About the Fellowship
With billions of people worldwide living outside the protection of the law, Namati is building a movement of grassroots legal advocates who help people know, use, and shape the laws that impact their lives. We convene the Legal Empowerment Network, bringing together 2000+ grassroots organizations across the world working to bring justice everywhere. As a convener and catalyst of the legal empowerment movement, Namati is uniquely positioned to drive resources toward our community to expand the field’s influence.
Namati is searching for a current graduate or law student who is excited to bring new partners and allies into the global legal empowerment movement; allies who can contribute resources, bring their own networks and talent and elevate the profile, effectiveness, and funding of the movement. . This is a great opportunity for someone who is interested in building and supporting global movements, as well as exploring financing mechanisms to support and grow those movements.
Illustrative responsibilities of the Fellow include:
- Conduct research to find and engage new allies for global justice
- Support research and outreach efforts to fundraise, engage members and develop strategy for Namati’s various financing efforts (e.g., the COVID-19 Grassroots Justice Fund; a private sector financing mechanism for independent community support, etc.)
- Set up conversations with key funders and partners; help develop the agenda; take excellent notes and own all follow-up from the meetings
- Work with Namati’s Justice Financing Advisor to draft proposals and concept notes for potential partners
- Develop and monitor project plans, communicating with different parties throughout projects to drive them from idea to realization and evaluation.
Here’s what you might have tackled last week –
- Researched an existing social sector incubator to determine how Namati might approach them to support legal empowerment practitioners.
- Attended a virtual meeting with a corporate sustainability executive to discuss community engagement throughout an investment cycle; took excellent notes and sent a follow-up to participants with key takeaways
- Edited a draft concept note for a potential funding partner
- Developed an agenda for, and then facilitated, a team meeting to discuss the status of an ongoing project.
- Curious: You consider yourself a bit of a generalist whose creative edge and entrepreneurial approach to learning sets you apart. You’re a quick study who excels at learning to do things you’ve never done before.
- Flexible and independent: Although careful planning and execution define your work, you are positive and graceful when unexpected challenges arise. You thrive when working independently with minimal direct supervision.
- Collaborative and service-oriented: 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.
- Skilled with communication: Your written and verbal communications demonstrate both clarity of thought, analysis and sensitivity to audience and context.
- Growth-oriented: You’re always seeking to better yourself and your work, and you will push yourself to the peak of performance to help fulfill our mission. In service of that growth, you welcome and delight in feedback from supervisors, peers, and anyone else.
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 20 hours a week for 4-6 months (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 and creative in securing funding and will not make excessive requests of our teams for support.
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 for your application materials (resume and cover letter) to be uploaded in one PDF.