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Appendix B: Selected Post-Graduate Public Interest Fellowship Opportunities

Below is a list of post-graduate public interest fellowship opportunities, organized by category. This is not an exhaustive list, and while some of these are very established opportunities, others may fluctuate in their availability and/or application timelines from year to year.

We have included application deadlines for project-based applications for the 2015 funding cycle based on the best information available to us, but you should visit the fellowship's webpage to confirm deadline dates and other application process details.

(Links last visited May 2018)


Project-based fellowships

American Bar Association Section of Taxation–Public Service Fellowship Program - Application deadline: November (in previous years)

Berkeley Law Foundation Post-Graduate Fellowship - Application deadline: January (in previous years)

Borchard Foundation on Law and Aging - Application deadline: April 15 (each year)

Equal Justice Works - Application deadline: September 21, 2018

Independence Foundation - Application deadline: September 24, 2018

Initiative for Public Interest at Yale funding - Application deadline: March (in previous years)

Skadden - Application deadline: September 17, 2018

Soros Advocacy Fellowship - Application deadline: October (in previous years)

Stoneleigh Foundation, Emerging Leaders Fellowship - Application deadline: January (in previous years)

Pride Law Fund, Tom Steel Post-Graduate Fellowship - Application deadline: January 12 (in previous years)

Vermont Poverty Law Fellowship, Vermont Legal Aid - Application deadline: November (in previous years)


Organization-based fellowships

American Civil Liberties Union Brennan First Amendment Fellowship

American Civil Liberties Union Karpatkin Racial Justice Fellowship

American Civil Liberties Union National Security/Nadine Strossen Fellowship

Animal Legal Defense Fund Litigation Fellowship

Business and Professional People for the Public Interest Polikoff-Gautreaux Fellowship

Clifton Everett Community Justice Fellowships at North Carolina Legal Aid

Disability Rights Advocates Sid Wolinsky Fellowship

Equal Justice Initiative Fellowship

Equal Rights Advocates, Ruth Chance Fellowship

Fair Vote Democracy Fellowship Program

Jerry Shestack Justice Fellowship with the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights

Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights, Lindsay Fellowship

Murnaghan Fellowship, Public Justice Center

NAACP Legal Defense Fund John Payton Appellate and Supreme Court Fellowship

Natural Resources Defense Council, Charles Koob Environmental Litigation Fellowship

Pacific Legal Foundation Legal Fellow

Zubrow Fellowship in Juvenile Law, Juvenile Law Center

Hybrid Organizational fellowships

These fellowships are non-project-based opportunities funded by an entity other than the organization for which the fellow will be working.

Equal Justice Works Americorps Fellowships

Gideon's Promise Law School Partnership Program

Immigrant Justice Corps


Entrepreneurial fellowships

Ashoka Fellowships

Draper Richards Kaplan

Echoing Green Black Male Achievement Fellowship

Echoing Green Climate Fellowship

Echoing Green Global Fellowship

Skoll Foundation


Clinical Teaching fellowships

Georgetown Law Clinical Fellowships

Seattle University School of Law, Korematsu Clinical Teaching Fellow

UCLA School of Law, Binder Clinical Teaching Fellowship

University of Baltimore School of Law Civil Advocacy Clinic 


Firm-sponsored fellowships

Law firm places fellow with a public interest organization


Fried Frank NAACP Legal Defense Fund and Mexican-American Legal Defense Fund Fellowships


Law firm hires fellow to work on public interest or pro bono matters

Altshuler, Berzon, Nussbaum, Rubin & Demain Environmental Fellowship

Bernabai & Kabat Civil Rights Fellowship

Goldstein, Borgen, Dardarian, and Ho Social Justice Fellowship

Immigrant Law Group PC ILG Post-Graduate Innovator Fellowship

John Gibbons Fellowship in Public Interest and Constitutional Law

Murphy Anderson PLLC Murphy Public Interest Fellowship

Neufeld Scheck & Brustin, Cochran Civil Rights Fellowship

Relman, Dane & Colfax Relman Civil Rights Fellowship

Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger Fellowship


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