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Cause of Action Capitol Hill Fellowship Program

2015 Cause of Action Capitol Hill Fellowship Program

Cause of Action seeks applicants for its Capitol Hill Fellowship Program. Applications are due by November 15, 2015 (11:59PM EST), and must be emailed to coach@causeofaction.org. Cause of Action will begin accepting applications on or about August 7, 2015.

Overview & Goals

Mission Statement: The CoA Capitol Hill Fellows Program (COACH) allows for attorneys at all levels to develop the skills necessary for understanding and executing effective government oversight. COACH is effectively a “legislative clerkship” that aims to equip fellows with the skills and professional development opportunities to be more effective public law advocates. Because CoA is committed to government accountability as necessary for the promotion of societal well-being, COACH seeks applicants who are committed to principles of limited government, regulatory fairness, and economic liberty.

Fellows: Fellows are to be placed in Senate and House oversight committees and subcommittees. Fellows will work full-time for one year within the structure of the Congressional office. Fellows must have a J.D., a minimum of 2 years of legal work experience after law school, and be admitted to a state bar. It is also essential that Fellows be willing to learn new ways to think, investigate, and digest information.

Stipend: A monthly stipend to help cover living and other costs will be paid directly to the Fellow (range: $5,000 to $12,500). CoA does not provide housing, health insurance, or any other benefits other than a monthly stipend, and Fellows are not considered employees of CoA.

Selection Process: A committee comprised of CoA’s senior staff, management, and/or individuals designated by CoA will review applications and make recommendations of Fellowship finalists. The finalists will be invited to interview with a selection committee consisting of CoA staff and/or individuals designated by CoA. From the pool of finalists, it is envisioned that up to four (4) fellowships will be awarded per year. The accepted fellows will be notified shortly thereafter. Acceptances by Fellows are due within a week of notification from CoA. Selection will occur on a rolling basis.

Application Information

Cause of Action seeks applicants for its 2015 Capitol Hill Fellowship Program. Applications are due by November 15, 2015 (11:59PM EST), and must be emailed to coach@causeofaction.org. Cause of Action will begin accepting applications on or about August 7, 2015.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old and citizens or lawful residents of the United States. Applicants must also be admitted to a state bar. Applicants will not be considered if CoA makes a determination that an applicant is related to any member of the selection committee.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Complete applications must include the application form, a resume, a writing sample, and other information contained on the application form.

Please click on this link to fill out the application: http://causeofaction.org/capitol-hill-fellowship-program/

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