The Center has no permanent staff positions open at this time.
Center for Civil Rights Fellowship
The Center for Civil Rights annually awards a recent law school graduate with a two-year fellowship. Fellows work under the direct supervision of the Center's senior attorneys. Fellows have primary responsibility for one program area (most recently either community development or education) and may contribute to other program areas as well. Fellows conduct legal research, work directly with Center clients and draft legal and policy documents submitted to the courts and other organizations. A primary objective of the fellowship program is to ensure that future generations of attorneys are equipped to continue the ongoing campaign to secure fair and equal opportunities for minority and low-income people.
Strong fellowship applicants will have a commitment to civil rights and social justice, excellent verbal and written communication skills, be self-directed, have the ability to manage multiple assignments simultaneously, work with people with diverse perspectives and positions, and exhibit promising leadership potential through professional experiences or law school activities.
Applicants also should be graduates of an ABA-accredited law school program within the last two years. Hired fellows should be admitted to a State Bar within one year of employment. Admission to the North Carolina State Bar is preferred, but not required.
How to Apply?
The Center is not currently accepting applications for the fellowship. Information on how to apply will be available here once the application period opens.
Summer interns assist with the current case load, participate in special projects and have opportunities to meet lawyers, advocates and community leaders that are engaged in social justice work.
How to Apply?
The application period for the 2013 summer internships has closed.
If you are interested in working with the Center for Civil Rights, please consider an externship or pro bono opportunity.
Fall/Spring Externships, and Fall/Spring Pro Bono Opportunities
The center also offers externships and pro bono work year round. Externs and pro bono students obtain practical experiences in civil rights lawyering, ensuring that the law school is fulfilling its public service mission, and furthering the university-wide efforts to engage with North Carolina communities. Read more about the 2009 Spring Break pro bono trip.
The center also engages UNC undergraduate students, who express an interest in applying to law school and pursuing a social justice career, to work with the center on various projects.
If you are interested in working or volunteering with the Center, please contact:
Jennifer Watson Marsh
Director of Research, Community Services and Student Programs
UNC School of Law Center for Civil Rights
Law School Annex, CB #3382
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3382