Exploring post-graduate fellowships is exciting. It may provide you an opportunity to create your dream job! You will enjoy the process more if you start early. Things to do:
- Become familiar with the various types of fellowships: project –based, organization-based, entrepreneurial, law school based fellowships, firm-sponsored, prestigious/scholarships, as well as post-graduate government honors program. The summer after your first year is an ideal time to begin. Begin by reviewing resources describing fellowship opportunities, both domestic and international.
- Attend PIRC programs on post-graduate fellowships during your first and second year. Handouts from this year's programs are available: Post Graduate Public Interest Fellowships: An Overview Of The Process and Post Graduate Criminal Justice Fellowships.
- Meet with a PIRC counselor in your second year to discuss your interests and particular fellowships.
- Meet with faculty. Support is available from the Faculty Fellowship Committee, Fordham Law professors who are former fellows or have significant grant writing experience. Faculty advise students on the fellowship application process, review fellowship proposals and conduct mock interviews. PIRC can help partner you with a faculty member.
- Talk with prior fellows. Current and former fellows are excellent sources of advice. PIRC counselors can help connect with the Fordham Law alumna who are recipients of a wide range of fellowships including those with the ACLU, Center for Reproductive Rights, Echoing Green, Equal Justice Works, Fulbright, Georgetown Law Clinical Fellowships, New Voices, the Skadden Foundation.