Post-Graduate Policy and Litigation Fellow

Advancing Justice | AAJC seeks post-graduate fellows interested in gaining firsthand experience in appellate and policy-based advocacy on civil rights issues

The Position

We're looking for post-graduate fellows interested in gaining firsthand experience in appellate and policy-based advocacy on civil rights issues significant to Asian American communities. We are particularly interested in candidates that have either completed judicial clerkships, or one to two years of post-graduate work with another public interest organization, government employer, or law firm.

Fellows will work alongside Advancing Justice | AAJC’s policy and litigation staff on activities such as legal and policy analysis, administrative and legislative advocacy, litigation, and amicus brief drafting. Fellows will also have the opportunity to work on and complete an independently designed project or initiative. Advancing Justice | AAJC is open to fellowship projects. We are committed to working closely with selected candidates to develop compelling fellowship proposals that can be completed during a one- to two-year fellowship period.

Qualifications

Fellowship applicants must have excellent research, writing, and analytical skills and the ability to work independently. Past experience in one (or more) of Advancing Justice | AAJC’s core program areas and demonstrated commitment to public interest work is preferred but not required. We are also open to strongly qualified candidates who are exploring a future career in public interest or civil rights work.

How to Apply

To apply for Fall 2017 fellowship positions please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and a short 1-2 page preliminary project proposal to: hiring@advancingjustice-aajc.org

Application Deadline:  November 18, 2016. Please note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We strongly encourage applications well in advance of the November deadline to ensure adequate time to craft an effective fellowship proposal.