Juvenile Law Center


Sponsored Fellowship Opportunities

Juvenile Law Center may sponsor attorney candidates for post graduate public interest fellowships provided by the Skadden Fellowship Foundation, Open Society Institute Criminal Justice Initiative or other outside fellowship funding organizations. We are particularly interested in sponsoring a fellow to work on our conditions projects, including education, for youth in the adult criminal justice system, but will work with the selected candidate to develop a project proposal that matches the candidate’s interests, goals, and experiences.

Additionally, Juvenile Law Center invites school-sponsored public interest fellows to apply for project-based and non-project-based fellowships.  Please indicate in your cover letter for what type of fellowship you are eligible. 

Interested candidates should submit the following via email to [email protected] by Monday, August 7, 2017:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter expressing interest in Juvenile Law Center and personal commitment to juvenile rights advocacy
  • Writing sample (10 pages or fewer)
  • Transcript
  • List of three references

Class of 2018 law school graduates and judicial law clerks are eligible to apply.  If Juvenile Law Center chooses to sponsor a candidate for an outside fellowship, that candidate may not also apply for the Sol and Helen Zubrow Fellowship in Children’s Law. However, a candidate who applies for project-based sponsorship, and is not selected, may still apply for the Zubrow.

Juvenile Law Center is committed to building a culturally diverse staff and strongly encourages people of color, members of the LGBTQ community, individuals with disabilities, and those with personal experience in the juvenile justice or child welfare systems to apply.

Candidates may address any questions about the application process to Kate Burdick at [email protected].

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