PUBLIC RIGHTS PROJECT FELLOWSHIP
WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR
Public Rights Project will consider the following criteria in assessing fellowship applications:
Enthusiasm for Public Service: Lawyers who are committed to upholding civil, economic, and environmental rights, especially on behalf of vulnerable and underserved communities. We’re looking for attorneys who are passionate about the power of government to improve people’s lives, and who want to use the law to make positive change in their communities.
Ability to Navigate Complex Organizations: Candidates who are able to quickly understand the intricacies of local and state governments and work collaboratively, both inside the organization and with outside stakeholders, in order to solve problems and seize opportunities.
Legal Research and Writing Skills: Attorneys with stellar research and writing skills, and a passion for learning.
Litigation Experience: Candidates with litigation experience so that they can hit the ground running on small enforcement teams. Plaintiff-side or affirmative litigation experience is especially beneficial.
Entrepreneurial and Creative Thinking: Problem-solvers who are innovative in their approach to legal work and curious about a wide variety of substantive areas of law and policy.
Interpersonal and Communication Skills: Teammates who are able to bring together a diverse set of stakeholders and build trusting relationships both inside and outside the agency.
Effective Advocates: People with a track record of effectively managing projects and deadlines and who have shown the ability to successfully complete complex projects within deadlines and with resource constraints.