Fellowships

The ASIL International Law Fellows program gives recent graduates the opportunity to gain up to a year of professional experience working on ASIL publications and the development and implementation of its research, education, and outreach programs. The positions are full-time and typically of a 6-month duration. Fellows work with their supervisor to identify areas of professional interest that can be developed while working at Tillar House. They also have the opportunity to select and attend various internationally themed events in the active D.C. international community. Fellows are eligible for a one-time, $2,500 relocation stipend, but the position is otherwise unpaid. Applicants are strongly encouraged to identify and obtain alternative sources of funding. Fellowships typically start in January, April, July, and October.

INTERNATIONAL LAW FELLOW (publications)


The ASIL Publications Fellow program gives recent graduates the opportunity to gain professional experience working on ASIL’s print and online publications. The position is full-time and typically of a 6-month duration. The Fellowship will provide opportunities to publish in and provide editorial support for ASIL publications, as well as fully integrate the Fellow into the rich international legal atmosphere at Tillar House and in Washington, D.C. The Publications Fellow is eligible for a one-time, $2,500 relocation stipend, but the position is otherwise unpaid. Applicants are strongly encouraged to identify and obtain alternative sources of funding.

Responsibilities:

The Publications Fellow will work under the direct supervision of ASIL’s Attorney-Editor in the Publications Department.  The Fellow will have the opportunity to publish in International Legal Materials and ASIL Insights on topics of his or her interest in international lawThe Fellow will also be responsible for researching current developments in international law in order to contribute to the International Law in Brief blog.  The Publications Fellow will have the opportunity to develop his or her international legal research, writing, and editing skills in providing editorial support for the American Journal of International Law, International Legal Materials, ASIL Insights, and ASIL Studies in Transnational Legal Policy.  Specific assignments will be decided on a case-by-case basis, depending on the strengths and interests of the Fellow and the needs of the Publications Department.

Qualifications:

Successful applicants will have obtained a graduate degree in law (J.D. or LL.M.) prior to the start of the fellowship, evidence strong writing and editorial skills, show experience working in a professional environment and on program implementation, and have a demonstrated interest in international law. Experience working on a journal and familiarity with the Bluebook is required. Coursework or work experience in international law is strongly preferred. Fellow positions require the ability, initiative, and judgment to work independently.

Application Requirements:

Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, unedited writing sample (not to exceed 10 pages), and two letters of recommendation (send scanned copies of signed letters or have them emailed directly to ASIL with the applicant's name in the subject line) to Caitlin Behles, Attorney-Editor, at cbehles@asil.org, with “Publications Fellow” in the subject line. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants should be sure to include their desired start date and current location in their application materials.

Currently Recruiting:

ASIL is currently recruiting for a candidate to begin as soon as possible and no later than September 2014. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

 

INTERNATIONAL LAW FELLOW (programs)


Responsibilities:

Fellows work under the direct supervision of ASIL’s director of education and research and are responsible for implementing a number of the Society’s research, education, and outreach programs. Specific assignments will be decided on a case-by-case basis, depending on the strengths and interests of the Fellow and the needs of the Society. Past Fellow projects have included syllabi and course development for ASIL’s continuing legal education programs; support for ASIL's judicial outreach program; development of new website resources to support ASIL Academic Partners; program development and support for ASIL’s roundtables and briefings on current topics in international law; and general research and editorial support for ASIL publications, including ASIL Insights, International Law in Brief, the American Journal of International Law, International Legal Materials, and ASIL Studies in Transnational Legal Policy.

Qualifications:

Successful applicants will have obtained a graduate degree in law (J.D. or LL.M.) prior to the start of the fellowship, evidence strong writing and editorial skills, show experience working in a professional environment and on program implementation, and have a demonstrated interest in international law. Experience working on a journal and coursework or work experience in international law is strongly preferred. Fellow positions require the ability, initiative, and judgment to work independently and to implement projects successfully from beginning to end.

Application Requirements:

Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, unedited writing sample (not to exceed 10 pages), and two letters of recommendation (send scanned copies of signed letters or have them emailed directly to ASIL with the applicant's name in the subject line) to jobs@asil.org, with “Law Fellow” in the subject line. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants should be sure to include their desired start date and current location in their application materials.

Currently Recruiting:

ASIL is currently recruiting for a candidate to start in October or November of 2014. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.