Investigative Fellow

Civil Rights Corps is an innovative and aggressive non-profit civil rights law organization based in Washington, D.C. Founded in 2016, CRC challenges wealth-based and race-based systems of oppression. We have already won groundbreaking litigation challenging the rise of debtors’ prisons, abusive private probation schemes, and wealth-based pre-trial detention. CRC works closely with community partners and is committed to fundamentally changing our country’s approach to the criminal system. Our staff is comprised of passionate and dedicated advocates who seek to fight inequality and protect the rights of the most underrepresented, impoverished, and marginalized members of our society. Employees at Civil Rights Corps possess a profound commitment to serving social justice and fighting inequality in all of its forms, and they approach their work with urgency. Learn more at

Job Description

Civil Rights Corps is seeking an Investigative Fellow to join our team. The Fellow will support our impact litigation and advocacy challenging mass human caging with a goal of creating a legal system that promotes equality and freedom. This is an entry level position at CRC.

Job duties include:



The ideal investigative fellow is passionate about social justice, hard-working, a fast learner, proactive, able to juggle multiple tasks, and able to work well in a collaborative environment. This is an entry level position. Specific qualifications we are looking for include:

Salary, Benefits, and Logistics

This is a full-time position beginning as soon as possible. During the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Civil Rights Corps team is working remotely, and as a result, this position will be remote as well. When it is safe to return to in-person work, this position will be based in Washington, DC. The Investigative Fellow will receive excellent benefits, including full health care coverage, generous retirement benefits, and public transportation benefits.  The CRC union represents this position.

The position will be paid a competitive salary commensurate with experience.  The beginning salary for this position is $46,000.  The position is also eligible for overtime pay. Federal holidays will be paid time off, along with paid vacation and sick leave.

Application Requirements

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and list of three references to Civil Rights Corps. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; we guarantee consideration for applications received by 3/12/21. Materials should be addressed to Please include your name and “Investigative Fellow” in the subject line.

Civil Rights Corps is an equal opportunity employer. We greatly value a diverse workforce and management team and an inclusive culture. Civil Rights Corps is committed to promoting an environment free of barriers and discriminatory practices for its clients and staff.