Justice Fellowship

The Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama, is pleased to announce the availability of a fully funded (with benefits) two-year Justice Fellowship for recent college graduates and young professionals. The fellowship is designed to enable a talented and committed professional to spend two years contributing to social justice.

About EJI

EJI is a nonprofit law office and human rights organization that provides legal assistance to condemned prisoners, children in the criminal justice system, people wrongly convicted or sentenced, and the poor and vulnerable facing imprisonment. We advocate for more hopeful solutions to the violence, powerlessness, and despair that plague many marginalized communities.

About the Position

The Justice Fellowship provides an opportunity to work for two years as a full-time, paid staff member at EJI. In particular, EJI seeks candidates with skills and/or expressed interest in:  social work; administrative/nonprofit management; archival and historical research; graphic design; criminal justice policy; or community education.

The Fellow will help with implementing institutional projects for our growing legal and educational programs, including EJI’s Legacy Museum and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice. The job will involve working closely with the Executive Director and staff in implementing program initiatives, managing special needs and opportunities, and assisting with institutional management, day-to-day operations, and development.

The ideal Fellow is compassionate, inquisitive and reflective, highly organized, and deeply committed to advancing social justice. Qualifications include the ability to communicate and work with people who have diverse backgrounds and experiences, a commitment to EJI’s mission, and the ability to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing. Substantive experience ranging from teaching, legal work, operations management, social justice work, business management, or specialized work in any service field will be relevant and considered. The job is located in Montgomery, Alabama, where you will join an exceptional staff of highly skilled and dedicated professionals.

How To Apply

EJI will be accepting applications for the 2020 Justice Fellowship between September 6, 2019, and December 13, 2019. If you are interested in applying for an EJI Justice Fellowship, please e-mail a letter of interest and resume to Rachel Judge at [email protected], including the term “Justice Fellow” in the subject line. EJI welcomes applicants from historically underserved communities and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.

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