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Women's Human Rights Legal Fellow

Global Rights for Women - Minneapolis, MN
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Full time/Part-time 

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, US, remote, or hybrid

Global Rights for Women (“GRW”) is accepting applications from students or recent graduates who have secured funding through their law school, foundation (eg. Equal Justice Works, Skadden, Justice Catalyst, GW legal pathways to practice program etc.) or law firm as their fellowship host organization. Upon accepting a fellow, GRW will work with the fellow to develop a project proposal, if need be, in accordance with the funding source’s timeline and other requirements. 

GRW’s team collaborates with global partners to bring about systemic change and legal reform to prevent and end gender-based violence.


Job Responsibilities

  1. Incorporate international human rights law and policy into GRW programming, whether local, national, or international.
  2. Conduct factual research and draft memoranda on the women’s human rights’ situations in countries of interest to GRW.
  3. Conduct legal research on comparative laws of various states and countries to help inform proposed legal systems reforms.
  4. Develop commentaries and recommendations on legal and social policy reforms that address gender-based violence against women.
  5. Help maintain communication with partners at local, national, and international organizations.
  6. Contribute to administrative work of the Programs Team, as needed and appropriate.


Required Qualifications 

  1. Must have secured funding or indicated intention to secure funding (with subsequent funding) from a law school, foundation or law firm. 
  2. J.D (or equivalent) or LL.M degree is required. 
  3. Experience demonstrating familiarity with violence against women and the legal and other systemic barriers to safety and justice for survivors of domestic or sexual violence.
  4. Experience demonstrating commitment to intersectionality and adaptability to various cultures and norms other than one’s own.
  5. Authorization to work in the US.
  6. Strong verbal and written communication skills in English.
  7. Willingness to perform the range of duties required of a small, collaborative nonprofit organization.

To Apply: 

Please submit the following as a single PDF document:

  1. Resume 
  2. Cover letter
  3. Legal writing sample 
  4. A short project proposal, if required to secure funding

Submit the application materials to Nicole Lindemyer, JD, Director of Programs, nlindemyer@grwomen.org.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Due to the volume of applications received, please note that the selection committee will not be able to inform every applicant regarding the status of their application. We thank you for your understanding in advance. 

GRW is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, sex, gender identity or expression, age, disability, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, record of arrest or conviction or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. 

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