court observation program that monitors the region’s criminal court system and pursue their own related project
Disability Rights Advocates Berkeley or New York

Rolling/ July 6, 2022, Priority

EJW; Skadden Disability Rights
Disability Rights California

Sacramento

San Diego   

Los Angeles  or

Oakland

July 19, 2021 EJW; Skadden; Other

DRC invites proposals related to the work of our Advocacy and Community Engagement Practice Group, which provides direct legal services to individuals with disabilities and conducts outreach, community organizing, and collaborates with other agencies on statewide projects.

The Advocacy and Community Engagement Practice Group is specifically looking for a fellow to help build a disaster response and emergency preparedness practice.

Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund Berkeley August 1, 2022 EJW or Skadden DREDF works intensively with prospective fellows to develop projects that address critical disability civil rights law issues. We are interested in candidates who will collaborate on simultaneous applications to more than one funder. Fellowship proposals should connect to DREDF’s areas of engagement and expertise. Advocacy priorities include defending and advancing the rights of disabled people in: education; access to government programs and services; housing; health care including long-term services and supports; transportation; technology; parenting and the dependency system; and self-determination and decision-making.
Earthjustice San Francisco Rolling until August 1, 2020 EJW; Skadden; Other Fossil Fuels Program
East Bay Community Law Center Berkeley Currently not hosting   Children; Youth
Equal Rights Advocates San Francisco Rolling until August 2, 2021, 5pm PST EJW; Skadden; other

The fellowship’s goals are to address one or more of the following major categories impacting essential women workers:

  • Work with Fair Wages: raising the minimum wage, abolishing the sub-minimum wage, equal pay for the same work, and ending wage theft;
  • Work with Safety and Dignity: workplaces free of harassment, assault, retaliation, and silencing agreements;
  • Work with Family: pregnancy accommodations, job-protected and paid leave, paid sick time, and access to affordable and quality childcare.
Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project Los Angeles Rolling EJW; Skadden; Other Depending on the fellow interest, the project may focus on immigrant advocacy, community education legal services, detained or released representation of immigrants in removal proceedings. Esperanza will prefer projects that address issues affecting immigrants in removal proceedings due to the current immigration policies.
Family Violence Appellate Project Oakland Reviewed on rolling basis until filled EJW, Skadden, others Domestic Violence Survivors
Homeboy Industries Los Angeles   Skadden Re-Entry; Expungement; Consumer Rights; Social Services
Human Rights First (Legal Fellow) Los Angeles or New York ASAP EJW, Skadden, others

Human Rights First is primarily interested in projects that will support our efforts in Los Angeles and New York to advance due process and address systemic impediments to access to counsel and fair proceedings in the legal representation and treatment of asylum-seekers during border processes, asylum office interviews, and immigration court hearings.

We will also consider innovative, impactful asylum-related projects outside the delineated areas.

Impact Fund Berkeley, CA June 18, 2021 EJW; Skadden; Others Civil Rights-Focused Projects that can be addressed through impact litigation
Inland Counties Legal Services Riverside, CA July 15, 2021 EJW; Skadden; Others  
Inner City Law Center Los Angeles April through July, reviewed on a rolling basis Skadden; EJW; AmeriCorps Homelessness
Justice Action Center Remote Rolling Justice Catalyst, EJW, Skadden, other Applicants do not need to submit a final project proposal with this application but are encouraged to share project ideas and particular interests related to JAC’s work. JAC is particularly interested in candidates who are committed to JAC’s efforts to fill gaps in litigation for immigrant communities and take creative approaches to combining storytelling and litigation. JAC is willing to work collaboratively with selected candidates to develop a final fellowship proposal. 
Kids in Need of Defense Los Angeles   EJW Immigrant Populations
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco Rolling until July 20,22  EJW We particularly have a need for fellows who want to work with our economic justice program, but will be reviewing candidates for all three areas (racial justice, immigrant justice, economic justice). 
Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability  Fresno, Bakersfield, or Coachella Rolling EJW, Skadden, other We welcome applications from qualified individuals who are interested in working with us to develop a fellowship proposal relating to any of Leadership Counsel’s topical practice areas, including but not limited to:
  • inclusive and environmentally just land use planning
  • safe and affordable drinking water and wastewater service
  • affordable and clean transportation options
  • clean air
  • climate justice including a just transition
  • energy equity
  • sustainable agriculture
  • quality affordable housing and fair housing choice
  • transparent and inclusive governance.
Learning Rights Law Center Los Angeles   Skadden Youth; Special Education; Disability Rights
Legal Aid Association of California Oakland  Spring 2021 Skadden Legal Aid at Work seeks to protect and expand the rights of low-wage workers, utilizing an array of strategies including impact litigation, direct services, legislative advocacy, and policy work.
Legal Aid at Work San Francisco Accepting applications during Spring 2021 Skadden Workers’ Rights
Legal Aid of Sonoma County Santa Rosa July 26, 2021 Skadden, EJW, Other We seek a candidate willing to take on a project aimed at providing legal assistance to rural, hard to reach veterans. 
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles Los Angeles Rolling submit early as possible EJW; Skadden; Other Will consider proposals in any of their practice areas and looks favorably on proposals with a strong pro bono component
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County Redwood City Rolling EJW; Skadden; Other Projects should focus on one of Legal Aid’s existing program areas: health, housing, public benefits, domestic violence, immigration, or education.
Legal Services for Children San Francisco July 19, 2021 EJW; Skadden Children/Youth, Issues arising from dependency practice
Legal Services of Northern California  Auburn, Chico, Eureka, Redding, Sacramento, Woodland, Ukiah or Vallejo July 15, 2019 EJW: Skadden; Other Service to low-income clients, particularly underserved populations
Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice Los Angeles No later than 2 months prior to fellowship application deadline EJW interested in developing fellowship projects that enhance and complement LACLJ’s existing practice areas
Los Angeles LGBT Center Los Angeles   EJW Immigrant Populations
MALDEF Los Angeles; Sacramento     Civil Rights
Mental Health Advocacy Services, Inc. Los Angeles No Date/ASAP EJW; Skadden; Others Since MHAS practice areas cross a broad spectrum of disability rights, MHAS has had success working with graduates who seek to find a home for their disability rights fellowship projects. This year, MHAS is particularly interested in proposals that would provide civil legal services to individuals with serious mental health disabilities who are referred to MHAS through an existing partnership with the Mental Health Court of the Los Angeles Superior Court
National Center for Lesbian Rights San Francisco   EJW LGBTQ Rights
National Center for Youth Law Oakland June 24, 2022 EJW; Skadden; Soros; Other Education, Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice, Health, Mental Health, Commercial Sexual Exploitation, and Immigration
National Day Laborer Organizing Network Los Angeles   EJW Labor; Employment; Immigration
National Health Law Program Los Angeles (or DC) August 1, 2020 EJW Health
National Housing Law Project San Francisco July 16, 2021 EJW; Skadden; Other Housing Issues
National Immigrant Justice Center San Diego (or Chicago) Rolling, August 10, 2022 Priority EJW; Skadden; Other NIJC will work with candidates to develop proposals for submission, helping tailor proposals to address important immigration rights issues.
National Immigration Law Center Los Angeles Late Spring/Early Summer of the year prior to the fellowship start EJW; Skadden; etc. Immigrant Populations
Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County  Pacoima/Los Angeles Rolling EJW Practice areas we support include housing, immigration, family law, health, clean slate/re-entry, school discipline, public benefits, and Self-Help Legal Access Centers co-located in courthouses across LA County.
Pangea San Francisco or San Jose July 20, 2020 Skadden; EJW; others Immigrant representation, habeas litigation for immigrants
Partnership for Working Families San Francisco & Oakland August 14, 2020 Skadden; EJW; others Policy & Litigation for low-wage workers
Public Advocates San Francisco or Sacramento ASAP, no later than August 2, 2021 EJW; Skadden Metropolitan Equity Team
Public Counsel Los Angeles July 1, 2022 EJW; Skadden; others

This year Public Counsel will consider fellowship proposals limited to those which fall in the following areas:

We do not have an application form separate from those used by the organizations that fund the fellowships. Students who are interested in a fellowship at Public Counsel should send their resume and a brief description of their proposed project directly to the Directing Attorney of the Public Counsel project you wish to work with. If you have a problem reaching the directing attorney or other questions, contact Executive Assistant Uzoamaka Ogbodo EMAIL HERE.

Public Interest Law Project Oakland July 27, 2018 EJW; Skadden, Soros; Other Poverty law, affordable housing, public benefits
Public Justice Foundation Oakland & Washington,DC July 6, 2021 EJW; Skadden; Others

Our Debtors’ Prison Project invites rising third-year law students and recent law graduates to apply for an opportunity to work with us as a legal Fellow.

 

Our Students’ Civil Rights Project (SCRP) invites rising third-year law students and recent law graduates to apply for an opportunity to work with us as a legal fellow on cutting-edge litigation and advocacy related to discrimination in schools. (Strong preference for this project to be based in the DC office)

Public Rights Project Oakland, New York, & Boston ASAP Justice Catalyst, Skadden, EJW, other High-impact affirmative litigation by state and local governments
Root & Rebound Oakland, Fresno, San Bernardino, Los Angeles, Greenville South Carolina Rolling by August 15, 2021 EJW; Skadden; Soros; others Support and legal advocacy to people with arrest and conviction histories 
The San Francisco Wraparound Project

San Francisco, CA

August 31, 2019 EJW In-House medical/legal needs: civil & criminal
Social Justice Collaborative

Berkeley, CA

Rolling EJW, Skadden See website
Start Small Think Big, Inc.

Oakland, work may be performed remotely

August 12, 2021

EJW; Skadden; Others Open to discussing a range of possible project topics based on the candidate’s interests within the scope of Start Small’s areas of legal assistance and in alignment with our organizational values, especially equity and inclusion. Potential areas of project topics include increasing access to opening and maintaining small businesses in the cannabis space throughout the State of California (with the potential to partner with leading Bay Area cities); establishing a self-education module and portal for small business owners in the areas of online and social media presence or employment and labor for micro businesses; and research on the equity impact of AB 5 on under-resourced small business owners, with the goal of impacting policy and legislation. Notwithstanding these suggested areas, candidates are welcomed to approach Start Small with any topic of their own choosing, especially any topic focusing on addressing disproportionate racial impacts regarding access and outcomes in the legal arena.
Swords to Plowshares San Francisco, CA (can be in-person, hybrid, or fully remote) July 11, 2022 Skadden; EJW; Justice Catalyst; etc Veterans; Applicants are encouraged to propose project ideas, though one is not required to apply. 
Transgender Law Center Oakland Rolling EJW Trans Issues; LGBTQ Rights
UCLA Voting Rights Project Los Angeles July 30, 2021 EJW, other Proposed projects can focus either on impact-litigation, public policy changes, and/or an integrated litigation and advocacy campaign. 
UnCommon Law  Oakland July 1, 2020 EJW; Skadden; Other Prisoner rights
Wage Justice Center Los Angeles Rolling Skadden; EJW Workers’ Rights
Western Center on Law & Poverty Los Angeles, Sacramento, Oakland June 15  reviewed on rolling basis Skadden, EJW, other Children and Youth access to Mental Health Services
Youth Law Center San Francisco June 21, 2021 EJW; Skadden; other Child welfare, juvenile justice advocacy

List of Host Organizations outside California (Listed by State)

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Organization Location Deadline Fellowships Issue Area(s) Funded
MULTI-STATE
 

 

   
A Better Balance

New York, NY

Nashville, TN

Washington, DC

Rolling basis EJW; Skadden; others

NYC: Pregnancy accommodation laws, lactation laws, paid sick time laws, NYC Fair Workweek Law, caregiver discrimination laws; and/or paid and unpaid family and medical leave laws.

The NYC fellow could also focus on expanding laws and policies in: Paid family and medical leave or paid sick time campaigns around the country; Pregnancy accommodation campaigns around the country; LGBTQ work-family issues; Quality, affordable, accessible child care; Defending local, progressive laws from state and federal interference (preemption); and/or Other issues related to expanding work/family laws and policies in New York State and/or nationally.

Nashville: Increasing the power and influence of Black women in the South, enforcing new pregnant workers fairness laws in the South, providing direct services to low-wage workers, developing a mobile clinic, public education and enforcement of existing federal legal protections, such as pregnancy discrimination, family and medical leave, and breastfeeding protections for working families in the South; and/or addressing the needs of working parents who lack quality, affordable, and accessible child care.

DC: Pregnancy accommodations, paid family and medical leave, lactation accommodations, paid sick time, caregiver discrimination laws; and/or fair and predictable scheduling.

ACLU Various States Priority deadline varies by state

 

EJW; Skadden; others Various
Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project (ASAP) Various Rolling

EJW; Skadden

Efforts to fill gaps in legal representation for asylum-seeking families
Earthjustice Alaska; New York, NY; Chicago, IL; New Orleans, LA; Washington,DC; Philadelphia,PA  Rolling until August 1, 2020

EJW; Skadden

Alaska Regional Office (Anchorage or Juneau); Coal Program (Philly, Chicago or NY); Fossil Fuels Program (SF or New Orleans); Midwest Regional Office (Chicago); Sustainable Food & Farming Program (NY); Toxic Exposure & Health Program (NY or DC); Tribal Partnerships (TBD); Washington DC Regional Office
LatinoJutice PRLDEF New York, NY Central Islip,NY Orlando, FL Rolling  EJW; Skadden; Other Criminal Justice Reform, Rights Restoration, Economic Justice Worker's Rights, School to Prison Pipeline
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund

New York, NY

Washington, DC

July 2, 2021 EJW, Skadden, Other Education, Economic Justice, Criminal Justice, Voting Rights
National Association of Counsel for Children (Scroll to bottom of the staff page for listing) Denver, CO Washington,DC Atlanta, GA July 15, 2020

EJW; Skadden; Other

Children's rights
Native American Rights Fund Anchorage, AK Washington DC       Boulder, CO June 29, 2020

Skadden; others

NO EJW

Indian Law
Arizona
       
Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project Various cities, AZ June 25, 2021, 5pm pst

EJW, Skadden, Justice Catalyst, others

Seeking to collaborate with up to two rising 3L or LLM students and/or recent law graduates. This year the Florence Project will consider fellowship proposals to fill critical community needs into the following areas:

Border Advocacy, Children's Rights, Crimmigration, Detained Migrant Women (Cis & Transgender), Detained LGBTQ+ Migrants, Due Process Issues, Mental Health Advocacy

Colorado
       
Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center (CREEC) Denver, CO Preferred deadline is June 1, 2021 - hard deadline is July 15, 2021

EJW, Skadden, Justice Catalyst, others

 
The Powell Project Denver, CO ASAP Any funding Our excessive sentencing project focuses primarily on clients serving death-by-incarceration sentences for felony murder, elderly clients, clients who were youthful when incarcerated, and criminalized survivors of gender-based violence. The Fellow will help expand the scope and scale of this initiative.
Rocky Mountain Children's Law Center Denver, CO August 1, 2022 Skadden, EJW, other A successful candidate will be able to create a fellowship proposal rooted in their passion and experience, while also seeking to expand or enhance the Children’s Law Center’s existing work and mission.
Connecticut
       
Center for Children's Advocacy Hartford, CT August 1, 2020

EJW, Skadden, others

Immigrant Youth or LGBTQ+ Youth Advocacy
Delaware
       
Delaware Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. Wilmington, DE July 5, 2020

Skadden, EJW, Others

Public interest
Florida
       
LATINOJUSTICE PRLDEF Orlando, FL Rolling Any Proposals must fit within LJP's mission and current litigation priorities, and ideally should incorporate potential law reform litigation or international human rights advocacy and litigation as part of the project. We are particularly interested in projects that address Puerto Rico and the Puerto Rican diaspora; reproductive rights and/or gender justice, including LGBTQ rights; economic justice, including education and housing justice; and the intersection of the immigration and criminal legal systems. 
Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. Miami, FL August 5, 2022 EJW; Skadden

Possible fellowship topic areas could include, but are not limited to:  Protecting the rights of low-income taxpayers;  Ensuring access to quality healthcare and public benefits; Protecting the rights of consumers and low-wage workers;  Preserving and creating affordable housing;  Protecting the rights of tenants and homeowners;  Advocating for the rights of mobile home park residents; Reentry Justice;  Advocating for the LGBTQ+ community; Racial Justice Projects

Georgia
       
Georgia Resource Center Atlanta, GA Rolling/ August 8, 2022 Priority EJW; Justice Catalyst; others GRC is particularly interested in a project that focuses on providing post-conviction representation to people serving life-without-parole sentences (“LWOP”) in Georgia, which would expand the current work of GRC.
Southern Center for Human Rights Atlanta, GA July 10, 2020 EJW; Skadden criminal justice
Illinois
       
ACLU of Illinois Chicago, IL August 1 Priority EJW; Skadden; others We are currently accepting fellowship applications to support the development of litigation to combat constitutionally inadequate indigent defense in Illinois.
Ascend Justice Chicago, IL July 16, 2021 EJW; Skadden  
Chicago Coalition for the Homeless Chicago, IL October 30, 2020 EJW; Skadden; others Homeless advocacy
The Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Inc. Chicago, IL June 15, 2021 EJW; Skadden; others Hate crime, Housing Opportunity, education equity
Corporate Accountability Lab Chicago, IL Rolling Justice Catalyst, others Corporate accountability: Iinternational supply chain transparency, human rights and environmental accountability
Erie Neighborhood House Chicago, IL July 31, 2019 EJW; Skadden; Others Immigration
Illinois Prison Project Chicago, IL July 30, 2021 EJW Prison reform, criminal defense, human rights
Legal Action Chicago  Chicago, IL July 28, 2021 Skadden Not required to have a proposed project to apply. Use class actions and pursuing legislative initiatives, and other forms of
community-based policy advocacy to effect systemic changes that help many people as opposed to a single individual. We work closely with community groups to identify the
most pressing issues affecting low-income families, with a special focus on racial equity.
Legal Aid Chicago  Chicago, IL July 11, 2022 EJW or Skadden

Legal Aid Chicago particularly welcomes applications from candidates with interest and/or experience in the areas of reentry services and environmental justice, but applications in any of the areas where Legal Aid Chicago practices will be very strongly considered. Legal Action Chicago welcomes applications in any of the areas where Legal Action Chicago practices.

Life Span Chicago, IL Rolling EJW or Skadden Life Span is seeking post-graduate law fellows based at either our Chicago or Des Plaines offices. Life Span empowers survivors of domestic and sexual violence to demand safety as a human right through client-centered services and leads social change through accountability, community engagement, and systemic advocacy.
North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic Highland Park, IL ASAP, no later than July 14, 2022 EJW; Skadden; Others NSLAC expects fellowship candidates and organizations with which they wish to serve (such as NSLAC) to jointly write and submit a 2023 Fellowship application. The first step is for NSLAC to identify potential candidates. If we decide to move forward with a fellowship candidate, we will work hand-in-hand to design the potential two-year Fellowship role, and subsequent job responsibilities.
Roderick & Solange MacArthur Justice Center - Trial Litigation Program Chicago, IL June 30, 2021 EJW, Open Society Foundations, Skadden, Other We welcome inquiries from individuals interested in pursuing projects across any of our Chicago trial program’s priority areas, which include issues of police misconduct, mass imprisonment, racial injustice, and the criminalization of poverty. 
Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law Chicago, IL June 14, 2019 EJW; Skadden; Others Immigrant access, Criminal Justice reform, Economic Justice
Kansas
       
ACLU Kansas Mission, KS Rolling, priority before July 5, 2021 Skadden, EJW, Soros, Justice Catalyst, others We welcome project applications relating to any of the ACLU of Kansas’s civil rights or civil liberties issue areas. Applicants should review our website for a better understanding of our work.
Louisiana
       
Louisiana Capital Assistance Center New Orleans, LA Rolling Skadden, EJW, Soros capital defense
Maryland
       
Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc. Baltimore, MD Rolling until August 2, 2020 Skadden, Justice Catalyst worker rights, immigrant rights
Homeless Persons Representation Project Baltimore, MD Rolling until July 18, 2018 EJW; Skadden; others medical legal partnership, homelessness
Tahirih Justice Center Baltimore, MD August 1, 2018 EJW; Skadden; others immigrant women, humanitarian immigration for women
Massachusetts
       
ACLU of Massachusetts Boston, MA Rolling no later than July 15, 2022 EJW; Skadden; others ACLUM welcomes applications on any significant issue involving civil rights or liberties.
Committee for Public Counsel Services Somerville, MA August 31, 2018 EJW; Skadden; others Criminal Justice, Public Defense, innocence litigation
Community Legal Aid Worcester, MA Rolling EJW; Skadden; others Civil rights, civil liberties
Conservation Law Foundation Boston, MA (or Montpelier, VT; Concord, NH; Portland, ME; or Providence, RI) Rolling until July 1 EJW: Skadden; others Environmental Advocacy
Greater Boston Legal Services Various, MA

ASAP, no later than July 31, 2022 - Earlier applicants will have an advantage

EJW; Skadden Various poverty law issues
Just Futures Law Canton, MA Rolling EJW, Skadden, others disrupting the role of surveillance tech in immigration policing, challenging activist retaliation, gang policy accountability, combating ICE & local police collaboration
New England Innocence Project Boston, MA July 25, 2018 EJW; Skadden; others Wrongful convictions

Project Citizenship

(Skadden Posting)

(EJW Posting)

Boston, MA No Date, ASAP EJW; Skadden Skadden project: Medical-Legal Partnership for immigrant population EJW project: Income fee waivers for naturalization

Rian Immigrant Center 

Boston, MA June 18, 2021 EJW; Skadden; others The fellowship project will aim to address the unmet needs of Rian’s client population. The substantive nature of the fellowship project is open for discussion. Rian hopes to work collaboratively with the fellow to propose a project that meets a demonstrated need, fits within the parameters of our immigration legal program and also appeals to the preferred interest area(s) of the fellow.
Michigan
       
ACLU of Michigan Detroit, MI July 18, 2022 Skadden, Sorros, EJW, Justic Catalyst, other We welcome applications with project proposals relating to any civil rights or civil liberties area. Proposals related to three current priority areas—reproductive freedom, voting rights, and immigrants’ rights—may be most likely to align with our current organizational priorities.
Center for Community-Based Enterprise Detriot, MI July 20, 2022 EJW; Skadden; Soros, others We work in two main areas: (1) providing technical assistance to community-based entrepreneurs who want to start or have an existing businesses and who wish to develop the business as a cooperative, worker-owned enterprise; and (2) working with owners of existing businesses who wish to sell their businesses to their employees.
Mississippi
       
ACLU of Mississippi Jackson, MS Rolling EJW; Skadden; others We welcome project applications relating to any of the ACLU of Mississippi’s civil rights or civil liberties issue areas. Applicants should review our website for a better understanding of our work.  Proposals related to criminal legal reform, LGBTQ rights, voting rights, freedom of speech and immigration align with our current organizational priorities. 
Missouri
       
Legal Services of Eastern Missouri St. Louis, MO August 11, 2018 EJW; Skadden Veterans, civil legal services
New Jersey
       
ACLU of New Jersey Newark, NJ Rolling EJW; Skadden; others We prefer to develop proposed projects that combine legal advocacy and impact litigation, policy advocacy, community outreach, and public education. ACLU-NJ legal staff will collaborate with the selected fellowship candidate to develop a proposal that builds on the candidate’s interests and skills, ensures appropriate supervision and mentorship, fits with the ACLU-NJ’s priorities, and employs strategies most likely to be effective in advancing the project’s goals. The ACLU-NJ will work closely with candidates to craft their pitch to external funders and prepare for interviews.
         
New York
       
A Better Childhood New York, NY August 29, 2018 EJW; Skadden; others Children's rights, juvenile issues
Advocates for Children of New York, Inc. New York, NY Rolling until March 15, 2018 Skadden; EJW Education Advocacy
ACLU, Center for Liberty New York, NY Rolling/July 1, 2022 Priority EJW; Skadden; Justice Catalyst; others The Center for Liberty seeks a fellow to address novel and complex legal questions relevant to defending and advancing the rights encompassed by the Center— reproductive freedom, LGBT rights and the rights of people living with HIV, the rights of people with disabilities, women’s rights, and freedom of religion and belief.  We are particularly interested in sponsoring a candidate interested in looking at these issues from the lens of systemic equality.  Projects will include litigation and research addressing emerging religious refusals issues; state constitutional and statutory research into alternate sources of rights; and litigation responding to the needs of various attorneys in the Center.
ACLU, Criminal Law Reform Project New York, NY Rolling EJW; Skadden; Justice Catalyst; others CLRP seeks to sponsor a fellow in the New York office to undertake a project combatting policing harm through state constitutions and creative litigation to support investments in alternatives to police responses. 
ACLU Immigrant Rights Project New York, NY Rolling  EJW; Skadden protect the civil rights and civil liberties of immigrants
ACLU, Legal Department New York, NY Rolling/July 31, 2022 Priority EJW; Skadden; others the Fellow will be focused on litigating state constitutional rights claims in state supreme courts.
ACLU, LGBTQ & HIV Project New York, NY Rolling/June 24, 2022 Priority

EJW; Skadden; others

LGBTQ+ HIV advocacy
ACLU, Reproductive Freedom Project New York, NY Rolling /June 24, 2022 Priority

EJW; Skadden; others

Reproductive rights
ACLU, Racial Justice Program New York, NY Rolling/July 24,2020 (priority) EJW; Skadden; others Project to fight the over criminalization of people of color
ACLU, Voting Rights Project New York, NY Rolling/June 15, 2022 Priority EJW; Skadden; others Our staff will provide guidance to the selected fellowship candidate to develop their proposal for submission, helping tailor the proposal to address an important voting rights issue. Proposed projects for the Voting Rights Project should have an impact-litigation focus, but successful projects also frequently include an integrated advocacy approach (weaving in policy advocacy, public education, etc.)
ACLU, Women's Rights Project New York, NY Rolling/June 20, 2022 priority EJW; Skadden; others  Legal Fellow to challenge restrictions on women’s economic and social opportunities caused by forms of blacklisting and other procedures that categorically penalize individuals for prior contact with the housing or family regulation systems, such as having an eviction record or appearing on a state child abuse registry.  The proposal may build on WRP’s work identifying and challenging practices and policies that deny women, in particular Black women, access to safe and stable housing. 

We also remain open to proposals on any gender justice topic about which candidates are passionate, particularly those focused on low-income women and girls and issues that disproportionately affect Black women and other women of color. 

 

Brooklyn Defender Services New York, NY Rolling/July 31, 2020 (priority) EJW; Skadden; others Intersection of criminal law and public housing; trafficking and sex work; and post-conviction collateral consequences
The Center for HIV Law & Policy New York, NY Rolling Skadden, EJW, Soros, others HIV Law & Policy
Catholic Migration Services Brooklyn, NY Rolling through July 23, 2018 EJW; Skadden; others civil rights, immigration and refugee, policy
Center for Popular Democracy Brooklyn, NY Rolling through July 31, 2018 EJW; Skadden; others civil rights, education, environment, immigration, policy
Center for Reproductive Rights New York, NY Rolling until filled Skadden, EJW, Soros, others Reproductive rights, international human rights
The Door Manhattan Rolling until July 31, 2022 Equal Justice Works, Skadden, Justice Catalyst, other We are open to discussing any strong proposal, but are particularly interested in fellowships focusing on the following areas:
1) legal issues facing foster-care involved youth
2) expanded provision of immigration services to underserved communities (e.g. indigenous language speakers, LGBTQ youth, homeless youth, etc.)
3) family law, public benefits, reproductive health, and/or educational advocacy
Human Rights First New York, NY ASAP for 2021 EJW; Skadden; others Asylum and Immigration
International Refugee Assistance Project New York, NY Rolling, beginning July 6, 2021 EJW; Skadden; others Litigation, direct services, class action, civil rights, immigration, refugee
LATINOJUSTICE PRLDEF New York, NY Rolling Any Proposals must fit within LJP's mission and current litigation priorities, and ideally should incorporate potential law reform litigation or international human rights advocacy and litigation as part of the project. We are particularly interested in projects that address Puerto Rico and the Puerto Rican diaspora; reproductive rights and/or gender justice, including LGBTQ rights; economic justice, including education and housing justice; and the intersection of the immigration and criminal legal systems. 
Legal Services NYC Bronx Branch Rolling Skadden Specifically, we are seeking fellowship applicants for a Skadden Fellowship for our Community Neighborhood Stabilization, Education, and LGBTQ Advocacy Projects.
Lenox Hill Neighborhood House  New York August 30, 2019 Skadden, EJW, Soros, others Eviction Prevention and Tenants' Rights
Make the Road New York White Plains, NY July 15, 2020 Skadden, EJW, Kirkland & Ellis, others workplace justice
NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. New York, NY July 1, 2022 Skadden, EJW, others While candidates may suggest any fellowship project, for 2023 we are especially interested in projects that focus on issues pertaining to the intersection of First Amendment rights and racial discrimination, including governmental censorship and viewpoint discrimination about historic and present-day racial discrimination and governmental infringement on the right to protest, especially protests against racial injustices.
National Advocates for Pregnant Women New York, NY August 15, 2019 Skadden; EJW; Soros; other Women's rights, civil rights, policy
National Center for Law and Economic Justice  New York, NY June 27, 2022 Skadden; EJW; Justice Catalyst, others

NCLEJ will work closely with selected applicants to develop project proposals and will provide support throughout the fellowship funding application cycle. Although NCLEJ welcomes new proposals for fellowship projects that fit within NCLEJ’s mission and areas of work, a project proposal is not required to apply for sponsorship. Some potential fellowship project areas may include:

  • Advocacy at the intersection of disability and workers’ rights to end the abusive working conditions of New York homecare workers and ensure quality care for consumers;
  • Advocacy to ensure access to public benefits in light of operational shifts by government agencies to remote operation and technology driven practices (data matching, multi-factor and biometric authentication, etc.);
  • Advocacy to challenge predatory and racially discriminatory policing, fines, and fees.
National Employment Law Project New York, NY Rolling no later than August 15, 2021 Skadden; EJW; Other NELP would consider a project that advances NELP’s worker health and safety agenda, supports the burgeoning movements for “just cause” employment protections, or one that promotes the inclusion of historically-excluded groups of workers due to racism, including home care workers, tipped workers, those misclassified as “independent contractors,” and workers currently working for zero-to-subminimum-pay due to their incarceration or detention, participation in a rehabilitation or homelessness assistance program.
New York Civil Liberties Union New York, NY before June 25, 2021 given priority, deadline August 16, 2021 Skadden, EJW, Soros, others project proposal relating to civil liberties and civil rights in New York. Proposed projects often combine legal advocacy and impact litigation, policy
advocacy, community outreach, and public education. We encourage projects that are new and innovative, allowing the NYCLU to serve unmet legal needs or expand our reach to other populations.
New York Lawyers for the Public Interest New York, NY Rolling, no later than July 26 Skadden; EJW; Other Health Justice, Disability Justice, and Environmental Justice
New York Legal Assistance Group New York, NY July 2, 2019 Skadden; EJW; Other Variety of areas of civil legal services law
TakeRoot Justice New York, NY Considered on a rolling basis until August 23, 2021 Skadden; EJW; Other TakeRoot Justice specifically seeks a fellow to work on a project developed by our Immigrants’ Rights practice. Any proposal must consider TakeRoot Justice’s model of partnering with community-based organizations.
Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund, Inc New York, NY Rolling Skadden; EJW; Other Trans Health or Transgender discrimination impact litigation
Unlocal, Inc. New York, NY August 21, 2020 Skadden; EJW Immigration cases working with youth, families, LGBTQ+ immigrants
North Carolina
       
Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy Charlotte, NC Rolling EJW, Skadden, others Government benefits, Health Care Access, Consumer Protection, Immigration Law, Veterans' Benefits, Tax, other
Ohio
       
Advocates for Basic Equality (ABLE)

Defiance, OH

Dayton, OH

Toledo, OH

July 22, 2022 Skadden, EJW, Others Candidates for fellowships are encouraged to develop and bring forward proposals for work in an area of poverty law in one of the following areas (development of a full proposal will be in collaboration with ABLE attorneys):

· Access to Meaningful and Appropriate Education
· Agricultural Worker and Immigrant Rights
· Healthcare and Public Benefits
· Housing and Community Economic Development
· Stability and Independence for Survivors
· Meaningful Access to Justice
· Medical-Legal Partnership
· Reentering Citizens
CAIR - Ohio Cincinnati, OH July 15, 2021 Skadden, EJW, Others The sponsored fellow will collaborate with the CAIR-Ohio Legal Director and legal team to develop a fellowship project that will expand CAIR-Ohio’s work. CAIR-Ohio is seeking to develop projects related to immigration and racial justice
The Immigrant and Refugee Law Center (IRLC) Cincinnati, OH July 23, 2021 Skadden, EJW, Others seeking candidates that would be interested in putting forth proposals that advance our mission, with an emphasis on advocacy for Special Immigrant Juveniles and Victims of Human Trafficking. 
Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc. Toledo, OH ASAP, no later than July 22, 2022 Any Candidates for fellowships are encouraged to develop and bring forward proposals for work in an area of poverty law in one of the following areas (development of a full proposal will be in collaboration with LAWO attorneys):

· Access to Meaningful and Appropriate Education
· Agricultural Worker and Immigrant Rights
· Healthcare and Public Benefits
· Housing and Community Economic Development
· Stability and Independence for Survivors
· Meaningful Access to Justice
· Medical-Legal Partnership
· Reentering Citizens
Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati, Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio, LLC  Cincinnati, OH July 15, 2021 Skadden, etc Poverty law
Oregon
       
Innovation Law Lab Portland, OR August 2, 2019 Skadden, EJW, Others Immigration system issues: prolonged detention, constitutional violations, other
Pennsylvania
       
ACLU-PA Philadelphia, PA July 31, 2021 Skadden, EJW, Others Immigrant Rights
Community Legal Services, Inc. Philadelphia, PA June 21, 2021 Skadden, EJW, Others Depending on the nature of the project, fellows will be placed in one of our 10 legal units: Employment (including wage theft and criminal records expungement), Energy, Family Advocacy, Health and Independence, Home Ownership and Consumer Rights, Housing, Language Access Project, Medical-Legal Partnership, SSI Disability, or the Youth Justice Project.
Education Law Center  Philadelphia, PA July 1, 2022 Skadden, EJW, Others

Potential projects under consideration include the following: • Challenge racialized and exclusionary discipline in public schools, including virtual exclusion, failure to provide due process, failure to consider qualifying disabilities, and racist grooming policies, through direct representation and systemic advocacy • Dismantle the policies and practices that lead to push out of Black and brown families, including parental exclusion, discriminatory fines and fees, and criminalization through truancy referrals • Reduce education barriers and promote effective models for students who need mental health and behavioral health supports in schools, with a focus on Black girls • Promote affirmative and safe schools for all students through direct representation and systemic advocacy on behalf of students experiencing bullying and harassment • Promote inclusive early learning opportunities through direct representation and policy advocacy on behalf of young children with disabilities, children experiencing homelessness, and children in foster care experiencing push out • Engage older youth, including youth who are unaccompanied homeless, undocumented, or pregnant/parenting, in meaningful educational opportunities that prepare them for college or career

Juvenile Law Center Philadelphia, PA July 22, 2020 Skadden, EJW, Others decarceration
Philadelphia Legal Assistance Philadelphia, PA July 14, 2022 Skadden, EJW, Others We welcome any project that would enhance the current work of any of our substantive units, especially with an emphasis on racial equity. Additionally, if you have areas of particular interest or project ideas, we encourage you to state them in your letter.
The Public Interest Law Center Philadelphia, PA July 9, 2021 Skaden, EJW, Others The Law Center will consider a strong proposal in any of our six areas: Education (including Special Education), Employment, Environmental Justice, Health Care, Housing, and Voting.  While candidates are welcomed to provide ideas for a project, a candidate need not have a developed proposal to be considered. Under any circumstance, the Law Center will work with the fellow to finalize a project.
South Carolina
       
Charleston Legal Access Charleston, SC No date listed Skadden, EJW, Others Wage theft
Tennessee
       
A Better Balance Nashville, TN No date listed EJW; Skadden; others workers rights, family rights
Texas
       
ACLU of Texas Houston, TX Rolling until filled EJW; Skadden; others Civil Liberties, Civil Rights
Catholic Diocese of El Paso - Diocesan Migrant and Refugee Services, Inc. El Paso, TX August 24, 2018 EJW Immigration Law
Lawyers for Good Government Texas or DC (but location not required) Rolling Skadden; EJW; Other

L4GG will consider well-researched and impactful projects touching on any areas of L4GG’s focus, including rapid response delivery of legal services, immigrants rights, climate justice, racial justice, and supporting small businesses. We are open to both local, regional, or national projects. We are especially interested in the following types of projects:

  • Projects that provide direct assistance to cities and other municipalities seeking to switch to renewable energy and lower their greenhouse gas emissions. 
  • Projects that provide legal assistance to historically excluded communities impacted by climate change. 
  • Projects that support systemic racial justice policy change. 
  • Projects that mitigate direct harms stemming from racially discriminatory policies. 
  • Projects that support immigrants’ rights and the rights of asylum seekers, both at our southern border (Brownsville Port of Entry) and within the US. If a Fellow would like to support our work at the southern border, they would likely need to be located near or in Brownsville, TX, or make frequent travel to the region. 
  • Projects that support small businesses and nonprofits in historically excluded communities. 

One of L4GG’s key strategies is mobilizing remote pro bono attorneys from our network of more than 100 law firms and corporate legal departments and 125,000+ interested attorneys. As such, successful projects will include pro bono mobilization as a strategy.

Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES) Multiple Locations, TX no date listed EJW; Skadden; Other Immigration Law
Texas Advocacy Project Austin, TX ASAP EJW; Skadden; Other
  1. Bexar County Access to Justice Project. Identify possible family law cases in Bexar County. Fellow will conduct limited appearances for pro se litigants facing roadblocks to justice, develop best practices related to limited appearances, develop training for bar associations on limited appearances, and will recruit pro bono attorneys for TAP to implement best practices. 
  2. Hague Convention Attorney. We have started a comprehensive educational rubric on service of process. Fellow will partner with staff and outside organizations to finalize this rubric for distribution on sites, develop best practices, and train staff and possibly present at Poverty Law Conference.
Texas Fair Defense Project Austin, TX July 15, 2022 EJW, Skadden, other Project focused on the criminalization of homelessness in Texas
Vermont
       
ACLU Vermont Charlottesville, Richmond, or Falls Church, VA Apps reviewed starting July 4, 2021 and considered until filled EJW; Skadden; Other immigrant advocacy, public benefits, affordable housing, consumer protection, employment, health, education or juvenile justice
Virginia
       
Legal Aid Justice Center  Charlottesville, Richmond, or Falls Church, VA June 30, 2020 EJW; Skadden; Other immigrant advocacy, public benefits, affordable housing, consumer protection, employment, health, education or juvenile justice
National Housing Law Project Richmond, VA July 18, 2018 Skadden; EJW Various
The Human Trafficking Institute  Merrifield, VA (or remote) Rolling but encouraged to apply early Skadden; EJW; Justice Catalyst; Other

HTI will work with the fellow to develop a project that will make them a competitive candidate for post-graduate fellowship funding. The project will further one or more areas of HTI’s operations, including:

  • Performing research and writing articles, op-eds, and other scholarship on complex issues impacting human trafficking law;
  • Tracking federal appellate decisions in human trafficking cases;
  • Supporting HTI’s Amicus Project; and
  • Contributing to the development and publication of the 2022 Federal Human Trafficking Report.
Washington
   

 

 
Fair Work Center Seattle, WA July 15, 2022

Skadden: EJW; Others

Fair Work Center staff will work closely with candidates to explore project proposals that align with their interest as well as advance unmet needs of low-wage and vulnerable workers.
Legal Voice Seattle, WA August 10, 2018

Skadden; EJW; Others

Advancing economic justice - esp. rights of women & LGBTQ
Washington, DC
   

 

 

ACLU, National Prison Project 

Washington, DC Rolling/June 15, 2022 (priority) EJW; Skadden; others Our staff will work with candidates to develop their proposals to external funders for submission, helping tailor the proposal to address an important civil liberties issue for incarcerated people. Proposed projects often combine litigation and advocacy with community outreach and public education. 
Advancement Project Washington, DC August 1, 2021

EJW; Skadden, others

Fellows would work on Rights Restoration, Mass Incarceration + Policing Issues, Immigrant Justice or Education Justice and should state their area of interest and preferred fellowship in the cover letter when applying. 
Ayuda Washington, DC Rolling

EJW; Skadden, others

Ayuda has multiple areas of expertise and need. These include, but are not limited to, representing vulnerable youth, representing LGBTQ clients, representing survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, and representing survivors of human trafficking.
Bread for the City Washington, DC July 31, 2021

Skadden; EJW

Bread for the City is seeking a fellowship applicant to expand its provision of legal services by providing immigration services for domestic violence, family violence, and sexual violence survivors. Looking to develop an immigration-specific outreach and legal representation project focused on establishing a stronger relationship between Bread’s Legal Clinic and faith-based communities throughout Washington, D.C. An immigration fellowship candidate should also be interested in immigration-related policy advocacy.
The Campaign Legal Center Washington, DC July 7, 2021

Skadden; EJW

CLC is seeking applicants interested in all of our issue areas: campaign finance, voting rights, redistricting, and ethics. 
Children's Law Center Washington, DC June 28, 2022 Skadden; EJW The project proposal should be focused on one of Children’s Law Center’s practice areas within the medical-legal partnership—education/special education, housing, and health care access.  Children’s Law Center is particularly interested in proposals that have a focus on education/special education, children’s mental health care access, trauma-informed service delivery, and parent and family engagement.
D.C. Law Students in Court Program, Inc Washington, DC Rolling until position is filled Skadden, EJW, Soros, other Landlord-tenant, housing, other justice reform
DC Volunteer Lawyers Project Washington, DC June 18, 2021, but applications considered on a rolling basis EJW or Skadden

 DCVLP is specifically interested in candidates for the following potential projects:

  • A project focused on the intersection between gun violence and domestic violence. This position would include direct representation of low-income survivors of domestic violence in Protection Order, family law, and/or red flag law matters. The position may also include policy work centered on gun laws that impact survivors and other related advocacy.
  • A project focused on mitigating the negative impacts that mental health issues can have on the well-being of vulnerable children who are the subjects of high-conflict custody cases. The work on this project would primarily entail serving as a guardian ad litem in family law matters where the child’s or the parties’ mental health challenges are a factor. 
Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) Washington, DC Apply early Skadden, EJW, Soros, Other Civil Rights Civil Liberties, Intellectual Property
Fair Elections Center Washington, DC Rolling Skadden, EJW, Other Litigation against barriers to voter registration and voting
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Washington, DC June 15, 2022 Skadden; EJW; Soros; Justice Catalyst; others One or more of the following project groups: Voting Rights, Economic Justice, Criminal Justice, Educational Opportunities, Public Policy, Fair Housing and Community Development, or Digital Justice.
Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia Washington, DC Rolling basis, apply early (Closed for 2022) EJW; Skadden seeking proposals for projects based in one of our four existing practice areas or a proposal seeking innovative ways to address client needs across all of our issue areas.  If the candidate does not have a proposal, they should indicate which unit(s) they would like to work with in developing a proposal. Successful proposals will address the continuing racially disparate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the District’s Black and Brown communities as well as underlying racial disparities in income, wealth, and/or access to health care.
Legal Counsel for the Elderly Washington, DC June 28, 2021 EJW or Skadden We intend to select two applicants for sponsorship. Third year law students interested in housing preservation and/or protections for homeowners may wish to pursue these fellowship opportunities.
Muslim Advocates Washington, DC Rolling EJW, Skadden, other Civil rights, civil liberties, litigation, policy
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Washington, DC Rolling EJW, Skadden, Other Education, Economic Justice, Criminal Justice, Voting Rights
National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum Washington, DC No date listed Skadden; EJW Reproductive rights & health; economic justice; immigrant rights
National Center for Transgender Equality Washington, DC Rolling Any outside funding transgender; LGBT, Health Care, privacy, Civil Rights
National Health Law Program Washington, DC August 1, 2020 EJW Health Law
National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty Washington, DC August 1, 2020 Skadden, EJW, Other Homeless advocacy
National Student Legal Defense Network Washington, DC ASAP but no later than July 1, 2018 EJW, Skadden, other Projects focused on student loan borrowers
National Veterans Legal Services Program Washington, DC ASAP EJW or Skadden Veterans issues
National Women's Law Center Washington, DC Rolling until August 15, 2018 - priority based on time of application EJW, Skadden, other Workplace justice, education, income security and child care, reproductive rights & health
Neighborhood Legal Services Program  Washington, DC July 12, 2021 EJW, Skadden Family law, family law, public housing rights and preservation, barriers to pandemic recovery for DC renters, public benefits, predatory lending or credit repair, impact of fines and fees on low-income
Open City Advocates  Washington, DC July 27, 2020 EJW, Skadden, Other Juvenile justice
Poverty and Race Research Action Council  Washington, DC None specified EJW, Skadden, Other Fair housing, environmental justice, education
Reprieve U.S. Washington, DC or Remote Rolling until filled EJW, Skadden, Other Death Penalty, Secret Prisons, Extrajudicial Executions
Rights Behind Bars Washington, DC Rolling EJW, Skadden, Soros, Other We have two main practice areas. We track pro se conditions of confinement litigation and offer representation or other aid to incarcerated pro se plaintiffs on appeal. We identify particularly troubling carceral facilities or practices and use litigation to end them. We are open to project proposals for which an applicant has expertise or a particular passion but we are also happy to work with our applicant to develop a project.
Second Look Project Washington, DC September 1, 2020 EJW, Skadden, Justice Catalyst, Soros, Other Projects directed at helping fight the effects of mass incarceration in Washington, DC
School Justice Project Washington, DC August 27, 2021 EJW or Skadden Candidates may apply for this position with or without a specific project in mind. SJP will work with its selected candidate to apply for a fellowship that will further SJP’s work to increase educational equity and decrease mass incarceration. The project, which will be intentional in how it addresses systemic racism, will center around special education for court-involved students with disabilities, therefore involving work at the intersection of special education law and the juvenile/criminal legal systems. Potential projects may include COVID-19 recovery initiatives, innovative approaches to serving SJP’s current client population, integrating access to other services into SJP’s current model, or other ideas that will expand on or offer a new approach to SJP’s current programming. Fellows will primarily represent clients, though they will also engage in systemic advocacy and legal training activities. 
Tzedek DC  Washington, DC Rolling Skadden, EJW, others Tzedek DC seeks a Fellow to partner with on a proposal to address the medical debt issue through three different means—direct legal services, policy reform, and community education.
Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs Washington, DC Rolling, priority  by July 11, 2021 Skadden; EJW; Soros We are particularly interested in fellowship projects that center racial justice, have a systemic or broad-based dimension, and incorporate litigation into the theory of change.
Veterans Education Success Washington, DC July 31, 2018 Skadden, EJW, others Economic Justice, Veterans, education, public policy