I Want to Apply for an Equal Justice Works Fellowship

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The 2015 Fellowship Application is now open, and the deadline for submission of all application materials is September 17, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. EDT.

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Application Timeline

July 7, 2014The 2015 application will be available.
Sept. 17, 2014The application and supporting paperwork are due to Equal Justice Works by 5 p.m. EDT
Nov. 2014Interviews begin for selected candidates
Dec. 2014 - April 2015Interviews continue; Fellowships are offered on a rolling basis
Sept. 2015Class of 2015 Fellows begins service


Becoming an Equal Justice Works Fellow is highly competitive.  The application and selection process for an Equal Justice Works Fellowship involves the following:

  1. You must be a third year law student, a recent law school graduate, or an experienced attorney who demonstrates a commitment to public interest law. Your law school must be an Equal Justice Works member law school.
  2. You must identify a qualifying nonprofit host organization that will provide you with a full-time position upon receiving a fellowship.
  3. The host organization must be willing to be your employer during the term of the two-year fellowship, meet salary requirements, and provide you with supervision, a work space, employee health and fringe benefits, and the materials (computer, internet access, phone, etc.) that you will need to successfully complete your project.
  4. Together with your host organization, you must design a new project, which focuses on legal advocacy on behalf of disenfranchised individuals, groups or issues not adequately represented in our legal system.
  5. Equal Justice Works reviews the applications and selects projects that can be matched with potential sponsors. Sponsors determine whom they would like to interview and ultimately choose the fellow. Decisions are made on a rolling basis.

Download our application guide for more details about the process.


View our frequently asked questions or send an email to fellowships@equaljusticeworks.org. Include your name, email address, and phone numbers.

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