Equal Justice Works Fellowship Opportunities

Equal Justice Works Fellowship Opportunities

The National Health Law Program is seeking to host recent law school graduates for Equal Justice Works Fellowships beginning in September 2020. This is an exciting opportunity for individuals interested in defending and advancing health care access and quality for low-income and underserved individuals and families.

The National Health Law Program is committed to creating health equity — ensuring that everyone has access to the all resources they need to be healthy – and to cultivating an internal environment that empowers an exceptional and diverse staff. We welcome applicants who bring a variety of perspectives, lived experiences, and competencies. People of color, women, people with disabilities and chronic conditions, and LGBTQ+ persons are encouraged to apply.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and a brief outline of the project they are proposing in this area of law. Please email as a single PDF file to nhelpdc@healthlaw.org by COB September 3, 2019. No phone calls please.

Qualifications

  • JD anticipated by May 2020, recent law graduate, or experienced attorney seeking to make a career change to public interest work.
  • Exemplary research, writing, and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to expanding and protecting health care access for low-income and underserved populations
  • Knowledge of Medicaid, Affordable Care Act, public health and/or poverty law is preferred.
  • Experience and/or interest in working on diversity, equity and inclusion.

About the National Health Law Program

The National Health Law Program, founded in 1969, protects and advances health rights of low-income and underserved individuals and families. We advocate, educate and litigate at the federal and state levels to advance health and civil rights in the U.S.

Our lawyers and policy experts fight every day for the rights of the tens of millions of people struggling to access affordable, quality health care. The National Health Law Program manages a broad array of national, state, and local projects, including complex analyses of federal and state laws, class action litigation, and individualized technical support. We frame new legal theories, work to enact and enforce laws that protect low income individuals, and work with policy makers to implement programs grounded in the experience and needs of low-income and underserved communities. We also provide legal expertise to legal services providers, disability rights organizations, and other health care advocates. The National Health Law Program works on a day‐to‐day basis with other national and state advocacy and community‐based organizations on strategy, analysis, and litigation. Fellows will develop an understanding of the issues facing low-income and underserved communities and gain exposure to the variety of advocacy methods to advance health equity.

To learn more about our work, please visit our website at www.healthlaw.org.

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