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

ISP Fellows


Now Accepting Applications for ISP/Tobin Center Resident Fellowships 2021-22

The ISP/Tobin Center Resident Fellowship is designed for recent graduates of Ph.D. programs in economics interested in an academic career and whose research is related to the economics of the digital public sphere. We specifically encourage applicants interested in working on projects related to content moderation, privacy, antitrust, and algorithmic governance.

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

The 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 50,629 per year plus Yale benefits, a travel stipend, and office space.

The ISP and Tobin Center also offer 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 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 (in English)
  • Two letters of recommendation

Applications for  funded Resident Fellowships must be received no later than January 31, 2021. Applications for self-funded Resident Fellowships are accepted on a rolling basis.

Please submit applications in electronic form to Ann-Marie Cooper.

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 TitleIX@yale.edu, 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: ocr.boston@ed.gov.

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

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 open access to information. 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.

The Information Society Project (ISP) is an intellectual center at Yale Law School. It supports an interdisciplinary community of scholars who study issues at the intersection of law, technology, and society. Many of its fellows are recent graduates of law and doctoral programs and plan to pursue careers in the academy or in public policy. The ISP hosts nearly 100 events per year designed to promote scholarship, foster new ideas, and spark collaborations. The ISP is also home to a variety of initiatives including the Floyd Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression, the Knight Law and Media Program, the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic, Privacy Lab, the Program for the Study of Reproductive Justice, and the Wikimedia/Yale Law School Initiative on Intermediaries and Information.

The WIII Fellowship is an opportunity for a postdoctoral candidate to work to improve global access to information, to draft legal scholarship and engage in policy advocacy, and to participate in the intellectual life of the ISP. A J.D., Ph.D., or equivalent degree is required. The ideal candidate should have a strong interest in intermediary liability, platform governance, access to information, and online content issues; familiarity with relevant case law and legal systems; and excellent persuasive writing and interpersonal skills.

The duties of the WIII Fellow may include:

  • Monitoring ongoing and upcoming legislative and regulatory developments which engage intermediary rights, liabilities and responsibilities
  • Producing white papers or academic articles with policy recommendations
  • Publishing blog posts and op-eds
  • Organizing educational events at Yale Law School
  • Supervising pro bono students and summer researchers, and coordinating their contributions to the work of the WIII program.
  • Acting as a liaison between the Yale ISP and the Wikimedia Foundation

The WIII Fellow will receive a fellowship salary (USD 50,629), a travel budget, Yale University benefits, and access to Yale University resources. The WIII Fellow is expected to live in the New Haven area and be a part of the ISP community.

Application materials should include:

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

Applications for the WIII Fellowship must be received no later than February 10, 2021. The ideal start date would be July 1, 2021, although later dates may also be possible. Questions and applications should be sent to Ann-Marie Cooper (ann-marie.cooper@yale.edu). Please indicate clearly that the application is for the WIII Fellow position.

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 TitleIX@yale.edu, 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: ocr.boston@ed.gov.

 

No longer accepting applications for ISP Resident Fellowships 2021-22

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. We specifically encourage applicants interested in working on projects related to the digital public sphere, including projects concerning freedom of speech, content moderation, privacy, antitrust, and algorithmic governance.

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. 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 $50,629  per year plus Yale benefits, a travel stipend, and office space at the ISP.

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 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 (in English)
  • Two letters of recommendation

Applications for ISP-funded Resident Fellowships must be received no later than January 11, 2021. Applications for self-funded Resident Fellowships are accepted on a rolling basis.

Please submit applications in electronic form to Ann-Marie Cooper.

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 TitleIX@yale.edu, 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: ocr.boston@ed.gov.

 

Applications for Visiting Fellows are accepted on a rolling basis.

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.

Because one of the ISP’s primary goal is creating and maintaining a sense of community among its fellows, Visiting Fellows are expected to attend at least 3-6 events per month during the academic year, depending on how far away they live. The ISP requests that Visiting Fellows who only are able to attend 3-4 events per month commit to a full year, in order to develop the relationships that make this fellowship worthwhile. Visiting Fellows who are able to attend 5-6 events per month are eligible for semester-long Visiting Fellowships.

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 Ann-Marie Cooper.

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 TitleIX@yale.edu, 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: ocr.boston@ed.gov.

Applications for Student Fellows are accepted on a rolling basis.

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, a list of three ISP events you attended and what you found interesting about them, 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 Ann-Marie Cooper.
 

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 TitleIX@yale.edu, 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: ocr.boston@ed.gov.

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 TitleIX@yale.edu, 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: ocr.boston@ed.gov.

The Information Society Project at Yale Law School is now accepting applications for a Clinical Fellow with the ISP’s Program for the Study of Reproductive Justice (PSRJ). The position is a one-year appointment, starting August 1, 2020, that is potentially renewable for a second year. The Clinical Fellow will co-teach the Reproductive Rights and Justice Project legal clinic (RRJP) and assist in other PSRJ initiatives.

This position is based in New Haven, CT. Salary for this position will be commensurate with experience and will include Yale University health benefits. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

About PSRJ and the RRJP legal clinic
PSRJ was established at Yale Law School in 2009 as an idea-generating institution, an incubator of novel litigation strategies and legal theories designed to advance reproductive rights and justice. The RRJP legal clinic is an initiative of PSRJ that teaches litigation and policy advocacy skills in an area of the law under siege, and puts PSRJ’s strategies to work.

The Information Society Project is led by Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment Jack Balkin and ISP Executive Director Nikolas Guggenberger. PSRJ is led by Clinical Lecturer and Senior Fellow Priscilla J. Smith, a former reproductive rights litigator.

About the Fellowship Position
PSRJ seeks a candidate with exposure to reproductive rights litigation and its particular challenges. The ideal candidate will have an academic background in reproductive rights, a history of activism in the area, and an interest in working with the PSRJ Director, YLS scholars, and YLS students enrolled in the Reproductive Rights and Justice Project clinical class. Litigation experience is helpful.

The Fellow will primarily be engaged in developing and implementing new litigation strategies and legal theories. The Fellow will conduct this research under the direction of the PSRJ Director and will often collaborate with faculty members and attorneys from cooperating organizations. As an instructor in the RRJP clinic, the Fellow will supervise students who are developing and implementing litigation and policy projects designed to advance reproductive rights and justice.

Applications
Applications should be sent in electronic form to Heather Branch (heather.branch@yale.edu). Please indicate clearly that the application is for the Program for the Study of Reproductive Justice Clinical Fellow position. Application materials should include:

  • A cover letter describing the applicant’s interest in the position, relevant practice experience, and career goals;
  • A copy of the applicant’s resume and law school transcript;
  • Contact information for three references; and
  • 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.

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. For additional information please click here.

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 TitleIX@yale.edu, 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: ocr.boston@ed.gov.