Deadline: November 12, 2021
Applications for the Georgetown Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program (WLPPFP) 2022-2023 are now open. The WLPPFP offers Fellowships for public interest lawyers from the United States who are committed to advancing women’s rights throughout their careers.
Throughout the Fellowship year, participants gain invaluable experience by working on women’s issues in Washington, D.C. with a public interest organization or governmental agency and by participating in educational and professional development opportunities organized by WLPPFP.
The Fellowships are determined each year based upon several factors, including the interests of the top Fellowship candidates, the potential placement organizations and the donors supporting the Fellowships. Since the establishment of the Program, WLPPFP has been fortunate to be able to place a Women’s Law Fellow each year with the Georgetown University Law Center Domestic Violence Clinic, the National Partnership for Women and Families, and the National Women’s Law Center – three preeminent women’s rights entities in Washington, DC. WLPPFP also has an endowed fellowship focusing on litigation, the Small, Webber, Spencer Fellowship. The Hillary Rodham Clinton Fellow, placed at the Georgetown Institute for Women Peace & Security, also participates in WLPPFP.
- The Fellowships pay a stipend of about $60,000.
- The placement organizations employ the Fellows and provide standard fringe benefits, including health insurance.
- Applicants must either be a law school graduate or in their final year of law school;
- Must show a demonstrated commitment to advancing women’s rights throughout their careers;
- Early applications are encouraged.
Applicant must submit the following:
- The Application Form.
- The appropriate essay questions, depending on whether you are applying for the Non-Clinical Fellowship Placements or the DV Clinical Teaching Fellowship.
- Current resume, indicating your employment history; your education (including participation in any extracurricular activities, clinics, law journals, moot court competitions, etc.); any published materials or other significant original research papers; any special honors, awards, scholarships, or fellowships; your memberships in organizations or community activities, including any leadership roles.
- Two letters of recommendation, which should include each recommender’s contact information, including name, address, telephone number, and a brief explanation of each recommender’s knowledge of your academic and/or work performance. Your recommendation letters may be scanned and sent as e-mail attachments, or mailed or emailed directly from the recommender.
- Official law school transcript. Due to the COVID situation and limited ability to receive mail at this time, they will accept unofficial transcripts, or scans/emails of transcripts included with your application.
Application is due on Friday, November 12, 2021 by midnight, Eastern Standard Time. They are unable to consider late applications.