Obtaining a public interest legal job upon graduation can be daunting, and a good way to get a foot in the door is through a two-year fellowship for work at a particular public interest organization. The two main national fellowship programs are the Equal Justice Works Fellowship and the Skadden Fellowship Foundation, though the Independence Foundation provides similar fellowships within the Philadelphia area. Additionally, PSLawNet has many more legal and non-legal post-graduate opportunities. Additional Fellowship links can be found on the public interest jobs page.
Temple's Fellowship Committee
Temple has a Fellowship Committee comprised of staff and professors that will walk you through the fellowship process: helping you write your application, preparing you for interviews, and providing support. Contact Maureen Olives, Temple's Public Interest Coordinator, for more information. You can apply for a fellowship either as a 3L or during a judicial clerkship. Generally applications are due at the beginning of the 3L or clerkship year.