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Ford Foundation Fellowship in Nonprofit Law

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September 1, 2021
March 15, 2021
Up to $75,000The term of the Ford Foundation Fellowship is one year. The 2021 Fellow will receive a salary of $75,000 plus benefits.

What is the Ford Foundation Fellowship in Nonprofit Law?

The Ford Foundation Fellowship in Nonprofit Law permits one Fellow each year to spend a year in residence at the Ford Foundation’s Office of Legal Services in New York, working with the General Counsel and staff of attorneys to provide legal advice on grantmaking, operations, governance, human resources, and investments.  The Fellow will also work closely with the foundation’s Grants Compliance department and engage with program and operations staff in New York and ten global offices on a variety of initiatives and special projects. 

A Fellowship at the Ford Foundation will provide a recent law school graduate with exposure to an unusually wide variety of domestic and international legal issues encountered by private foundations operating globally.

Who can be a Ford Foundation Fellow?

Each year, one Fellowship is awarded to a U.S. law school graduate. Fellows are selected for their scholarship, leadership, and commitment to practicing in the field of nonprofit law. Fellows will be selected without regard to the applicant’s race, color, religion, gender, political beliefs, national origin, disability, age, or sexual orientation.

Ford Foundation

Across eight decades, the Ford Foundation has sought to reduce poverty and injustice, strengthen democratic values, promote international cooperation, and advance human achievement. Founded by Edsel Ford (son of Henry Ford) in 1936, the foundation is now an independent organization, led by a distinguished board of trustees whose members hail from four continents and bring leadership and expertise in a wide range of disciplines. Today the foundation stewards a $14 billion endowment, making $500 million in grants around the world every year. Led by Darren Walker, its 10th president, it remains committed to its enduring mission—and to its legacy of bold, creative support for social change.  

For more on the Ford Foundation’s mission and work, please visit www.fordfoundation.org

Additional Information can be found here.

What is the Ford Foundation Fellowship in Nonprofit Law?

The Ford Foundation Fellowship in Nonprofit Law permits one Fellow each year to spend a year in residence at the Ford Foundation’s Office of Legal Services in New York, working with the…

Details at a glance

  • Full Time Schedule
  • J.D. Required

Location

On-site
320 East 43rd Street, New York, NY 10017

How to Apply

To Apply:

A completed application consists of the following items:

  • Fellowship Application
  • Official Law School Transcript
  • Resume
  • Two Letters of Recommendation, sent directly from:
  • Law School Professor, or
  • Former or Current Employer
  • At least one reference should be from a Law School Professor.

You may download the application in PDF format  and send to ncpl.info@nyu.edu. For more information, please contact:

Allie Tunis

Program Coordinator

National Center on Philanthropy and the Law

New York University School of Law

139 MacDougal Street, 1st Floor

New York, NY 10012

ncpl.info@nyu.edu

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. All application materials must be received by March 15, 2021. Please send any printed materials to:

Professor Jill S. Manny

Executive Director

National Center on Philanthropy and the Law

New York University School of Law

139 MacDougal Street, 1st Floor

New York, NY 10012

To Apply:

A completed application consists of the following items:

  • Fellowship Application
  • Official Law School Transcript
  • Resume
  • Two Letters of Recommendation, sent directly…

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