Legal Fellowship Opportunity by National Center for Youth Law, California [Fall 2023]: Apply by June 22


National Center for Youth Law is inviting applications for a Legal Fellowship opportunity from students Graduating from law school in Spring 2023 or who have been clerking since graduating from law school in a prior year.

About National Center for Youth Law (NCYL)

National center youth through impact litigation, policy advocacy, collaboration, and research that fundamentally transforms our nation’s approach to education, health, immigration, foster care, and youth justice.

About Legal Fellowship

NCYL seeks to sponsor applicants for the Skadden, Equal Justice Works, Soros, Bridge, and other fellowships. This is a great opportunity for those who are interested in working in one or more of NCYL’s general areas of focus: Education, Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice, Health, Mental Health, Commercial Sexual Exploitation, and Immigration.

Role and Responsibilities

  • In collaboration with NCYL staff, develop a proposal for a project that advances justice for marginalized children and youth.
  • Apply to public interest fellowships in consultation with NCYL staff.
  • Once a fellowship is awarded, join NCYL as a fellow in September 2023.
  • Implement the fellowship project under the supervision of NCYL staff.


  • Graduating from law school in Spring 2023 or have been clerking since graduating from law school in a prior year. 
  • Interest in working in one or more of NCYL’s general areas of focus. 
  • Commitment to advancing justice by protecting the rights of children and youth and improving the systems that impact their lives. 
  • Commitment to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion. 
  • Ability to work independently and on a team. 

Salary and Benefits

  • This is a full-time, exempt position with a competitive salary of $73,307.00 annually.
  • NCYL provides a robust benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, generous vacation, and sick benefits, flexible spending account, commuter benefits, employer contribution to a retirement plan, and short-term and long-term disability insurance.


Candidates must reside in California, Colorado, Maryland, Virginia, or Washington, DC at the time the fellowship begins in September 2023. 

Important documents

Submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcripts (unofficial is acceptable), and a list of three references. 

How to Apply?

Please find the link at the end of this post.


June 24

Click here to apply for Legal Fellowship Opportunity


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