Fellowship Details

Fellows will work for a domestic 501(c)(3) non-profit organization on a new project developed with the organization or on one of the organization’s ongoing projects. The organization must

  • provide civil legal services to the poor (including the working poor) and/or those deprived of their civil or human rights and have at least two lawyers on staff.
  • Additionally, the host organization must be willing to provide the fellow with supervision, workspace, materials (computer, internet access, phone, etc.), malpractice insurance, and medical benefits that an employee of the host organization with similar experience and/or responsibility would be entitled to.

The fellowship will include a one-year salary of $50,000.00 and $5,000.00 to assist the host organization with the cost of the fellow’s medical benefits. The host organization must cover the cost of medical benefits that exceed $5,000.00.  Because the fellow will be an employee of the host organization, the Foundation will give the fellowship award directly to the host organization for the fellow’s benefit.

The fellowship is for one year, with the option to renew for an additional year upon the request of the fellow and host organization and within the sole discretion of the Foundation.

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