Our Fellowship Programs

Public Rights Project offers two fellowship programs, both of which seek to catalyze state and local efforts to expand affirmative litigation, community engagement, and innovative strategies to enforce their residents’ legal rights.

Our Public Rights Project Fellowship is for attorneys looking to move into government positions, and our Affirmative Leaders Fellowship is geared toward current state or local government attorneys.

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Public rights project fellowship

The Public Rights Project Fellowship helps talented attorneys find pathways into rewarding public service careers. Fellows are placed into a state or city government law office -- a City Attorney, District Attorney, or Attorney General -- for two years. Fellows will have the opportunity to work on a range of civil rights, economic justice, and environmental justice issues that directly impact vulnerable populations locally and across the country.

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affirmative leaders fellowship

The Affirmative Leaders Fellowship helps state and local government offices build capacity to protect the rights of vulnerable communities by focusing on their existing staff. We provide one year of training and professional development, plus access to a national network of impact litigators within government, to current state and local government attorneys. This support enables fellows to initiate, expand, or deepen the impact of their office’s equitable enforcement work.


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