For Law Students

Peggy Browning Fellowship Program

PLEASE NOTE:  We are now accepting applications for our 2015 fellowship program. Most of the fellowships offered in 2014 will be repeated in 2015, and several new ones have been added.  The application deadline will be January 16, 2015.

Our core program is the Summer Fellowship Program, which is comprised of a 10-week fellowship during the summer months at labor-related organizations around the country.  In 2015, we will support between 60 and 70 funded summer fellowships, plus one part-time funded School-Year Fellowship at the Chicago Newspaper Guild for 2015 - 2016.

The Summer Fellowship Program provides stipends to 1st and 2nd year law students who dedicate this time to advancing the cause of workers' rights.  We routinely collaborate with 149 participating law schools and selected mentor organizations nationwide.

Summer Fellowship stipends will be a minimum of $5,000 per student for the ten-week employment period.  In many cases, mentor organizations will supplement the stipend. (See each fellowships description for details)

We recruit interested students and work closely with our mentor organizations to ensure that each fellow will experience unique and challenging work assignments.   Our strong relationships with leading national labor leaders, labor attorneys and labor law professors make our fellowship program the preeminent of its kind.

Peggy Browning Fellows gain the practical skills required to represent workers.  They enjoy opportunities to network with their peers and leaders in the field of public interest labor law.  The mentor organizations and their clients benefit from the services provided by this talented and commited group.

Since our beginning in 1997, we have placed nearly 650 law students in highly competitive fellowship positions with unions, worker centers, the U.S. Department of Labor, the National Labor Relations Board, the Federal Labor Relations Authority and union-side law firms.  Peggy Browning Fellows have advocated for thousands of workers and their families nationwide.  We know of more than 250  Peggy Browning Alumni who are currently working in workers' rights labor law or public interest law.