Our issue-specific Fellowship programs enable aspiring and committed public interest lawyers to jump right in and serve communities in need of immediate assistance. Equal Justice Works Fellowship programs range in geography and issue area, and have included addressing affordable housing, issues arising from crime victimization, disaster recovery, elder abuse, immigrant family security, and the unmet legal needs of veterans.
Follow our step-by-step guide to applying to be a part of one of Fellowship programs. Select a program that interests you and scroll through the list of program host organizations. Availability of Fellowship positions at host organizations depends on where the program is in its lifecycle. Once you identify a host organization that has an open Fellowship opportunity, visit the host organization’s website to complete the Equal Justice Works Fellow application to be hired as an Equal Justice Works Fellow.
Join a Fellowship Program
Learn About Our Programs
Equal Justice Works offers Fellowship programs that address a range of legal issues. Learn about all of our current programs to see which one aligns with your passions.
Select a Program
Once you select a program, scroll through the list of host organizations that are part of that program and have an open Fellowship position. Availability of Fellowship positions at host organizations depends on where the program is in its lifecycle.
Apply Directly to the Host Organization
For our Fellowship programs, candidates submit their applications directly to the host organization to be hired as an Equal Justice Works Fellow. Visit the host organization’s website to complete the Equal Justice Works Fellow application.
Benefits of Joining a Fellowship Program
Beyond hands-on experience in a specific issue area, lawyers who join a Fellowship program become part of a core group of dedicated practitioners who share a common passion, learn together, share resources, innovate, problem solve and build a stronger community of practice.
Build capacity at legal services and community organizations that help preserve affordable housing and bring individuals and communities out of poverty.
Crime Victims Justice Corps
Address the legal needs of victims of a range of crimes, including human trafficking, campus sexual assault, fraud, identity theft, and hate crimes.
Disaster Recovery Legal Corps
Deliver critical legal assistance to communities affected by the 2017 Hurricanes.
Georgia Housing Corps
Promote community redevelopment and address housing instability for low-income residents affected by the foreclosure crisis in the state of Georgia.
Housing Justice Program
Provide legal advice, referrals, and full representation for tenants, in support of safe, fair, and affordable housing.
New York State Family Security Project
Foster family security and community education through the delivery of high-quality legal services to underserved immigrant families in New York State.