Legal Fellow

About Us


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.


Job Description


CRC seeks candidates for a two-year fellowship starting in Fall 2021. Fellows are provided the
opportunity to participate in substantive ways in litigation and 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. Salary Range is $65k to $82K


Qualifications


The ideal CRC fellow is passionate about social justice, is hardworking, 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:

- J.D. degree and the ability to be admitted to practice law in a U.S. state.


- Demonstrated commitment to the mission, purpose, and values of CRC.


- Excellent writing and research skills and the ability engage in complex legal analysis.


- Excellent communication and public speaking skills.

- Experience working with diverse populations, with those directly impacted by the criminal legal system, and on behalf of low-income clients.


- Demonstrated ability to take initiative, establish priorities, work independently, self- motivate, and proceed with objectives with minimal supervision.

- Innovative thinking, an unwillingness to accept things as they are, and a strong work ethic are essential.

Application Requirements


To apply, please submit (1) a cover letter describing your interest in working with CRC; (2) a resume; (3) an unofficial law school transcript; (4) a writing sample; and (5) three references, at least two of which should be professional. Materials should be addressed to jobs@civilrightscorps.org. Please include your name and “Fall 2021 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.