FALL 2020 LEGAL FELLOWSHIP SPONSORSHIP – IMMIGRANTS’ RIGHTS PROJECT
Title: Fall 2020 Legal Fellowship Sponsorship
Office: National Offices
Location: New York, NY
Posted: May 24 2019
For nearly 100 years, the ACLU has been our nation’s guardian of liberty, working in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States. With more than one million members, activists, and supporters, the ACLU is a nationwide organization that fights tirelessly in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C., for the principle that every individual’s rights must be protected equally under the law, regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, record of arrest or conviction.
The ACLU invites second- or third-year law students and recent law graduates to apply for a sponsorship opportunity to work with us as a Legal Fellow. The Immigrants’ Rights Project of the National office in New York, NY and San Francisco, CA seeks applicants to consider for a sponsored fellowship such as Skadden, Equal Justice Works, or other public interest fellowships to begin in the fall of 2020.
The Immigrants’ Rights Project (IRP) is a national project of the ACLU with offices in New York, NY and San Francisco, CA. Using targeted impact litigation, advocacy and public outreach, the Project carries on the ACLU’s commitment to protecting the rights and liberties of immigrants. In federal district and appellate courts, including the Supreme Court, and state courts, the Project conducts the nation’s largest impact litigation program dedicated to defending and expanding the rights of immigrants, enforcing the guarantees of the Constitution, and achieving equal justice under the law.
The Project has most recently been engaged in litigation and advocacy to challenge:
Our staff will work with candidates to develop their proposals for submission, helping tailor the proposal to address an important civil liberties issue. Proposed projects often combine litigation and advocacy with community outreach and public education. Some examples of past proposals include: challenging barriers to equitable public education for immigrant youth; establishing a right to counsel for children in immigration proceedings; protecting the rights of immigrants to drivers’ licenses and higher education; challenging discrimination against Dreamers in employment and education; protecting the rights of children and asylum seekers in immigration proceedings.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
The ACLU offers a generous and comprehensive compensation and benefits package, commensurate with experience and within parameters of the ACLU compensation scale, to supplement the external funding.
HOW TO APPLY
If you would like to be considered for a sponsorship opportunity, please submit:
Materials should be sent to hrjobsIRP@aclu.org referencing “2020 Legal Fellowship Sponsorship – IRP” in the subject line.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Priority consideration will be given applications received by June 11, 2019.
The ACLU is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need assistance applying online, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are selected for an interview, you will receive additional information regarding how to request an accommodation for the interview process.