The ISP hosts both ISP-funded and self-funded Resident Fellows, Visiting Fellows, and Student Fellows.

ISP Fellowships


The ISP is no longer accepting applications for funded 2017-2018 Resident Fellows. Applications for self-funded Resident Fellows and Visiting Fellows are accepted on a rolling basis.

The ISP Resident Fellowship is designed for recent graduates of law or Ph.D. programs interested in an academic career and whose research is related to any of the ISP research areas.

Applicants must have completed their J.D., Ph.D., or equivalent degree prior to the beginning of the fellowship. ISP Resident Fellows are expected to write at least two academic works per year, to attend all ISP events, be present in the ISP facilities three full days per week, and to contribute to ISP programming. Because they are expected to attend ISP events, ISP Resident fellows are strongly urged to reside in the New Haven area.

ISP-funded Resident Fellowships normally begin on July 1 and last for one year; fellows in residence may apply for a second year of support. Fellows receive a salary of USD $47,484 per year plus Yale benefits and a travel stipend. The ISP also provides office space for its Resident Fellows.

Applications should include the following:

  • A cover letter indicating your interest in the Resident Fellowship
  • A research agenda (5 pages max)
  • A resume or CV
  • A law/graduate school transcript
  • At least one scholarly writing sample, preferably in English
  • Two letters of recommendation

The ISP also offers self-funded Resident Fellowships for individuals with their own sources of funding—for example, winners of Fulbright or other fellowship awards. The application requirements are identical. Please indicate the sources of funding in your application.

Applications for ISP-funded Resident Fellowships must be postmarked no later than January 15, 2017. Applications for self-funded Resident Fellowships are accepted on a rolling basis.

Please submit applications in electronic form to Heather Branch.

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, at [email protected], or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email: [email protected].

Individuals living outside of the New Haven area who are interested in regularly attending ISP events and contributing to the ISP community should consider applying to be an ISP Visiting Fellow. Visiting Fellows have included recent law graduates, academics, activists, government employees, journalists, historians, artists, and technologists.

Applications should include the following:

  • A cover letter indicating your interest in the Visiting Fellowship and noting how often you anticipate attending ISP events per semester
  • A brief research agenda (1-3 pages)
  • A resume or CV
  • At least one writing sample, preferably scholarly and in English
  • Two letters of recommendation

Visiting Fellow applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Please submit applications in electronic form to Heather Branch.
 

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, at [email protected], or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email: [email protected].

The ISP Student Fellowship is intended for current Yale law, graduate, and undergraduate students who are interested in the ISP research areas. Student fellows are expected to regularly attend ISP events and contribute to ISP programming. In the past, student fellows have led reading groups, helped draft amicus briefs, organized conferences and speaker events, and founded and participated in clinics.

Applications should include the following:

  • A cover letter indicating your interest in the Student Fellowship, your school affiliation and graduation year, and how often you anticipate attending ISP events per semester
  • A resume or CV

Student Fellow applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Please submit applications in electronic form to Heather Branch.
 

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, at [email protected], or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email: [email protected].

The Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic has a number of fellowship positions, including the Abrams Clinical Fellowship, the Stanton First Amendment Clinical Fellowship, and Summer Student Fellowships. Descriptions and application requirements for these fellowships are posted under Opportunities on the MFIA website.

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, at [email protected], or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email: [email protected].

The Program for the Study of Reproductive Justice (PSRJ), an initiative of the Information Society Project (ISP) at Yale Law School, is accepting applications for a Reproductive Rights and Justice Fellow (RRJ Fellow).

The Reproductive Rights and Justice Fellowship
The RRJ Fellowship is an opportunity to gain hands-on experience developing and implementing novel litigation strategies and legal theories designed to advance reproductive rights and justice. In conjunction with the PSRJ director, the Fellow will supervise teams of Yale Law School students who will assist in creating and applying these strategies. The ideal candidate will have at least four years of significant litigation experience and a demonstrable interest in the subject area and in working with students.

The RRJ Fellow will receive a competitive salary commensurate with experience, a travel budget, Yale University benefits, and access to Yale University resources. The fellowship begins on July 1, 2017 and ends in June 2018, although it may be renewed for an additional year. The position is based in New Haven, CT.
 

The Program for the Study of Reproductive Justice
PSRJ is an idea-generating institution, an incubator of novel litigation strategies and legal theories designed to advance reproductive rights and justice. It benefits from collaborating with the Yale Law School community—including scholars with special expertise in constitutional law, reproductive rights, and related fields, and a talented student body—to develop legal doctrine to protect reproductive health access.

PSRJ is led by Clinical Lecturer and ISP Senior Fellow Priscilla J. Smith, a former reproductive rights litigator. Smith also teaches the Reproductive Rights and Justice Project, a Yale Law School clinical course.
 

Applications
Applications should be sent in electronic form to Heather Branch ([email protected]). Please indicate clearly that the application is for the Reproductive Rights Fellowship. Application materials should include:

  1. A statement describing the applicant’s interest in the position, relevant practice experience, and career goals;
  2. A copy of the applicant’s resume;
  3. A law school transcript;
  4. Contact information for three references; and
  5. At least one sample of recent legal writing, either a brief or memorandum, or a piece of academic writing, that demonstrates sophisticated and creative legal reasoning.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

 

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, at [email protected], or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email: [email protected].

The Wikimedia/Yale Law School Initiative on Intermediaries and Information (WIII), an initiative of the Information Society Project (ISP) at Yale Law School, is accepting applications for a WIII Fellow.

The WIII Fellowship

The WIII Fellowship is an opportunity to work to improve access to information; to draft on legal scholarship and engage in policy advocacy, and to participate in the intellectual life of the ISP. The ideal candidate should have a strong interest in internet governance; familiarity with relevant case law and legal systems; and excellent persuasive writing skills. The duties of the WIII Fellow may include:

  • Monitoring domestic, foreign, and international legislation and litigation involving the “right to link” and related issues of intermediary liability and online freedom of expression
  • Producing white papers with policy recommendations
  • Publishing blog posts and op-eds
  • Organizing educational events at Yale Law School
  • Acting as a liaison between the Yale ISP and the Wikimedia Foundation

The WIII Fellow will receive a salary of $47,484 per year, a travel budget, Yale University benefits, and access to Yale University resources. The WIII Fellow is expected to live in the New Haven area but should be willing to travel periodically to San Francisco, CA.

The Wikimedia/Yale Law School Initiative on Intermediaries and Information (WIII)

The Wikimedia/Yale Law School Initiative on Intermediaries and Information (WIII) has two main aims: to raise awareness of threats to an open internet, especially those affecting online intermediaries and their users, and to make creative policy suggestions that protect and promote internet-facilitated access to information. At least initially, there will be a particular focus on promoting the “right to link,” understanding link censorship laws and litigation, and other issues regarding hyperlink and intermediary liability. WIII grew out of an ongoing academic collaboration between Yale Law School and the Wikimedia Foundation and is made possible by a generous gift from the Wikimedia Foundation.

Applications

Applications should be sent in electronic form to Heather Branch ([email protected]). Please indicate clearly in the subject line that the application is for the WIII Fellowship. Application materials should include:

  • A cover letter
  • A 3-to-5 page statement describing the applicant’s interest in the fellowship and relevant experience
  • A resume or CV
  • A law and/or graduate school transcript
  • At least one scholarly writing sample, preferably
  • Two letters of recommendation

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, at [email protected], or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email: [email protected].