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’ve 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 change 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 civilrightscorps.org.
CRC seeks candidates for two-year fellowships starting in Fall 2020. Fellows are provided the opportunity to participate in substantive ways in litigation, will receive supervision from and collaborate with CRC lawyers. The fellow will be expected to apply for funding for the fellowship with the focus of the fellowship to be mutually agreed upon by CRC and the fellow. However, Civil Rights Corps will guarantee funding for the fellowship in the event that outside support is unavailable.
The ideal CRC fellow is passionate about social justice, is hard working, a fast learner, proactive, able to juggle multiple tasks, and able to work well in a collaborative environment. Specific qualifications we are looking for include:
To apply, please submit (1) a cover letter describing your potential work with CRC, (2) a resume, (3) unofficial law school transcript, and (4) a writing sample. We are reviewing applications on a rolling basis and will give priority to those submitted by August 30, 2019.
Materials should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name and “Fall 2020 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.