Deadline Extended: Alan Klinger Civil Rights Fellowship at ADL

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Deadline Extension: The deadline for fall-term externships has been extended to October 1st, 2021, and spring-term externship applications will be considered on a rolling basis until January 7th, 2022.


The Alan Klinger Civil Rights Fellowship is a paid term-time internship that will allow the fellow to work with ADL’s VP of Civil Rights, National Civil Rights Counsel and other members of the Civil Rights team on various projects related to ADL’s mission to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and secure justice and fair treatment for all. These projects may include, but would not be limited to, legal research, amicus briefs, legislative testimony, social media posts, op-eds and blogs, and coalition-building.  The issues on which the Fellow would work include antisemitism, hate crimes, domestic extremism, cyberhate, voting rights, immigration, church-state separation, LGBTQ rights, and criminal justice reform.  Fellows will come away with greater familiarity with relevant civil rights laws as well as insight into how ADL develops and advances its civil rights agenda.


The Fellowship is being offered to students in the fall and/or spring terms of their second or third year of law school who have a demonstrated interest in pursuing civil rights and social justice work consistent with ADL’s mission.  Fellows will be offered a stipend to work 10-15 hours a week during the school year, with the exact amount dependent upon number of weeks and hours worked.


To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume by October 1 via email to Steven M. Freeman,, with “Application for Alan Klinger Fellowship” in the subject line.