National Partnership for Women & Families

Legal Fellowship Application Opportunity for 2018

The National Partnership seeks a highly motivated, creative and detail-oriented third-year law student, judicial clerk, or other recent law school graduate interested in applying for legal fellowships such as Equal Justice Works, Skadden or others, to begin in September 2018. The legal fellow will support the National Partnership’s reproductive health and workplace programs. Our reproductive health and rights program works at the state and federal levels on reproductive rights policy to defeat attacks on reproductive health and advance a proactive agenda, and our workplace team advances policies that help to improve women’s economic security, such as paid sick days, paid family and medical leave, equal pay and the rights of pregnant workers.

National Partnership staff will work with applicants to develop a project description that uses a racial justice lens to focus on the intersection of our work on reproductive health and rights and workplace policy. Work will involve conducting legal research and policy analysis, conceptualizing and creating legal and policy documents, and collaborating with coalition partners.

We hope to help the fellow improve their legal writing skills, policy analysis, and knowledge of existing proactive and defensive efforts around workplace policy and reproductive health and rights. We also hope to facilitate the fellow’s exposure to reproductive health and workplace policy, introducing them to coalition partners and helping to give their work a platform in both movements. We will work with the fellow to ensure they receive mentorship and supervision as a developing policy expert.

Qualifications:

  • Law degree required.
  • Creativity and an interest in working across multiple issue areas.
  • Facility with a fast-paced, demanding environment.
  • Excellent research skills, strategic judgment, and the desire to be part of a collaborative team.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communications, and persuasive writing skills.
  • Prior experience in reproductive health and women’s rights a plus.

Benefits/Salary and How To Apply:

Salary is dependent upon fellowship. Typically fellowship salaries range between $48,000-$50,000 and include a generous benefits package. Please submit a letter of interest, resume, transcript, three references and a writing sample to jobs@nationalpartnership.org (subject line: Legal Fellowship Candidate #100). Applications will only be accepted by email, and applicants will be considered on a rolling basis until a qualified candidate is chosen. The National Partnership may choose not consider incomplete application packages.

About the Organization

For more than four decades, the National Partnership for Women & Families has fought for every major policy advance that has helped this nation’s women and families. Our mission is to foster a society in which all people can participate fully and equally, and all women and families can live with dignity and achieve economic security — a society in which workplaces are fair and family friendly, women’s reproductive health and rights are secure and everyone has access to high quality, affordable health care that is patient- and family-centered. Founded in 1971 as the Women’s Legal Defense Fund, the National Partnership for Women & Families is a nonprofit, nonpartisan 501(c)3 organization located in Washington, D.C.

The National Partnership is committed to equal employment opportunity. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to gender, race, color, national origin, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any other factor protected by law. Please see "EEO is the Law" for more information on Equal Employment Opportunities.

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