Against the backdrop of the pandemic, Ayuda pivoted to provide our quality legal, social and language access services to be offered remotely, allowing us to support more than 3,000 immigrants in 2020.
Thank you for your support, and we hope you enjoy our 2020 Impact Report!
Post-Graduate Legal Fellowship
Post-Graduate Legal Fellowship:
Ayuda hosts bilingual post-graduate legal fellows to work with our legal services program. Ayuda encourages applicants for post-graduate fellowship funding to submit applications to Ayuda to act as their host organization. Start and end dates are flexible. Candidates must commit to working a minimum of three months. Ideal candidates will commit to working six months to a year. Individuals interested in pursuing a fellowship with Ayuda should contact the Legal Director, [email protected]. Those interested in applying for national fellowships such as the EJW and Skadden Fellowships each fall should watch this page for postings annually in May and June about how to pursue opportunities with Ayuda for those fellowships.
How to Apply
Please apply with resume, cover letter, and informal law school transcript (online printout is fine) sent via email to: [email protected]. Your cover letter should include a description of the project you wish to propose, and it should include a strong statement of why you are the right person for that project.
- Anticipated graduation from an ABA-accredited law school by spring 2022.
- Anticipated bar exam by summer 2022 and admission by fall 2022.
- Opportunity limited to 2022 law graduates or those completing clerkships in summer 2022.
- Bilingual skills in a language relevant to Ayuda’s client community required. Common languages spoken by Ayuda’s legal clients include: Spanish, French, Amharic, Tagalog, indigenous languages spoken in Central America, Urdu, and Arabic.
- Experience providing legal services through a law school clinic and/or externship or internship experiences strongly preferred.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a diverse, multidisciplinary team.
- Experience working in areas and with populations directly tied to the project proposed strongly preferred.
- Demonstrated commitment to social, racial and economic justice.
- Applicants with direct lived experiences similar to those of Ayuda’s clients and/or the intended target population for the proposed project are strongly encouraged to apply.
Examples of Post-Graduate Funding Received by Current and Former Ayuda Fellows
- Equal Justice Works Fellowship
- Skadden Fellowship
- American University Washington College of Law JD Distinguished Fellowship
- Yale Law School Arthur Liman Public Interest Fellowship
- Michigan Law Bridge Fellowship
- University of Miami School of Law Legal Corps Fellowship
Current Fellowship Opportunities