ACS Fellows perform a wide variety of substantive and administrative tasks. Fellows work closely with the leadership of our Communications, Network Advancement, Policy and Programs, and Strategic Engagement staff to develop exciting speaking programs and written products, communicate the ideas contained in these products and expand and strengthen ACS’s national network of lawyers and law students.
Application Deadline: Please submit your applications by 11:59 pm EST on January 31, 2020.
Throughout the course of their year-long fellowship, ACS fellows will participate in intimate networking sessions with notably accomplished progressive attorneys from diverse professional backgrounds. They also are responsible for managing national events in Washington, D.C. Evening work is sometimes required for specific events, but weekend work is limited to major conferences once or twice per year. Incoming fellows are strongly encouraged to attend the ACS National Convention, June 11 – 13, 2020, prior to the fellowship’s start date of August 2020. The Convention is our largest event of the year, with around 1,000 participants from all over the country. During the Convention, fellows will learn more about our network and participate in some of our most important programming, which features influential judges, policy makers, scholars and attorneys. Upon completion of their fellowship, ACS fellows have consistently pursued successful careers in law and policy.
Fellows have gone on to attend some of our nation’s most prestigious law schools including Harvard, Yale, University of Michigan, University of Virginia and Georgetown. They have also attained positions in the U.S. government and advocacy groups, including the Department of Justice, Congressional and Senate offices, the American Civil Liberties Union and the National Urban League. For those considering law school, no job in America can better develop an understanding of the legal profession. Nor is there a better way to meet lawyers and law students and learn about their lives in the law.
- A strong commitment to ACS’s mission.
- Self motivation/ability to work independently.
- Ability to manage a number of diverse projects and budget time accordingly.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Familiarity with Microsoft Office.
- Bachelor’s Degree
How to Apply:
Those wishing to apply should submit a résumé, cover letter, an official or unofficial transcript, and one letter of recommendation (each as a PDF) to Jeran Wiebke, Office Manager & Bookkeeper, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make the subject of the email [Your Full Name] Fellowship Application.