For CUA Law Students — Upcoming postgraduate fellowship deadlines

June 10, 2015

By way of reminder, project-based programs are those through which you propose a typically 2-year project/position developed in collaboration with a partner organization to a 3rd party funder like Equal Justice Works or Skadden.

There is a program entitled Fellowships 101: An Introduction to Postgraduate Public Interest Fellowships taking place on July 9th from 6:30 –8:30 pm that will offer a helpful overview. Register at https://wclawyers.org/events/upcoming-events/fellowships-101/.

Below is information regarding a number of organizations interested in selecting individuals with whom to apply for project-based postgrad legal fellowships. Additional opportunities are listed on www.psjd.org (Public Service Jobs Database) and/or will be added on a rolling basis. To find them, conduct an advanced search from the “Search Jobs & Employers” tab, click on the blue “Advanced Search” tab, click on the “Search for Job Postings” radio button and check “FELLOWSHIP – Legal: Project-Based” under “Job Type” further below.

June 12, 2015

The Legal Aid Society of New Yorkhttp://www.legal-aid.org/media/192071/fellowships.pdf. Note that the application materials must be submitted as one pdf by 11:59pm ET on the 12th.

June 29, 2015

Children’s Law Centerhttp://www.childrenslawcenter.org/job/call-fellowship-applicants.

Swords to Plowshareshttp://www.swords-to-plowshares.org/. Based in San Francisco, apply by sending a cover letter detailing your interest in Swords to Plowshares along with a resume, academic transcript, writing sample, and list of three references to: bvonbehren@stp-sf.org. Please be sure to include “Fellowship Candidate” in the subject line. Contact me if you want to see the flyer they circulated.

ASAP (submissions reviewed on a rolling basis)

The Legal Aid Society of DCwww.legalaiddc.org/employment. Focused on public benefits law this year. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so applicants are encouraged to apply early.

NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fundhttp://www.naacpldf.org/post-graduate-fellowship. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis prior to July 17, 2015; however, applicants are encouraged to submit materials as soon as possible, as most relevant fellowships have deadlines in the early fall.

These application processes are the mechanisms some organizations utilize to determine which applicant(s) will partner with them on fellowship applications to be submitted this fall for postgraduate positions starting fall of 2016. I am available as a resource to assist you in compiling and reviewing these preliminary application materials. Please contact Jen Tschirch (tschirch@law.edu), Pro Bono Coordinator if you have any questions.

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