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 legal@naacpnet.org.

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

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