Justice Fellowship

Please note: EJI currently is not accepting applications for the 2022 Justice Fellowship.

While we are not currently accepting applications for the Justice Fellowship, we encourage people who are interested to consider applying to the Project Assistant job posting that is currently active.

The Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama, is pleased to offer 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 or recent graduate to spend two years contributing to social justice and preparing for a career in nonprofit management.

About EJI

EJI is a nationally recognized private, nonprofit organization that is highly regarded as one of the most dynamic and innovative legal reform programs in the U.S. For nearly 30 years, EJI has provided assistance to the poor, the incarcerated, and the condemned. EJI has been a national leader in criminal justice reform and anti-poverty and anti-discrimination efforts and has provided education and training to some of the nation’s best law students, lawyers, policymakers, and professionals.

EJI welcomes applicants from historically underserved communities and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.

About the Position

The Justice Fellowship is for talented and ambitious recent college graduates, post graduates and young professionals. It provides an opportunity to work for two years as a full-time, paid staff member at EJI. The Justice Fellowship supports the mission of EJI by developing young leaders who want experience in nonprofit management, legal reform, and social justice work.

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, 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 currently is not accepting applications for the Justice Fellowship.

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