Law Fellows Program

PILPG’s Law Fellows Program provides recent law school graduates an opportunity to spend six months to one year working in PILPG’s Washington, DC or overseas offices.  Law Fellows gain experience in the field of public international law by working under the supervision of PILPG attorneys to provide pro bono services to PILPG’s clients throughout the world.


the global law firm experience

Law fellows are given an unprecedented amount of responsibility and exposure to meaningful work, after being quickly integrated onto one of PILPG's project teams. In addition to assisting clients, a law fellow might work on a variety of other fast-paced and substantive projects including drafting program training materials for civil society organizations, conducting legal research, editing legal documents, and participating in meeting with clients, strategic partners, and senior experts.


Featured law fellow: Lee Anna tucker

Ms. Tucker joined PILPG as a Law Fellow after receiving her JD/MA from American University. She contributed to PILPG's regional program in Gaziantep, Turkey and advised the Syrian peace process. Some of her projects included training Syrian civil society organizations on legal and policy mechanisms to mitigate inter-communal conflict, managing research teams to produce conflict assessments, and managing workflow for the Syria Transitional Justice Program. Ms. Tucker also provided technical assistance to other government clients in Egypt, Libya, and Yemen. She now is a conflict advisor at the U.S. Department of State after working for the Syria Justice and Accountability Center on documenting human rights violations. 


how to apply

PILPG accepts applications for postgraduate fellows to work in PILPG’s Washington, D.C. and overseas offices. PILPG selectively accepts fellow applications for assistance in our offices on a rolling basis and based upon client needs. PILPG only accepts fellows for full-time positions, for a period greater than 6 months. Not all PILPG offices are available for fellowship placement. PILPG fellowship or volunteer applicants must secure their own funding to work with PILPG. PILPG does not compensate fellows for their assistance or provide benefits for PILPG law fellows. If an applicant is interested in submitting a proposal to an organization with PILPG's support, they must be first accepted as a fellow with PILPG before PILPG will support an application for funding to a third party. If an applicant already has funding to do general public interest work, the application process is the same as outlined below.
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