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Info on Public Interest/Human Rights Fellowships

Postby worldtraveler » Wed May 14, 2014 11:05 pm

This thread is to crowdsource information on postgrad fellowships for public interest or human rights work. Don't post school specific fellowships unless you can apply from at least a few law schools. Anything open to a 3L or recent grad.

Also requesting that we not discuss Skadden/EJW in this thread because there is tons of info elsewhere on those, and people falsely believe those are the only two PI fellowships.

If you know of a fellowship, post its info here.


Human Rights Watch Finberg: http://www.hrw.org/about/fellowships

Robert F. Kennedy Center Wilson Fellowship: http://rfkcenter.org/donald-m-wilson-fe ... =en&id=859

Center for Constitutional Rights Bertha (info isn't on the site right now): http://ccrjustice.org/jobs

Soros Justice: http://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/g ... ellowships

Immigrant Justice Corps: http://justicecorps.org/fellowship/

Yale Initiative for PI (open to everyone): http://www.law.yale.edu/stuorgs/initiative.htm

Berkeley Law Foundation (open to everyone): http://www.berkeleylawfoundation.org/po ... llowships/

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Re: Info on Public Interest/Human Rights Fellowships

Postby quijotesca1011 » Wed May 14, 2014 11:36 pm

Ford Foundation Law School Public Interest Fellowships

(for graduates of Harvard Law School, NYU School of Law, Stanford Law School, and Yale Law School)

For some reason the Ford Foundation only has the info on the fellowships they provide for 1L's and 2L's (that I can find -- http://www.fordfoundation.org/issues/ed ... ellowships), but each of the schools has the post-grad info on their websites. Here's the blurb from H's:

"Post-Graduate Fellowships

The Ford Foundation Post-Graduate Fellowship in Public Interest Law will support law school graduates from Harvard Law School, NYU School of Law, Stanford Law School, and Yale Law School. The fellowship funds one year of full-time work at a Ford Foundation grantee organization beginning in fall 2014. Three fellows will be selected from each of the four law schools, for a total of twelve fellowships.

The fellowship carries a $45,000 stipend. The Ford Foundation will additionally reimburse up to $15,000 of the host organization’s costs for benefits.

Post-Graduate Fellows may join a Ford grantee organization in ordinary staff attorney positions, or work with a Ford grantee organization to develop a feasible one-year project which supports the organization’s mission.

Applicants are responsible for reaching out to the Ford grantee organization where they would like to conduct their fellowship, and securing a Letter of Support by the application deadline."
(taken from: http://www.law.harvard.edu/current/care ... ships.html)

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Re: Info on Public Interest/Human Rights Fellowships

Postby worldtraveler » Mon May 19, 2014 1:07 pm

Independence Foundation Fellowships (for the Philadelphia region only) http://independencefoundation.org/fello ... llowships/

San Francisco La Raza Lawyers (only 5k in funding, but open to recent grads to get a project started) --LinkRemoved--

William J. Brennan First Amendment (to work with the ACLU) --LinkRemoved--

Welch Environmental Innovation with the NRDC (go to nrdc.org and look under job opportunities; 2 year fellowship)

Law Students for Reproductive Justice 1 year fellowship http://lsrj.org/documents/rjfp/14-15_RJ ... cation.pdf

Georgetwon Women's Law and Public Policy http://www.law.georgetown.edu/academics ... wlppfp/us/

Bertha Foundation (I think this is for Haitians only? I don't know I can't figure it out) http://www.berthafoundation.org/justfellows.html

Ruth Chance Fellowship with Equal Rights Advocates http://www.equalrights.org/2013-2014-ru ... aw-fellow/

Prettyman Stiller Fellowship http://www.law.georgetown.edu/academics ... wships.cfm

Goldstein and a bunch of other names (only open to certain elite schools) http://gbdhlegal.com/about-us/jobs/soci ... ellowship/

Fried Frank (to work with NAACP or MALDEF) http://www.friedfrank.com/index.cfm?pageID=49

Alan Morrison Supreme Court Assistance http://www.citizen.org/Page.aspx?pid=361

Sierra Club (they have post grad fellowships but I can't find info on the website;maybe someone else can find it)

Rockefeller Brothers Fund (People have used this grant for funding) http://www.rbf.org/

Soros for New Americans (must be immigrant or child of immigrant) http://www.pdsoros.org/

Vietnamese American Bar Association of Northern California http://www.vabanc.org/about/law-foundat ... n-fellows/

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Re: Info on Public Interest/Human Rights Fellowships

Postby bk1 » Thu May 22, 2014 4:38 pm

Considering this is also a repository of links, maybe it would be helpful to have a link to Skadden and EJW? And maybe the thread(s) discussing them so that people know where to go to get info?

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Re: Info on Public Interest/Human Rights Fellowships

Postby ilovesf » Fri Jul 04, 2014 2:02 pm

TY for the helpful info.

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Re: Info on Public Interest/Human Rights Fellowships

Postby worldtraveler » Wed Jul 09, 2014 3:59 pm

Some more options:

George Lindsay fellowship at Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights under Law

http://www.lawyerscommittee.org/about?id=0037

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Re: Info on Public Interest/Human Rights Fellowships

Postby worldtraveler » Wed Aug 27, 2014 2:29 am

Empire Justice in upstate NY just posted a 2 year PI fellowship. They are not obsessed with prestige. If you wanted to do EJW but don't have a sponsor (or even if you do), apply ASAP.

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Re: Info on Public Interest/Human Rights Fellowships

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 02, 2014 11:33 am

Anyone have an idea as to what a standard stipend would be (particularly interested in teaching or LL.M. programs)? Thank you!

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Re: Info on Public Interest/Human Rights Fellowships

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 07, 2014 4:34 pm

worldtraveler wrote:Empire Justice in upstate NY just posted a 2 year PI fellowship. They are not obsessed with prestige. If you wanted to do EJW but don't have a sponsor (or even if you do), apply ASAP.


they ask for transcripts, so they must care a bit about dat preftige.

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Re: Info on Public Interest/Human Rights Fellowships

Postby a.psu » Wed Sep 24, 2014 2:42 pm

CHCI (http://www.chci.org/fellowships/page/ch ... ellowship-
program)

Bernabie & Wachtell Fellowship (http://bernabeipllc.com/civil-rights-li ... ellowship/)

Institute for Educational Equity and Opportunity (IFEEO) (http://www.ifeeo.org)

On another note, any other public interest threads someone would recommend? And would love it if this thread kept on going!

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Re: Info on Public Interest/Human Rights Fellowships

Postby BullShitWithBravado » Sat May 30, 2015 12:14 pm

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