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ACLU – Fall 2025 Fellowship Sponsorship
July 2, 2024 | Erin Stewart

The ACLU’s National Prison Project (NPP), located in our national office in Washington, D.C., seeks rising third-year law students and recent law graduates to apply for sponsorship for an externally funded fellowship such as Equal Justice Works, Skadden, Justice Catalyst, or other public interest fellowships, to begin in the fall of 2025. This is a hybrid role that has in-office requirements of two (2) days per week or eight (8) days per month.

Founded in 1972, NPP is the only organization that litigates carceral conditions cases on a national level; we are currently litigating cases across the country, from the U.S. Virgin Islands to California. NPP works to ensure that our nation’s prisons, jails, juvenile facilities, and immigration detention centers comply with the Constitution, domestic law, and international human rights principles. Through litigation, public education, and other forms of advocacy, we fight to ensure that conditions of confinement are consistent with health, safety, and human dignity; to center the humanity of incarcerated people, their families, and their communities; and we work to reverse the laws and policies that give the U.S. the highest incarceration rate in the world, disproportionately imprisoning people of color and people with disabilities. Our priorities include improving health care in prisons, eliminating violence and maltreatment, ending solitary confinement, defending the First Amendment and other Constitutional rights of incarcerated people, and increasing oversight and accountability in carceral facilities.

We will review applications and begin interviews on a rolling basis as applications are received, and priority consideration will be given to those who submit applications by July 19, 2024.

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