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One-Year Education and Employment Fellowship

The National Women’s Law Center is seeking a recent law school graduate for a fellowship in its Education and Employment program, to begin in September 2014.

The Organization

For over 40 years, the National Women's Law Center has led the way in expanding the possibilities for women and girls in our country. The Center uses the law in all its forms: getting new laws on the books; litigating ground-breaking lawsuits all the way to the Supreme Court; and educating the public about how to make the law and public policies work for women and their families. The Center's experienced staff takes on the issues that cut to the core of women's and girls' lives in education, employment, health and reproductive rights, and family economic security, with special priority given to the needs of low-income women and their families.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

The fellow will focus on promoting opportunities for women and girls in school and at work. The issues may include improving graduation rates for girls, with a particular focus on low income girls, girls of color, and teen parents; increasing gender equity in athletics, removing barriers for women in nontraditional education and job training; advocating for workplace fairness and equal pay; and fighting sexual harassment in school and at work. Responsibilities may include researching and analyzing policy and legal issues and drafting a variety of materials, such as memos, fact sheets, reports, comments on regulations and legal briefs.


The ideal candidate will be a recent law school graduate with excellent research, written and oral communications skills who possesses proven initiative and follow-through, the ability to work quickly and well under pressure, and a commitment to issues that impact women and girls. 


If you are interested in joining the NWLC team, submit a cover letter, resume, transcript, writing sample, and three supervisory references. Electronic submissions are preferred. Please send materials to and include position title in the subject line. Hard copies may be addressed to: Human Resources Department, National Women's Law Center, 11 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036, FAX: 202-588-5185. Applications accepted until position is filled. No calls please. EOE.