Fellowships

In addition to our 10-week internship program, CDM supports competitive candidates for long-term fellowship programs based out of our Mexico City office. We are especially interested in supporting applications for legal fellowships, such as Skadden Fellowships, Equal Justice Works Fellowships, and independent opportunities provided by academic institutions. We have also hosted Fulbright students or scholars conducting research affiliated with our organization. For those fellowships that require applicants to present a specific project, we welcome the opportunity to develop a proposal of mutual interest related to migrant workers’ labor rights.

In addition to work on a fellowship-sponsored project, fellows’ responsibilities may include:

  • Conduct extensive intake and follow-up interviews with clients and potential clients;
  • Conduct legal research, represent clients in federal and state litigation, and engage in litigation support for U.S. attorneys who contract with CDM, directly under the supervision of CDM’s legal director;
  • Participate in CDM´s policy campaigns under the supervision of CDM’s policy director;
  • Participate in outreach and conduct “know-your-rights” trainings for migrants in their home communities before they leave for the U.S.;
  • Collaborate with partner organizations in Mexico and the U.S.

Requirements:  To express interest in applying for a fellowship with CDM, please email julia@cdmigrante.org with a letter of interest, resume or CV, writing sample, and a list of three references in either Spanish or English, whichever is preferred.  Applicants should possess demonstrated experience or interest in labor/employment or immigration law, including relevant coursework, internships, and/or employment. Advanced proficiency in both English and Spanish is also required.  Deadlines for application will vary depending on the opportunity, and interested applicants are encouraged to review fellowship timelines as well as any additional deadlines, rules or restrictions that may apply.

CDM is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from people with diverse backgrounds and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

CDM is currently seeking applicants for the fellowship(s) listed below. Fellows would join a dynamic team supporting the transnational migrant workers’ rights movement. Fellows will work closely with CDM’s Legal Director and staff in all aspects of our work on behalf of migrant workers. Fellows would be located in either Mexico City or Baltimore, MD.

Please click on each fellowship title to download the corresponding announcement.

Skadden Fellowship

Please apply by July 15, 2017 by sending a cover letter, current resume, and a list of three professional references to ben@cdmigrante.org.

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Responsibilities include:

  • Conduct extensive intake and follow-up interviews with clients and potential clients;
  • Conduct legal research and represent clients directly under the supervision of CDM’s legal director;
  • Participate in CDM´s policy campaigns under the supervision of CDM’s policy director;
  • Participate in outreach and conduct “know-your-rights” trainings for migrants in their home communities before they leave for the U.S.;
  • Collaborate with partner organizations in Mexico and the U.S.

Qualifications

Applicants must:

  • Speak and write Spanish proficiently;
  • Be able to work well on a team;
  • Possess strong communication, analytical, and research and writing skills;
  • Be able to work with people from diverse backgrounds;
  • Have a strong interest in protecting the rights of workers, immigrants or other low-income individuals;
  • Have experience or interest in employment or immigration law, including relevant coursework, internships, and/or employment.

CDM is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from people with diverse backgrounds and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, age, disability or sexual orientation.