Become a Fellow

Join a Fellowship Program

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.

Design Your Own Fellowship Project

Passionate about a particular legal issue or community? Learn about how you can design your own Fellowship project.

Design your own Fellowship project

Join a Fellowship Program

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Fellowship Programs

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Meet Our Fellows

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Jesse Vogel

Host: Legal Aid Society Of Columbus

Sponsor: Jones Day Foundation, Procter & Gamble Co.

Current Fellow

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Adam Dexter

Host: Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc.

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime

Current Fellow

Alicia Alvarado

Host: American Gateways

Sponsor: Texas Access to Justice Foundation

Current Fellow

Courtney Mendoza

Host: Mental Health Advocacy Services, Inc

Sponsor: Anonymous, Katherine Borsecnik & Gene Weil

Current Fellow