The Civics Center (TCC) is a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization focused on high school voter registration and civic engagement. Four million Americans turn 18 every year, and the vast majority are eligible to register to vote while they are in high school. Yet no effective infrastructure exists to make sure that every eligible high school student receives encouragement and an equal opportunity to register to vote.
The Civics Center’s legal team addresses this challenge by, among other means: taking actions to ensure compliance with laws and policies that require or encourage student voter registration; educating relevant lawmakers, administrators, and teachers about laws and opportunities relating to student voter registration; gathering relevant data through public records requests and other means in order to provide comprehensive and useful reporting concerning the reasons for low youth voter registration; and working with school district boards, administrators, and educators on policies and plans to improve high school civic education and voter registration.
TCC seeks to host a recent law school graduate for an Equal Justice Works Fellowship to start in September 2022. This is an exciting opportunity for individuals interested in democracy, voting rights, law and policy advocacy, community organizing, and youth. Once we have identified a candidate, TCC will work closely with that person to prepare the fellowship proposal, which will be submitted jointly by TCC and the candidate.
Fellows will participate in one of the following projects:
Qualifications (You will be a good fit if):
Position Details for Legal Fellowship Position
Hours: Full time.
Salary and benefits: Starting pay $75,000 annually; includes medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance benefits.
Location: Flexible. Must have the ability to travel to attend in-person meetings in project focus location and in our Los Angeles headquarters.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging:
We are committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, veteran status, age or disability, as protected by law, in all programs and activities and conditions of employment. The Civics Center is especially interested in candidates who will take ownership and responsibility to exceed expectations, contribute to open dialogue, build bridges and foster a climate supporting equity, diversity, and belonging. The Civics Center is an anti-racist organization. All positions will actively promote diversity, belonging and equity through critical and compassionate communication and strategic outreach efforts to colleagues, partners and institutions (e.g., historically under-represented, first-generation, DACA recipients, LGBTQ community). The Civics Center is a project of its fiscal sponsor Community Partners, a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization. More information can be found at thecivicscenter.org.
Please send a resume, writing sample, and law school transcript to [email protected] Please put “Legal Fellow application” followed by your name in the subject line. Please include a cover letter (not more than two pages) or link to a short (not more than two-minute) video describing the following: