Legal Fellow

Legal Fellow

Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), Chairman of the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Subcommittee, is accepting applications for a full-time legal fellowship position in his Washington, D.C. office. Positions are available starting October 1, 2021, through December 31, 2021, with an opportunity for an extension. 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 Committee. 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 recent law school graduates seeking substantive Capitol Hill experience. No undergraduate students will be considered. Tennessee ties are preferred, but not required.

A stipend will be provided to qualifying fellows. Interested applicants should email a resume, cover letter, a short writing sample and references to Cohen.jobs@mail.house.gov with “Legal Fellowship” in the subject line. Please, no calls or walk-ins.