Fellowships

The NCPL currently offers three Fellowship Programs: the NCPL Fellowship in Nonprofit Law at Lawyers Alliance for New York, and the Open Society Presidential Fellowship, and  Open Society Foundations Fellowship in Nonprofit Law at the Open Society Foundations. These Fellowship programs provide law school graduates with exposure to an unusually wide variety of legal and organizational issues encountered by nonprofit organizations. 

The Open Society Presidential Fellowship was launched in 2013 and permits Fellows to pursue work related to human rights, good governance, and justice through a one-year residence within the Office of the President at the Open Society Foundations. In 2016, the Open Society Foundations Fellowship in Nonprofit Law was established and places one Fellow annually at the General Counsel’s Office at the Open Society Foundations.  The NCPL Fellowship in Nonprofit Law was created in 2017. It gives fellows the opportunity to spend a year in residence at a nonprofit organization. 

The Fellowships already have attracted the attention of the most impressive graduates from the nation’s premiere law schools, serving as a defining introduction to the work of both of the sponsoring organizations for which the fellowships are named and the nonprofit organizations where the Fellows are placed.

Other Fellowship Opportunities

To learn about additional fellowship programs in the nonprofit sector, please consult the NYU Law School Public Interest Law Center.