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Reproductive Justice Fellowship Program
Together we are changing the face of lawyering.
The Reproductive Justice Fellowship Program (RJFP) is a policy-focused fellowship designed to create entry points into the reproductive health, rights, and justice fields and to enhance legal and advocacy capacity at organizations working to advance reproductive justice for all people.
RJ Fellows gain hands-on policy advocacy experience and work on cutting edge reproductive health, rights, justice issues, particularly as they affect people of color and other marginalized communities. Placement organizations benefit because Fellows bring legal knowhow and an intersectional approach to legal and policy advocacy.
RJ Fellows are paid a stipend and placed with organizations across the country for a year-long program that includes mentoring, professional development, skills-based training, and networking opportunities. Since its inception in 2010, the RJFP has launched the careers of 45 new lawyers at a score of allied organizations and has expanded to include the Federal, State, and HIV fellowships. Applications for the fellowship are due in November.
We’re proud to partner with the American University Washington College of Law’s Women and the Law Program, the academic home of the RJFP.
"I had so many once-in-a-lifetime experiences in this one year that they are impossible to count. I learned from the best about how to advocate on behalf of the most disadvantaged people in our communities, especially women and people of color. These skills, and the confidence that came with their practice, have shaped me into the advocate I dreamed of being."
Dani Hawkes, 2010-11 RJ Fellow