Applications for the 2021-22 Douglass Fellowship cohort are now open until 11:59pm EST Sunday, Apr. 11, 2021.
Inspired by Frederick Douglass’s commitment to freedom, education, and advocacy, the Human Trafficking Institute provides this opportunity for third-year law students to participate in an 8-month legal fellowship program focused on developing future leaders in the anti-trafficking movement and providing resources to those currently combatting human trafficking around the globe.
Fellows will serve from September 2021 through April 2022 and will be chosen through a competitive process based on academic achievement, leadership potential, research and writing ability, and demonstrated commitment to human rights and anti-trafficking efforts.
The program consists of three components: Research and Writing, Mentorship, and Partnership. Past Douglass Fellows have assisted in writing amicus curiae briefs in cases impacting human trafficking law, and contributed to the publication of the annual Federal Human Trafficking Report. Additionally, each fellow builds their network through mentorship by an expert in the anti-trafficking movement. Finally, fellows pair up to organize stakeholder engagement events or advocacy projects that further the work of the Institute. One creative example is the Trafficking Matters Podcast, founded by two current fellows, which features leaders in the field of anti-trafficking law.
To learn more about the Douglass Fellowship, click here.
To apply, click here.