I Want to Apply for an Equal Justice Works Fellowship


Application Opens June 28, 2017

Application Timeline

June 28, 2017Application opens
September 27, 2017The application and supporting paperwork are due to Equal Justice Works by 11:59pm EST
November 2017Interviews begin for selected candidates
December 2017 - April 2018Interviews continue; Fellowships are offered on a rolling basis
September 2018Class of 2018 Fellows begins service


Candidate Eligibility

You must be a third year law student, a recent law school graduate, or an experienced private attorney who demonstrates a commitment to public interest law. Your law school must be an Equal Justice Works member law school at the time you apply. If your shcool is not on this list, please email Fellowships@equaljusticeworks.org 

Host Organization Eligibility

The host organization must be a non-profit during the term of the two-year Fellowship, commit to providing health insurance, fringe benefits, and any salary in excess of $50,000. They must also provide supervision, a work space, and the materials (computer, internet access, phone, etc.) needed for the project.

Project Eligibility

Host Organizations and Candidates must collaboratively deisgn a new project, which focuses on legal advocacy on behalf of disenfranchised individuals, groups or issues not adequately represented in our legal system. Projects may be in any issue area except standard criminal defense or international law. Projects must focus on benefitting individuals and groups residing in the United States.


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

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