Legal Summer/Fall 2019 Fellowships

Multiple positions available.

Organizational Description

The Center for Survivor Agency and Justice is a national organization dedicated to enhancing advocacy for survivors of intimate partner violence.

CSAJ develops and promotes advocacy approaches that remove systemic barriers, enhance organizational responses, and improve professional practices to meet the self-defined needs of domestic and sexual violence survivors. We steer this towards our vision: a world where all people have equal access to physical safety, economic security, and human dignity.

Job Description

CSAJ Legal Fellows will gain hands-on experience in cutting-edge and special projects to advance CSAJ’s mission.

Contributing to one or more of the below projects, Legal Fellows will work in partnership with lawyers and advocates for survivors of domestic violence across the country, conduct impactful research, and develop legal advocacy materials and tools to assist attorneys and advocates in accessing economic justice for survivors of intimate partner violence.

Areas of law may include, but are not limited to: credit repair and reporting, debt collection defense, housing and foreclosure, employment rights, eviction prevention and defense, court administration and barriers, custody and family law issues, economic relief in protection orders, federal taxes, public benefits, civil rights, race equity, and more.

Project Options

Support Current Initiatives

CSAJ Legal Fellows will assist the Director of Capacity Building and Systems change with legal and policy work on groundbreaking initiatives:

Conduct research and write an advocacy brief on other core topics such as:

Develop Future Work

CSAJ Legal Fellows will assist the Director of Capacity Building and Systems Change with legal and policy work to develop CSAJ’s future work around:

CSAJ is composed of a small team of dedicated advocates in the legal, social work, and academic fields who are wholly committed to creative vision, open communication, and justice-minded social change work. While CSAJ Legal Fellows are able to enjoy the flexibility and convenience of telecommuting, they can also participate in weekly staff meetings with the organization’s leadership, take part in all of CSAJ’s trainings, and receive supervision and support from the Board of Directors as needed.

This is an unpaid fellowship for Summer/Fall 2018, with the possibility of extending the term. Coordinating an externship with the Fellow’s Law School is possible.


To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Yvette Butler, Esq., Director of Capacity Building and Systems Change at Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Accepting multiple Fellows! CSAJ welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds and experiences.