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Equal Justice Initiative

The Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.  EJI is a non-profit law office and human rights organization that provides legal assistance to condemned prisoners, children in the criminal justice system, people wrongly convicted or sentenced, and the poor and vulnerable facing imprisonment. 

Summer internships and post-graduate fellowships are available working on legal, policy, and social justice initiatives. 

Institutional Endorsement:  This fellowship does not require U-M endorsement.  Applications are submitted directly to the Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program.

Application Deadline: Successful applications for the Summer Legal Internship are typically received in October, but can be accepted through early January.  The application deadline for the Summer Social Work Fellowship is in May.

U-M Contact: Henry Dyson, Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships (ONSF)


·         Each opportunity in EJI has specific requirements, based on the service you will perform.  Check here for more information.

Application Instructions:

·         Depending on your chosen path, there will be differing deadlines and application processes.  Please visit here for more information.