The Sol and Helen Zubrow Fellowship in Children’s Law

The Zubrow Fellowship is a two-year fellowship for recent law school graduates with a strong interest in advocacy work on behalf of children and demonstrated commitment to Juvenile Law Center’s mission and work in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems.

Zubrow Fellows work on a range of issues in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems, from youth rights in foster care to challenging extreme sentencing to eliminating fines and fees in the juvenile justice system. Fellows are exposed to all aspects of Juvenile Law Center's work such as legislative and policy advocacy, professional training and technical assistance, and appellate advocacy. Fellows’ work and specific tasks depend on the advocacy opportunities that arise during their fellowship. Learn more in the Zubrow Fellowship FAQs.

Fellowship FAQs

Salary & Loan Repayment 

The Zubrow Fellowship is a two-year fellowship. The Fellow will be provided with an annual salary of $52,000, plus health care benefits, disability insurance, and life insurance. In addition, Juvenile Law Center provides loan repayment assistance of up to $10,000 per year toward payment of qualified education debt. Learn more about which loans are eligible and how the award is calculated and taxed. 


Applicants for the 2020-2022 Zubrow Fellowship should have graduated or anticipate graduating law school or a dual degree program in law between 2018-2020. 

Zubrow Fellows are emerging leaders who graduated law school two years prior to beginning the Fellowship. There are no restrictions on what type of employment an applicant pursued during the time between graduating law school and the start of the Fellowship.

Individual questions about eligibility should be addressed to  

Criteria: In general, applicants will be judged on the extent to which they possess the vision, drive, and skills required to create and sustain work to further Juvenile Law Center's mission. The Zubrow Fellowship is designed for emerging leaders; as such, no prior post-graduate work experience is required. 

Application & Selection

We are committed to advancing equity internally and in our advocacy work. We recognize the urgency and necessity of actively building and supporting diverse leadership at Juvenile Law Center and in the field more broadly. We are committed to actively recruiting and hiring from communities most impacted by our work. Applicants working to advance equity or who identify with these impacted communities are strongly encouraged to apply and self-identify during the application process. 

For more information on the application and selection process, see the Zubrow FAQs. The Fellow will be expected to begin the fellowship in September of the following year. 

2020-2022 Fellowship Deadline: Friday, September 20, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. EST

Materials for Submission: Applicants must submit the application form, resume, law school transcript, essay responses, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation. For more information on how to apply, see Zubrow FAQs

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Statement on Diversity and Inclusion 

Juvenile Law Center’s mission is to advocate for rights, dignity, equity, and opportunity in the child welfare and justice systems. The diversity of our staff is critical to fulfilling this mission.  

Juvenile Law Center is committed to cultivating an inclusive space that affirms and celebrates the backgrounds, learned and lived expertise, whole identities, and individual perspectives of our staff. We are committed to the diversity of our staff as it pertains to race, color, ethnicity, class, sex, marital or parental status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, size, disability, religion, national origin, and/or child welfare or juvenile or criminal justice involvement, including prior record of arrest, adjudication, or conviction. Applicants of all backgrounds and experiences are encouraged to self-identify during the application process.  

Juvenile Law Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.