September 6, 2012
ACLU of Massachusetts 2013 Legal Fellowship Opportunity
Applications Accepted Until Position Filled
The American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts (ACLUm), an affiliate of the national ACLU, seeks an applicant to sponsor for a public interest fellowship beginning in the fall of 2013. ACLUm will consider applications from third-year law students and attorneys who are seeking funding from outside sources such as Equal Justice Works, the Skadden and Soros Foundations, and school-specific sources such as the Arthur Liman Fellowship.
Founded in 1919, the ACLU of Massachusetts is one of the nation's oldest defenders of civil rights and civil liberties. ACLUm is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with its main legal office in Boston and a second legal office in Northampton. We focus on freedom of speech, privacy, student rights, freedom of religion, police misconduct, racial justice, due process, reproductive rights, criminal justice, equality, and immigrant and prisoner rights. For more information, please visit www.ACLUm.org
Subject Area of the Fellowship: ACLUm welcomes fellowship applications on any significant issue involving civil rights or liberties. Areas of particular interest to ACLUm in 2013 might include the intersection between liberty and technology, inequality in school performance and discipline, criminal justice, and reproductive freedom.
Job Description: Fellows will work with ACLUm's legal director and staff attorneys on all aspects of litigation, including trial and appellate work, as well as non-litigation advocacy with staff in other ACLUm departments. Non-litigation advocacy can include public education, legislative work, public speaking, community organizing, and investigation. The fellowship's length will be governed by the funding organization's policy. Application deadlines typically occur in early fall for a fellowship beginning the following fall.
Qualifications: Applicants should have a commitment to civil rights and liberties, be self-motivated, and be able to work well with a wide range of people. Excellent research and writing skills are necessary.
How to Apply:
Please email a resume, list of references, and writing sample, along with a cover letter indicating specific interests and possible project proposal, to info@ACLUm.org
Please use the subject line "2013 Legal Fellowship."
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as fellowship program deadlines require.
The ACLU of Massachusetts is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages women, people of color, people with disabilities, and members of the LBGTQ community to apply.