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NSCLC seeks to employ qualified persons, to provide equal opportunities in all aspects of employment and to administer all personnel activities in a manner that will not discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other consideration prohibited by law.

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POST-GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP FOR 2015 LAW GRADUATES

WASHINGTON, D.C. AND CALIFORNIA (LOS ANGELES AND OAKLAND) OFFICES

The National Senior Citizens Law Center (NSCLC) is a 42-year-old non-profit organization with staff and offices in Oakland and Los Angeles, CA, as well as in Washington, D.C. We have a rich tradition of successful, high-impact, strategic advocacy on behalf of the more than 6 million seniors living in poverty in America. We seek an outstanding legal fellow to help us in that cause. More information is available at www.nsclc.org.

The Position: NSCLC seeks to sponsor law student applicants for 2015 Fellowships, including school-based fellowships, the Borchard Foundation Center on Law and Aging Fellowship, the Equal Justice Works Fellowship, the Skadden Fellowship, and others. Work could commence in summer or fall 2015. The joint application process between NSCLC and the applicant for a 2015 fellowship would begin in summer 2014. The location for the Fellow is Los Angeles, Oakland or Washington, D.C., depending on the fellow’s preference, the subject matter, and NSCLC’s needs.

The Project: NSCLC staff will work with the applicant to prepare a fellowship application for a project of the applicant’s choosing, in any area of NSCLC’s expertise, including income security advocacy, issues affecting dual eligibles (those on both Medicare and Medicaid), and Medicaid issues around community-based options for long-term care, including assisted living. NSCLC attorneys will work very closely with prospective fellowship applicants to develop a fellowship project that meshes NSCLC priorities with the applicant’s interests and talents. We have hosted Borchard and Skadden fellows in the past, and hope to continue and expand our fellowship program.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate has a genuine and documented commitment to working for poor and underserved populations, high-caliber legal research and writing skills, and the ability to take initiative and work independently. A commitment to a public interest career is extremely desirable. Individuals with ties to low-income, racial/ethnic minority communities, and other underserved populations are encouraged to apply.

Applications: Please send a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, writing sample, and three references to Katrina Cohens, kcohens@nsclc.org. Any substantive questions regarding the fellowship program can be directed to our current Skadden Fellow, Hannah Weinberger-Divack, at hdivack@nsclc.org. Applicants are encouraged to apply ASAP. NSCLC is committed to diversity.

 

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