Philadelphia VIP

Foster Flowers and Ziomek Legal Fellowship

Posted on June 4, 2018

POSITION OVERVIEW: The Foster, Flowers and Ziomek Legal Fellowship – named for three Philadelphia lawyers admired for their commitment to pro bono, mentoring, and collegiality in the profession – is a paid opportunity designed to provide a recent law school graduate with a strong foundation to begin a legal career in Philadelphia. The Foster, Flowers and Ziomek Legal Fellowship is a paid, 12-week, full time immersion in civil pro bono at Philadelphia VIP.

The Fellow will receive a $6,000 stipend, which is funded via a special gift to VIP and will be disbursed bi-monthly during the twelve-week term. As a temporary member of the VIP team, the Fellow will not receive VIP-paid health insurance or other employee benefits.

The Fellowship begins on Monday, August 13, 2018; runs for twelve weeks, full-time (i.e., 40 hours per week); and ends on Friday, November 2, 2018. VIP expects the Fellow to commit to fulfilling the entire twelve-week term. There is an option to extend the Fellowship, at the mutual election of Philadelphia VIP and the Fellow, for up to six additional weeks to Friday, December 14, 2018

HOW TO APPLY: Applicants should email a resume, cover letter, and list of references to Lizette Ortiz-Torres, Director of Operations, ltorres@phillyvip.org. Cover letters should include the applicant’s interest in civil pro bono, future professional goals in the Philadelphia legal community, and any non-English language skills. Applicants are invited to include a statement about how the applicant’s unique background and/or experiences might contribute to the diversity, cultural vitality, and perspective of VIP’s staff team and legal practice.

DEADLINE: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and are due no later than 5pm on Friday, June 29, 2018.


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