Careers at Discovering Justice
Discovering Justice Fellowship Program
The Discovering Justice Fellowship Program
Fall 2022 Paid Fellowship Program
Who We Are
For over two decades, Discovering Justice’s programs have provided opportunities for civic education and engagement for students across the Commonwealth. The organization works in partnership with school systems, judges, nonprofits, and the legal community to examine the workings of the justice system, explore the ideals of justice, and help young people prepare to engage in our democracy.
This approach is rooted in the founding vision of Boston’s John Joseph Moakley U.S. Courthouse, designed as a vibrant center for civic education and community activity. Our programs facilitate the development of core civic knowledge, skills and dispositions needed for students to engage meaningfully in our democracy, such as perspective-taking, critical thinking, open discourse, empathy, and advocacy.
In addition to welcoming the community into the Courthouse for tours, field trips, and public events, Discovering Justice has extended its work into schools across Massachusetts to provide civic education opportunities, including K-5 curricula, Mock Trial and Appeal Programs for middle school students, and new programs, such as the Topics Programs for middle and high school students.
What We Believe
The justice system can and should work for everyone.
Constructive and critical discourse builds community and a strong democracy.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core democratic values.
Civic education and engagement strengthen our democracy.
In the power of the next generation to sustain our democracy.
How We Work
We have a deep belief and relentless focus on achieving our mission and our constituent centered outcomes.
We strive for excellence and hold ourselves responsible and accountable to high standards and the team..
We value clear communications and transparent decision-making processes.
We thoughtfully steward our resources.
Who You Are
You have a passion for civic education and the need to protect and promote our democracy.
You can commit to work 40 hours a week with a dynamic and energetic staff. (At least 25 hours for a Part-Time Fellowship)
You have excellent written and oral communications skills.
You love to work with a team and want to learn new skills.
You will take this experience back to your campus or to your next job.