Post-Grad Fellowship Available for Public Interest Lawyers!
July 02, 2012 at 10:52 AM
Business and Professional People for the Public Interest (BPI), a Chicago-based not-for-profit law and policy center, seeks a recent law or public policy graduate to serve as the Polikoff-Gautreaux Fellow for one year, renewable for a second, beginning in summer or fall 2013.
The Polikoff-Gautreaux Fellowship offers the opportunity for recent law school or public policy school graduates to develop the experience, skills and network critical to a rewarding career in public interest advocacy. Fellows have gone on to become the Executive Director of a non-profit organization that serves youth interest, to practice affordable housing law, to accept a full-time staff position with BPI and more.
Requirements of the Fellowship are:
- Either a J.D. or M.A./M.S. in public policy or related field (by the Fellowship start date)
- Demonstrated interest or experience in one of BPI's program areas
- Accomplished oral and writing skills
- Strong academic record
- Initiative, creativity and flexibility
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a variety of organizations, constituent groups, government, and civic leaders
Fellows receive an annual salary of $46,000 with medical and dental coverage. Debt service on law school or graduate school loans for the duration of the Fellowship may be available, based on need.
Send resume, writing sample, references and a cover letter detailing interest in the position by Friday October 12, 2012 to firstname.lastname@example.org or via postal mail (postmarked by October 12, 2012) to:
Business and Professional People for the Public Interest
25 East Washington Street, Suite 1515
Chicago, Illinois 60602
For more information, please see this flyer, or visit www.bpichicago.org