Namati is searching for a current or recently graduated law or graduate student who will support our global and country-level campaigning and advocacy objectives.
Illustrative responsibilities of the fellowship
- Draft content and communications products for the Justice For All campaign
- Draft research and policy papers for meetings, and research various government entities and engagement strategies
- Support research and advocacy on financing justice services, protection, COVID-19 response and recovery, and implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as well as potential engagement strategies with donors
- Support the advocacy team on the implementation of the Justice For All campaign
- Facilitate and coordinate in-person and online events for and with the Global Legal Empowerment Network
- Ensure that language and messaging in our reports and resources are suitable for multiple stakeholders and audiences
- Provide additional research assistance to the CEO for live programmatic or organizational questions as they arise
- Mission-alignment: You have previous experience, or demonstrated interest, in human rights public policy, advocacy, or a related field. You’re genuinely committed to Namati’s mission and are driven to make an impact.
- Commitment to excellence: You’re mature, organized, and proactive, known for producing high-quality content on deadline. You’re always interested in growing your skills and learning new things, and you welcome and delight in feedback from supervisors, peers, and anyone else.
- Policy and Advocacy orientation: You have interest and experience in public policy advocacy work, and are driven to help shape the global policy environment on access to justice.
- Exceptional communication skills: Your written and verbal communications evidence clarity of thought and sharpness of analysis.
- Flexibility and adaptability: You are positive and graceful when unexpected challenges arise. You quickly reorient and identify the best new course of action.
- A global outlook: You are comfortable—and have experience—working with people from a variety of backgrounds and cultures.
- A collaboration and service orientation: You greet everyone you encounter with a collaborative spirit, kindness, and empathy. You are known as a team player who brings an “all hands on deck” mindset to all projects—you’re happy to contribute however you can to advance our mission.
This position is open to any location in the United States. Due to COVID-19, Namati remains a remote-first organization for the foreseeable future and until further notice.
Compensation & Fellowship Length
This is a part or full-time position requiring a minimum of 12 weeks’ commitment (we are flexible with start dates).
Please note at this time we are only able to accept applications from individuals whose fellowship will be paid for through their schooling (e.g. experiential learning for academic credit) or independent fellowship funding (e.g., scholarships, university provided fellowship funding), and we’re unable to make significant changes to the scope of this fellowship based on individual funding requirements.
As appropriate, we’re happy to work with you and your institution so you can receive academic credit for this fellowship. While we do recognize that interested interns/fellows may approach us during the process of actively applying for external sources of funding, due to the high volume of interest in our opportunities we look for our finalists to demonstrate that they can be resourceful
Please complete our online application form. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. No phone calls, please. Namati is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Please note we strongly prefer your application materials (resume and cover letter) to be uploaded in one PDF.
Namati is dedicated to placing the power of law in the hands of people.
For billions of people around the world, the law is broken. It’s an abstraction—or worse, a threat—but not something they can use to exercise their basic rights.
Namati advances justice by equipping people to know, use, and shape the laws that affect them.
Namati and its partners have supported cadres of community paralegals – sometimes known as barefoot lawyers or grassroots legal advocates – in ten countries. These paralegals equip their communities to protect common lands, enforce environmental law, and secure basic rights to healthcare and citizenship.
In all ten countries, their grassroots work has led to improvements to entire systems: a new anti-bribery policy for the health sector in Mozambique, for example, improved sand-mining regulations in India, and greater protection for women’s rights in Sierra Leonean land law.
Globally, Namati convenes the Global Legal Empowerment Network, more than 2,000 groups from 160 countries who are learning from one another and collaborating on common challenges. This community successfully advocated for the inclusion of access to justice in the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.
As we move into our next phase, we’re growing our global team of passionate, results-oriented, big-hearted advocates, united by a common mission and a strong culture:
- Our mission is our North Star. It’s why we all wake up every day. We pour our hearts into this work.
- We’re innovators and changemakers. We are a young, energetic social enterprise and we know that our work is urgent. We believe in being nimble and doing what works.
- Our work makes real, tangible, measurable progress in people’s lives. We take abstract concepts – rule of law and human rights – and make them concrete, helping people find solutions that improve their lives every day.
- We walk our talk. Our movement is about legal empowerment and we bring this spirit of empowerment and collaboration to all our partnerships. We hold humility as a core value: we lead when necessary and follow when necessary.
- We are a truly global organization. Our offices are located in Delhi, Freetown, Maputo, Nairobi, Washington DC, and Yangon, and our staff come from all corners of the world. We are united by our common mission.
- We see our people as our most valuable resource. We bring on individuals of the highest caliber and character and we mentor, train, and support our staff.
- We hold one another in the highest esteem. Our work relationships are built on deep abiding respect and love.
For more about what it’s like to work at Namati, please see our Cultural Principles