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EJW Disaster Resilience Program Application Open! 5K Summer Stipend

The Equal Justice Works (EJW) application for the Disaster Resilience Program is now available! The Disaster Resilience Program mobilizes Equal Justice Works Fellows to provide free civil legal aid in disaster-prone areas to ensure vital legal services are accessible to rebuild lives, stabilize communities, and create resilience. As a law student, you can support and work alongside an Equal Justice Works Fellow this summer through this incredible program.

Student Fellows will spend eight to ten weeks serving at legal aid organizations, while developing valuable skills and gaining hands-on experience in several areas of disaster recovery. Students earn $5,000 for working 300 hours during the summer of 2021

Here are some tips on how to get started: 

Learn More About the Disaster Resilience Program. Find out more about the Student Fellowship and application timeline by reading this blog post and visiting the EJW website.

Review the Host OrganizationsView the legal aid organizations hosting Student Fellows this summer, and the corresponding Fellow profiles. You’ll be asked to select one host site when you apply for the program. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, please pay special attention to whether each opportunity is remote or in-person.

Apply for the Program! Applications will be accepted until February 16, 2021. After the application closes, you will be contacted by the host organizations if selected for an interview. All Student Fellows will be selected by no later than March 20, 2021.