I Want to Apply for an Equal Justice Works Fellowship

All applications and supporting materials must be submitted by September 16, 2016 at 8:00 pm Eastern time.


Application Timeline

July 6, 2016Application opens
Sept. 16, 2016The application and supporting paperwork are due to Equal Justice Works by 8 p.m. EDT
Nov. 2016Interviews begin for selected candidates
Dec. 2016 - April 2017Interviews continue; Fellowships are offered on a rolling basis
Sept. 2017Class of 2017 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.
Register for our webinars to learn the best strategies for funding your dream job with Equal Justice Works:
July 12, 2pm EST
July 26, 2pm EST
August 3, 3pm EST
August 17, 3pm EST

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 number.

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