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The Reporters Committee offers fellowships on a regular basis. The work is challenging, but rewarding. Legal fellows handle legal defense questions in the areas to which they are assigned, and often write amicus briefs in appellate cases.
The Reporters Committee hires three legal fellows each year, who will work in our Arlington, Va., office. Fellows monitor significant developments in media law, assist with responding to legal defense requests from reporters, prepare legal memoranda and friend-of-the-court briefs, and handle other special projects. In addition, fellows will write for the Committee's publications, the quarterly magazine The News Media & The Law, and the daily news updates for our web site.
The McCormick fellowship requires legal experience; the other two legal fellows must have graduated from law school and taken a bar exam before the fellowship begins, but need not have passed the exam by then. A background in news reporting is strongly preferred.
Fellows start in September, but all hiring is done the previous winter.
There is no application form. Application information for each fellowship can be found in its description.