Post-Graduate Policy and Litigation Fellowships Starting Fall 2018

Seeking applicants interested in gaining experience in legal and policy-based advocacy on civil rights issues significant to Asian American communities.

The Position

Advancing Justice | AAJC seeks applicants interested in gaining firsthand experience in legal and policy-based advocacy on civil rights issues significant to Asian American communities to sponsor an Equal Justice Works, Skadden, or other post-graduate fellowship. A position with us is contingent upon the applicant securing outside funding. We are interested in sponsoring project proposals related to:

  • Immigration or immigrants’ rights
  • Surveillance and targeting of Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, South Asian communities
  • Countering and responding to hate incidents
  • Voting rights
  • Language access
  • other issues that fit within our mission.  

Projects may include activities such as legal and policy analysis, administrative and legislative advocacy, litigation, and community education and mobilization. Advancing Justice | AAJC is open to fellowship projects on a wide array of topics. Applicants are encouraged to identify specific issues and areas of focus for their fellowship proposal. Advancing Justice | AAJC is committed to working closely with selected candidates to develop compelling fellowship proposals that can be completed during a two-year fellowship period.

Qualifications

Applicants must have a J.D. or plans to complete their J.D. by May 2018. Fellowship applicants must have excellent research, writing, and analytical skills, the ability to work independently, and demonstrated commitment to public interest work. Past experience in one (or more) of Advancing Justice | AAJC’s core program areas is preferred but not required. 

How to Apply

To apply for fall 2018 fellowship positions please send a cover letter indicating areas of interest for fellowship project, a resume and writing sample to:

Hiring
Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC
1620 L Street NW, Suite 1050
Washington, D.C. 20036

or

hiring@advancingjustice-aajc.org

Application Deadline:  August 14, 2017.  Please note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.