Jobs and Fellowships

What better way to get involved with the Center for Constitutional Rights than working here? We offer competitive salaries and excellent benefits. We hope you will review the current job openings and encourage you to check this page regularly, as new positions are posted here first. 

Openings for fellowships, our Ella Baker Summer Internship Program, and other internships are also listed here. The Center for Constitutional Rights is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and actively recruits people of color, women, people with disabilities, and LGBTQIA+ people.

No positions are currently available.

Fellowships

The Bertha Justice Fellowship at the Center for Constitutional Rights is a two year program for emerging lawyers (0-2 years out of law school) who are interested in gaining both practical experience working on cutting-edge social justice litigation and a theoretical understanding of how legal advocacy can create social change. The Center for Constitutional Rights typically hosts four Bertha Justice Fellows.

The Bertha Justice Fellows will have an opportunity to work on a broad range of our cases and projects often challenging oppressive and intersecting systems of power -- including challenging racial oppression, gender oppression including hetero-patriarchy, economic repression and abusive state power. Our work focuses on racial justice, immigrant rights, combating mass incarceration and economic inequality, gender justice and the struggle for LGBT liberation, international human rights, protecting the right to dissent and the struggle to free Palestine, and addressing government overreach, including the Guantánamo detentions, surveillance and Muslim profiling.  

Bertha Justice Fellows are sponsored by the Bertha Foundation which hosts emerging lawyers at several legal organizations across the world. In addition to gaining legal experience on our cases, Bertha Justice Fellows will have opportunities to (1) attend regional and international meetings, (2) network with lawyers from around the world and (3) receive additional mentoring and non-traditional training such as leadership, media and advocacy, activism and movement building.

We offer opportunities for Bertha Justice Fellowship positions every two years.  Openings are recruited for nearly one year in advance from September to approximately December, with the upcoming class of Bertha Justice Fellows hired by January and starting in September.  Please see the job listing(when applicable) for more information and instructions on submitting an online application.

Current Class of Bertha Justice Fellows

The current (2018-2020) Bertha Justice Fellows are Lupe AguirreAya SaedAstha Sharma Pokharel, and Brittany Thomas.

Previous Bertha Justice Fellows were:

  • 2016-2018: Stephanie Llanes, Britney Wilson, and Noor Zafar.
  • 2014-2016: Zachery Morris, Somalia Samuel and Omar Shakir
  • 2012-2014: Susan Hu, Jessica Lee, and Chauniqua Young

Last modified 

February 13, 2020