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:
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions concerning the program should be directed to Anson Asaka, at email@example.com. Please use the subject line of 2017 Law Fellow Program.