Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) is accepting applications for a legal fellowship position in his Washington D.C. office. Positions are available starting in August, and applications will be considered on a rolling basis. This fellowship will provide a valuable, hands-on experience in a Congressional office and a greater understanding of the legislative process. Fellows will work closely with an active legislative team and will be expected to produce high-level content under tight deadlines.
Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, conducting policy research, drafting legislation, memos and briefs, assisting staff with preparation for Committee hearings and attending hearings and briefings. Fellows should expect to work on a variety of issue areas including matters before the House Judiciary and Budget Committees. Qualified applicants should have excellent research and writing skills, the ability to perform under pressure, interest in the legislative process, a professional demeanor and a collegial attitude.
This is an excellent opportunity for current law school students and recent law school graduates seeking substantive Capitol Hill experience. No undergraduate students will be considered. Full-time availability is preferred, though part-time applicants will be considered.
Opportunities for school credit are available, and a stipend will be provided to qualifying Fellows. New York ties are preferred, but not required. Interested applicants should email a resume, cover letter and a short writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Legal Fellowship” in the subject line. Applicants must include their proposed start/end dates and availability in the email application. Please, no calls or walk-ins.