Policy and Legal Fellow
Civil Rights Corps, an innovative non-profit civil rights organization, is now accepting applications for a Policy and Legal Fellow position. Applicants should be current 3Ls, judicial clerks or currently completing a post-graduate fellowship. Applicants should ideally be seeking a host organization for a post-graduate fellowship program. If external funding is unavailable, there may be opportunities for organization funding.
Civil Rights Corps challenges systemic injustice in the American legal system. We work with individuals who are accused and convicted of crimes, their families and communities, people currently or formerly incarcerated, activists, organizers, judges, and government officials to challenge human caging, ensure prosecutorial accountability, strengthen indigent defense, end debtors’ prisons, redirect criminal spending into proactive services that benefit impacted communities, and otherwise create a legal system that promotes equality and human freedom.
The Policy and Legal Fellow will support the work of the Policy Team, which leads Civil Rights Corps’ efforts to imagine new, de-carceral policies, provide technical assistance, and lead advocacy efforts at the local, state and federal levels. Types of assignment may include, but are not limited to, the following:
For this position, an entrepreneurial and can-do spirit is required. The work will be varied, fast-paced, and liable to change; the best fit will be someone who can both execute assignments well and imagine new strategies, gaps to be filled, and general ways to operate. Creativity, out-of-the-box thinking, and flexibility are highly encouraged. Political, policy, and/or legislative experience, training, or direct service and/or organizing experience in low-income communities, is a plus but not required.
Applications for the fellowship will be reviewed as they are received. Current 3L students are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Students should submit a resume, cover letter that outlines their interest in Civil Rights Corps, law school transcript, writing sample, and two references to firstname.lastname@example.org.