PUBLIC RIGHTS PROJECT FELLOWSHIP

INFORMATION FOR PROSPECTIVE HOSTS



Public Rights Project Fellows are talented attorneys who serve in host government offices for two years and work with their government colleagues on affirmative litigation, coalition building and community engagement, policy research, and other enforcement projects developed with their placement offices. They help develop new cases and generate new ideas for their office to expand public rights enforcement. Fellows also receive training and mentoring through Public Rights Project to help them hone their investigative and litigation skills and develop them into the next generation of rights enforcers.

The Public Rights Project Fellowship aims to:

  • Catalyze local and state government efforts to expand affirmative litigation, community engagement, and innovative strategies to equitably enforce their residents’ legal rights.

  • Establish a pipeline to develop experienced, diverse, talented leaders in state and local government.

Public Rights Project seeks offices interested in hosting fellows and encourages interested offices to apply.