Friday, August 22, 2014
From our good friends at the National Senior Citizens Law Center (NSCLC), which has offices in California and Washington D.C., details of a major fellowship opportunity for law school graduates for 2015 -- but interested individuals will need to work quickly:
The Position: NSCLC seeks to sponsor law student applicants for 2015 Fellowships, including school-based fellowships, the Borchard Foundation Center on Law and Aging Fellowship, the Equal Justice Works Fellowship, the Skadden Fellowship, and others. Work could commence in summer or fall 2015. The joint application process between NSCLC and the applicant for a 2015 fellowship would begin in summer 2014. The location for the Fellow is Los Angeles, Oakland or Washington, D.C., depending on the fellow’s preference, the subject matter, and NSCLC’s needs.
The Project: NSCLC staff will work with the applicant to prepare a fellowship application for a project of the applicant’s choosing, in any area of NSCLC’s expertise, including income security advocacy, issues affecting dual eligibles (those on both Medicare and Medicaid), and Medicaid issues around community-based options for long-term care, including assisted living. NSCLC attorneys will work very closely with prospective fellowship applicants to develop a fellowship project that meshes NSCLC priorities with the applicant’s interests and talents. We have hosted Borchard and Skadden fellows in the past, and hope to continue and expand our fellowship program.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate has a genuine and documented commitment to working for poor and underserved populations, high-caliber legal research and writing skills, and the ability to take initiative and work independently. A commitment to a public interest career is extremely desirable. Individuals with ties to low-income, racial/ethnic minority communities, and other underserved populations are encouraged to apply.
Interested candidates are instructed to send a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, writing sample, and a list of three references to Katrina Cohens, email@example.com.
Further, substantive questions about the fellowship program can be directed to NSCLC's current Skadden Fellow, Hannah Weinberger-Divack, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for applications for 2015 positions: Aug. 25, 2014.