Fellowship Details

Fellows work for a domestic 501(c)(3) nonprofit on a new or existing project within the organization.  The host organization must:

  • provide direct civil legal services to the poor (including the working poor) and/or those deprived of their civil or human rights;
  • have at least two lawyers on staff;
  • and provide the fellow with supervision, work space, materials, malpractice insurance, and the cost of health benefits that exceed $5,000.00.

Examples of host organizations include Oklahoma Indian Legal Services, Ayuda, and Metropolitan Fair Housing Council of Oklahoma, Inc. 

Fellowships include a one-year salary of $45,000.00 and up to $5,000.00 to help cover health benefits costs.  Fellowships will last one year, with the option to renew for an additional year.

For more information, please contact Angie McCarthy, Assistant Director, Office of Public Interest at amccarth@wcl.american.edu or (202) 274-4099.