Apply for the 2014 Peggy Browning Fellowships!

The Peggy Browning core program is the Summer Fellowship Program, which is comprised of a 10-week fellowship during the summer months at labor-related organizations around the country.  In 2014, the program will support between 60 and 70 funded summer fellowships, plus one part-time funded School-Year Fellowship at the Chicago Newspaper Guild for 2014 – 2015.

The Summer Fellowship Program provides stipends to 1st and 2nd year law students who dedicate this time to advancing the cause of workers’ rights.

Summer Fellowship stipends will be a minimum of $5,000 per student for the ten-week employment period.  In many cases, mentor organizations will supplement the stipend. (See each fellowships description for details).

The program recruits interested students and works closely with mentor organizations to ensure that each fellow will experience unique and challenging work assignments.  Their strong relationships with leading national labor leaders, labor attorneys and labor law professors make our fellowship program the preeminent of its kind.

Peggy Browning Fellows gain the practical skills required to represent workers.  They enjoy opportunities to network with their peers and leaders in the field of public interest labor law.  The mentor organizations and their clients benefit from the services provided by this talented and commited group.

Since their beginning in 1997, the program has placed over 500 law students in highly competitive fellowship positions with unions, worker centers, the U.S. Department of Labor, the National Labor Relations Board, the Federal Labor Relations Authority and union-side law firms.  Peggy Browning Fellows have advocated for thousands of workers and their families nationwide.  More than 120 Peggy Browning Alumni are currently working in workers’ rights labor law or public interest law.

Please see the following 2014 Peggy Browning Fellowship opportunities:

  1. 2014 Summer Fellowships: Funded positions in labor-related organizations throughout the United States; and
  2. 2014-2015 School-Year Fellowship: 1 funded part-time position in Chicago.

For additional information and to apply, please visit the website.

Application deadline: January 17, 2014.