ThinkProgress Justice is hiring three law students for a one-year research and writing fellowship to commence this fall. Each fellow will work with ThinkProgress’ Justice Editor to produce three or four blog posts a week for publication on their own byline.
The ideal candidate will:
- Be a current law student with strong academic credentials at an ABA-accredited law school (preference to third year law students).
- Possess strong research and writing skills, including the ability to explain complex legal and policy concepts in a short, 300-600 word blog post.
- Have a solid grounding in basic constitutional doctrine. Familiarity with other politically salient legal subjects — such as environmental law, voting law, financial regulatory law, or civil rights law — is a big plus.
- Be able to turn around content quickly to respond to a rapidly changing news cycle.
- Possess a keen interest in the intersection of politics and the law.
The fellowships are part-time and will require 5-10 hours of work per week. ThinkProgress Justice Law Student Fellows will receive a weekly stipend for the year of the fellowship after an initial trial period, and may work from home or from their law school. Fellows need not reside in Washington, DC, and law students from across the country are encouraged to apply.
To apply: please send a cover letter, resume and a brief (no more than 500 word) writing sample to Ian Millhiser at imillhiser /at/ americanprogress.org. Writing samples should be written as if they were for publication on ThinkProgress Justice and should not be academic papers. Applications considered on a rolling basis.