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The Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana does not provide fellowships directly; however, we work with individuals to apply for funding from external sources such as Equal Justice Works, Soros, or Skadden. All three of these funding sources have deadlines in early fall, so it is best to contact as early as possible if you are interested in being a candidate for a fellowship.

Prospective Fellows must be recent law school graduates.

Job Description:

Please contact Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana for current fellowship opportunities/proposals. Fellows work full-time for one to two years with the Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana in New Orleans, LA.


Applicants must demonstrate a strong interest in juvenile justice and be committed to building a career in justice reform. Applicants must have exceptional analytic skills and excellent oral and written communications skills in English. Applicants should be highly motivated and well-organized; able to work quickly and well under pressure, both independently and as a member of a team; juggle multiple tasks; and meet tight deadlines. The fellowship year will require creativity, initiative, perseverance, and flexibility.

Application Deadline and Information:

Applicants are responsible for compiling complete application packets which must include the following:

  • cover letter
  • resume
  • two letters of recommendation
  • at least one unedited, unpublished writing sample (no legal briefs, please)
  • an official law or graduate school transcript (applicants in one-year graduate programs should supply an undergraduate transcript with a list of their graduate school courses)
  • Project Proposal