Fellowships 101 (2022)
Post-graduate fellowships are a unique way to realize your ideal public interest job. Fellowships allow new lawyers to gain hands-on experience, develop project management skills, and pursue their passions for promoting justice. But the application process is complicated and the programs are competitive.
We’re here to help you make sense of the process. Our expert panel will walk you through all the steps of the application procedures for the various programs and give you concrete tips for maximizing your chances of landing the fellowship of your dreams. Then, a NALP representative will discuss PSJD and other online resources for finding fellowships. Finally, there will be plenty of time for individualized questions.
Our panel includes:
- Jen Lavallee (moderator), Assistant Director, Office of Public Interest and Community Service, Georgetown University Law Center
- Kathleen Rubenstein, Executive Director, Skadden Foundation
- Jessica Ryckman, Director of Fellowships, Equal Justice Works
- Stacey K. Eunnae, Esq., Senior Staff Attorney, Advocates for Justice and Education, Inc.
- Katherine Ventura Cruz, Immigrant Justice Fellow, CAIR Coalition
Fellowships 101 is free for Washington Council of Lawyers members (join) and law students of Public Interest Jobs Clearinghouse (PIJC) subscriber law schools; the cost is just $10 for non-members. Not sure if you attend a law school that subscribes to the PIJC? Contact your law school career development office to find out.
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