Institute for Justice Maffucci Fellowships

Real activism.  Real results.

The Institute for Justice, the national law firm for liberty, is seeking candidates for its highly selective Maffucci Fellowship program.  Fellows work closely with IJ’s activism and coalitions team, which fights to change the world at the grassroots through outreach, community organizing, training, coalition building, and public demonstrations—a unique brand of activism that reaches new communities with the message of freedom.

Fellows assist with exciting outreach projects and research, help track controversies and legislation across the country, and provide valuable administrative support to staff on activism campaigns.  Fellows receive competitive compensation, gain unique experience on the front lines of the fight for liberty with experienced activists and litigators, and have the opportunity to travel for key events with team members to experience IJ activism on the ground.

Opportunities include:

  • Access to attorneys, activists and researchers engaging in cutting-edge constitutional advocacy
  • Travel to assist with select activism trainings and public demonstrations
  • Media publication
  • Writing mentorship
  • On-camera communications training
  • Networking opportunities

The duration of the Maffucci Fellowship is flexible, although preference is given to applicants seeking a year-long opportunity.  Shorter terms will be considered on a case-by-case basis, with a minimum of three months required.

Undergraduates should attempt to obtain academic credit for their work.  Recent graduates are encouraged to apply.  Law students should apply to our clerkship program.

Candidates should possess exceptional writing skills, excellent interpersonal skills, be attentive to detail, and have a strong commitment to individual freedom as well as an interest in property rights, free speech issues, school choice, and economic liberty.

Applicants can apply at