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Lambda Legal is the oldest and largest national legal organization working to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and those living with HIV through impact litigation and other strategies that leverage our deep legal expertise. Founded in 1973 and headquartered in New York City, Lambda Legal has regional offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta and Dallas.
Lambda Legal invites recent and prospective law graduates to request that we sponsor developed, mission-oriented fellowship proposals. For years, we have hosted fellows funded by foundations, nonprofits, law firms, and law schools to participate in litigation and advocacy on a wide range of issues.
We are interested in and will consider project proposals that seek to advance the rights of people who are LGBT and people living with HIV. We are particularly interested in projects addressing the following issues: the rights of transgender and gender-nonconforming people; the rights of people living with HIV; the rights of LGBT people affected by policing, including young people affected by the school-to-prison pipeline; the rights of low-income people in the workplace; the rights of people of color who are LGBT or living with HIV; attempts to discriminate linked to religious justifications; the needs of LGBT and people living with HIV in rural communities; and public policy work addressing our mission areas.
To apply for Lambda Legal to sponsor your fellowship project, email [email protected] with your project proposal, information regarding the funder(s) you seek (duration of fellowship if funded, application process, other requirements), resume, cover letter and writing sample. Please specify which of our office(s) you would consider. No phone calls please.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Early submissions are strongly encouraged, as these opportunities are limited.
Lambda Legal is committed to building and maintaining a diverse staff and is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, transgender and gender-nonconforming people, people with abilities in multiple languages, immigrants, and people with disabilities, including people living with HIV, are encouraged to apply.