The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is seeking Law Student for a Paid Fellowship

Summary of Duties:

Those selected for the program will:

  • Work with civil rights attorneys on relevant issues concerning economic justice, education, housing, voting rights and environmental justice
  • Perform case investigation and assist with emerging litigation and administrative complaints
  • Attend the NAACP National Convention and Continuing Legal Education Seminar in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Examine and evaluate citizen complaints of civil rights violations
  • Interact with civil rights leaders and attorneys 
  • The ideal candidate for this position will possess many, if not all, of the following professional qualifications, competencies and personal qualities:
  • Qualifications:
  • Ability to work full time for 37.5 hours per week from June 5, 2017 to August 11, 2017
  • Must have, at minimum, completed the first year of law school
  • Interest in civil rights law and commitment to public interest law
  • Demonstrated commitment to the NAACP’s mission
  • Strong academic credentials

Selected participants will be awarded a stipend of $6,000 to offset living and travel expenses while participating in the program. This stipend will be paid on a bi-weekly basis.

Fellows will be responsible for securing their own housing.

To Apply:  Applications will be accepted beginning Friday, January 13, 2017 – Friday, February 24, 2017. Materials requested: Resume, Transcript, Cover Letter, Writing Sample and two (2) Letters of Recommendation via email to Human Resources at

Questions concerning the program should be directed to Anson Asaka, at Please use the subject line of 2017 Law Fellow Program.