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Updated Spring 2021 Fellowship Program

Work to Protect our Democracy

Discovering Justice is empowering a rising generation of leaders through an innovative civics curriculum which utilizes courtrooms and classrooms as civic spaces—encouraging agency, empathy, and voice in students across Massachusetts. Discovering Justice believes that courtrooms and classrooms can, and should, reflect the best hopes and expectations for what “civic spaces” can be.

Discovering Justice’s civics curriculum and experiential programs for students in grades K-12 put students at the center of the critical decisions that have shaped, and are shaping history. Guided by teachers, lawyers, and community volunteers, students have the opportunity to participate in our democracy and extend civic learning into their own communities.

We must work to ensure that our political and justice systems provide fairness and dignity to all. Our nation was founded and continues to better itself, catalyzed by those who speak up for change and work to hold their government and their leaders accountable. Discovering Justice is investing in our next generation of change makers.

The Discovering Justice Fellowship Program – Updated positions for Spring 2021

Discovering Justice Fellows work directly with a staff person to help develop and/or run a Discovering Justice program and/or build the organization’s operational capacity. During the 12-16 week program from February  to May, Fellows will learn a variety of skills including how to deliver civic education programming, work for social change, and run and manage a nonprofit organization.

With current COVID-19 restrictions, the Fellowship can be done remotely and/or as a hybrid with 1-2 days a week at the office in the Federal Courthouse in Boston. Our updated Spring 2021 offerings:

Development, Events, and Fundraising Fellowship

The Fellow will work with the Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer to help raise the funds needed for the organization to run its various programs. The Fellow will assist with the organization’s annual Gala in the spring, foundation outreach and grant proposal writing, and the development of an individual giving program. Fellows will learn the basics on how to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward individual, corporate, and institutional philanthropic donors.

Communications Fellowship

The Fellow will work with Program staff to develop and implement a social media and earned media outreach strategy. Utilizing the organization’s website, social media platforms, and access to media outlets, the Fellow will help create and edit video and broadcast the activities of the organization and its programs.


  • A passion for civic education and the need to protect and promote our democracy.
  • Commitment to work 40 hours a week with a dynamic and energetic staff.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Ability to work with a team and willingness to learn new skills.
  • Interest in taking this experience back to your campus or to your next job.


The Fellowship will run for twelve to sixteen weeks depending on position needs and applicant availability. Fellowships will have start dates In February and March, and will run until May depending on position and availability. Fellows will receive a stipend of $3,500 for their term. Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and two references. Please specify your Fellowship(s) of interest. This Fellowship is ideal for a recent graduate or a college student taking a gap year. Send your cover letter and resume before February 19th  2021 to Henry Schunk at with your name and Fellowship Application in the subject line.

Black, Indigenous, People of Color, Women, and GLBTQ people are strongly encouraged to apply.

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