Legal Fellow

Job Type

Full Time



Application Deadline:



United States


IDinsight is looking for a talented, public interest-focused 3L, LLM, or recent graduate to join its growing in-house legal team. The Fellow will report to IDinsight’s General Counsel and will work on a wide range of projects across varying practice areas, including employment matters, global migration, entity-level compliance, taxation, organizational policies, and international contracts. The Fellow will also play a key role in facilitating outreach to external and pro bono counsel, as well as building out strong operational systems to support IDinsight’s legal work.

The ideal candidate is a self-starter who is able to independently manage a wide range of autonomous work streams, and who can handle the efficient execution of legal research and writing. The candidate must possess a very high level of attention to detail, and must have exceptional organization and communication skills. Lastly, the candidate must be open to learning to navigate emerging areas of law in the international development sector, with a focus on finding creative solutions and best practices.

The position is geared towards giving a new or soon-to-be licensed attorney (having passed the bar in any global jurisdiction, with preference for those willing to be based in MA) a year-long opportunity to learn the ins and outs of in-house practice at a growing international non-profit organization.

The right candidate will possess:

  • Some work experience (whether through internships or work before/after law school)
  • A passion for international public interest work (with bonus points given to those with prior international development work experience)
  • Willingness to get his/her hands dirty on the nuts and bolts of running legal affairs
  • Strong communication skills (strong ability to be clear, yet tactful)
  • Tech-savvy (or quick to learn)
  • Fluency in other languages a plus
  • Flexibility and openness to learning
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • At least a 7 on a scale of 1 to 10 for humor

We hope to invest in outstanding professionals. We welcome you to submit an application that demonstrates your passion and relevant experience to our work and our team.


Location is Cambridge, MA, USA. There is potential to travel domestically and/or abroad as project needs arise.


Compensation will include benefits and salary will be competitive with other 1-year public interest legal fellowships, with some preference given to candidates who have procured or can procure external funding. 


Start dates are flexible but with a preference for beginning sooner rather than later. If the chosen candidate is a current 3L or LLM student, there is a strong preference for candidates who can start part-time this spring. Candidates must possess appropriate work authorization as a precondition of employment.


Applications are rolling and considered as they are submitted, with a deadline of March 12, 2018.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required


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