Although the Equal Justice Works, Skadden and Justice Catalyst (and others!) application deadlines aren’t until the fall, some organizations have internal application deadlines to put forward candidates for these competitive project-based fellowships. These deadlines usually are in June and July in order to allow plenty of time to craft a project proposal in August and early September. Many organizations don’t have internal application deadlines but applicants should be reaching out to Executive Directors or fellowship attorneys at these organizations during this same timeframe to secure a placement and checking fellowship information on the websites of organizations of interest.
To find organizations with internal application deadlines, use PSJD. To begin, login to PSJD.org and click on “Search Jobs.” Keep your search broad and select “Job Qualities,” “Job Type,” “Legal: Project-Based (e.g., Skadden)” and click “Search.” You can sort the postings by deadline date and further refine your search results using the options on the right of your screen. Once your results match your interests, make sure to hover over the bell icon at the top of your results to turn email notifications on and ensure you don’t miss any new postings of interest.
Here are some examples of upcoming internal application deadlines:
Accountability Counsel (multiple cities) – Deadline Rolling
American Civil Liberties Union – Deadline Rolling
Corporate Accountability Lab – Deadline Rolling
Education Law Center – Deadline Rolling
Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project – Deadline Rolling
Legal Action Center – Deadline Rolling
UCLA Voting Rights Project – Deadline Rolling
National Housing Law Project – Deadline 7/16
Legal Services for Children – Deadline 7/19
Disability Rights California (multiple cities) – Deadline 7/19
Legal Aid Chicago – Deadline 7/28
Greater Boston Legal Services – Deadline 7/30
UCLA Voting Rights Project – Deadline 7/30
ACLU of Pennsylvania – Deadline 7/31
Bread for the City – Deadline 7/31
Communities Resist (Core) – Deadline 7/31
Court Watch Los Angeles – Deadline 8/1
American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky – Deadline 8/2
Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund – Deadline 8/6
Root and Rebound (multiple cities)- Deadline 8/15
2022 Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights SF Bay Area Fellowship – Deadline 9/1Legal Aid of the District of Columbia – Deadline 9/23
and many more! Those with rolling deadlines should be submitted as soon as possible and no later than June, if posted previously on PSJD.
For questions about applying to project-based fellowships, schedule an appointment on SAGE with Michelle Grossfield in the CSO and make sure to check out our resources and recorded programs from this past semester.