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Equal Justice Works Fellow

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Details at a Glance

Job Type
Full Time
Temporary
Start Date
September 10, 2025
Application Deadline
June 17, 2024
Education
J.D. Required
Experience Level
Entry level
Salary
At least USD $63,500 / year

Description

Equal Justice Works Fellow

Fall 2025 Start Date (two year fellowship - Fall 2025 - Fall 2027) 

March For Our Lives seeks to partner with a rising 3L law student to design an Equal Justice Works fellowship project. This will be a two-year fellowship with an anticipated start date of September 2025. 


About March for Our Lives

Born out of a tragic school shooting, March For Our Lives (MFOL) is a courageous youth-led movement dedicated to promoting civic engagement, education, and direct action by youth to eliminate the epidemic of gun violence. In 2018, the March For Our Lives was the single largest youth-led protest since the Vietnam War with 1.2 million people convening in DC and 800 sibling marches across the world. MFOL turned a moment into a movement of hundreds of thousands of young people fighting for common sense gun safety reform. 

In the past six years, MFOL has passed 60+ gun safety laws at the state level, helped secure the first federal legislation on guns in more than 30 years after a historic second march in 2022, lobbied in the courts to maintain gun violence prevention laws, and turned out hundreds of thousands of young people to vote. 


About Equal Justice Works

Equal Justice Works connects law students, law school professionals, lawyers, and advocates with fellowships at legal services organizations and other opportunities in public interest law. 


Position Summary


MFOL is looking for a candidate who can help design an Equal Justice Works Fellowship proposal focused on ending police shootings in service of eliminating gun violence overall. Ideally this fellow would supplement MFOL’s current work by adding a police accountability dimension to its ongoing efforts to end the nationwide gun violence epidemic. The proposal could address how gun violence in the form of police shootings often harms youth from marginalized communities. 

The proposal would include tasks such as conducting research and advocacy on federal, state, and local regulatory and policy matters concerning police violence – especially police use of force – and government liability for that violence. The fellow would also likely provide additional support to MFOL’s ongoing amicus and policy advocacy efforts that already center the stories of marginalized youth and democratize access to legal information. 

MFOL is also open to working with a candidate to develop a fellowship proposal different from the above that best meets the interests and needs of both the fellow and MFOL.  


Qualifications

  • The candidate must meet the requirements for the Equal Justice Works fellowship program which includes:
  • Attending or have attended an Equal Justice Works Member Law School and 
  • Be either a rising third-year law student (anticipated graduation date of May 2025); a recent law school graduate who has not yet held a full-time, permanent public interest attorney position; or an experienced lawyer in private practice looking to begin a public interest career who has a significant public interest background. 
  • Passion for gun violence prevention, youth advocacy, and starting a career in public interest work
  • Ability to work with people who have a diverse range of perspectives, experiences, and beliefs  


Compensation and Benefits

  • Equal Justice Works provides $63,500 annually towards this salary and MFOL is seeking additional funding for this position.
  • Benefits include 100% employer-paid health benefit premiums, including medical and dental; life and short- and long-term disability insurance; health savings account and flexible spending account
  • Unlimited PTO, 13 paid holidays in addition to winter break between Christmas and New’s Year’s day; flexible summer Fridays; annual technology and work-from-home

 

Timing

Fellowship proposals are due on September 10, 2024, but MFOL aims to have a completed and submitted application by August 15, 2024. To that end, MFOL hopes to find a candidate to partner with by the end of June / early July so both MFOL and the candidate can work together on the application during July and August. 


To Apply


Please submit a resume and cover letter detailing your interest in the proposed fellowship project or an alternative project by June 17, 2024. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 

Equal Justice Works Fellow

Fall 2025 Start Date (two year fellowship - Fall 2025 - Fall 2027) 

March For Our Lives seeks to partner with a rising 3L law student to design an Equal Justice Works fellowship project. This will be a two-year fellowship…

Location

Remote
Work must be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
90 Church St, New York, NY 10007, USA
#3417

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Please submit a resume and cover letter detailing your interest in the proposed fellowship project or an alternative project by June 17, 2024. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 

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