The Hope Fellowship Program allows individuals with a deep commitment to the protection of women and children to make a significant difference in the world. Hope Fellows are typically law students, graduate students or professionals who demonstrate an understanding of human rights and work in fields related to law, public policy, marketing, media, victim services or academia. However, all fields of expertise are welcome. Special exceptions can be made for motivated undergraduate students. Fellowships usually last from three months to one year. The Hope Fellowship Program is research intensive. The scope and nature of projects are determined on an individual basis, taking into account the talents and interests of the candidate and the needs of Shared Hope International.
- Shared Hope is currently recruiting to fulfill 2016 Legal Fellowships for 3 to 6 month durations. Legal Fellows will work closely with Shared Hope’s policy team, primarily focusing on the Protected Innocence Challenge.
2016 Legal Fellowships are designed to be carried out in our office in Arlington, Virginia, near the Rosslyn Metro; however, remote fellowships for exceptional candidates may be considered. Current students or recent graduates are encouraged to apply. Fellowships may be performed on either a full-time or part-time basis. Supervision by licensed attorneys will be provided.
The following qualifications are desired for the Legal Fellowship position:
Very strong writing and editing skills; Experience in statutory analysis; Professionalism; High attention to detail; Ability to work independently and follow instructions thoroughly to uphold the integrity of all publications; Ability to focus and produce in a fast-paced environment, working in close proximity to colleagues; Excellent Microsoft Word Skills. Ability to conduct legal research and shepardize with LexisNexis or Westlaw; Ability to accurately use BlueBook citations. Committed interest in the issues surrounding human trafficking for sexual exploitation, especially of children; experience working on issues of juvenile justice and/or child welfare preferred.
Hope Fellowship Applications
There is no deadline for fellowship applications, which are received on a rolling basis. Applicants will receive notification of the status of their application within two weeks of submission. All applications for the Hope Fellowship Program must include each of the following:
- Cover Letter: state your goals for a Fellowship term of service with Shared Hope and specifically answer each of the following questions:
- What is your background in and/or knowledge of trafficking, forced prostitution, or sex tourism?
- How would working with Shared Hope assist in the advancement of your professional career or personal enrichment?
- What relevant skills do you have?
- Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- Recommendation Letter: Please include one professional or academic recommendation letter and the contact information for your reference.
To Submit Your Application
Please send an email with your cover letter, resume or CV, and recommendation letter to Katie Shaver at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications may also be faxed to 703-351-8064. Electronic submission is preferred. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at 703-351-8062.