Fellowship Sponsorship

Announcing 2023 Fellowship Opportunity at NILC

The National Immigration Law Center (NILC) is now accepting applications for our internally funded NILC Law Fellowship.  For more information and to apply, see.  We will be accepting applications through October 30, 2022.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and we encourage interested applicants to apply as soon as possible.  We expect the Fellow will be based in either NILC’s Los Angeles or Washington, D.C. office.

As a national legal advocacy organization working for social justice, NILC’s mission is to advance and defend the rights and opportunities of low-income immigrants and their families. Since 1979, NILC has established a national reputation for its expertise on immigration law and its intersection with other areas of the law impacting immigrants with low-income, including access to health care and public benefits, access to immigration status, access to education, and workers’ rights.

NILC is proud to announce that we will be selecting a NILC Law Fellow for a two-year fellowship to start in September 2023. We welcome applicants who are third-year law students, judicial clerks, or otherwise will have graduated no earlier than 2021 when they commence the fellowship in September 2023. This Fellow will engage in plaintiff-centered impact litigation; policy and legislative advocacy at the national, state, and local levels; and strategic communications work to support our mission.

Examples of our current work include our Batalla litigation to protect access to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), our advocacy to end the Trump-era enforcement and border policies such as “Remain in Mexico” (also known as MPP) and Title 42, and our efforts to advance immigration protections for immigrant workers involved in labor disputes.
NILC’s Law Fellow will work on projects benefiting low-income immigrants in one or more of NILC’s priority areas: access to legal status; access to health care and economic supports; immigration enforcement; workers’ rights; and/or education.

While permanent employment at NILC at the end of the fellowship is not guaranteed, Fellows will be eligible to apply for any open staff attorney position at NILC at the conclusion of their fellowship term.

NILC is not sponsoring applicants for externally-sponsored fellowships, such as Skadden, EJW, Jor Justice Catalyst, for the current fellowship application season, but is likely to do so in the future. We encourage individuals interested in 2024 fellowships to check this page for future announcements.

When the fellowship application period is open again (see box, above), please apply through the fellowship posting on the Work at NILC webpage.