2022 Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program (WLPPFP) for Public Interest Lawyers from the United States

Deadline: November 12, 2021.

The Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program (WLPPFP) offers Fellowships for public interest lawyers from the United States who are committed to advancing women’s rights throughout their careers.

Throughout the Fellowship year, participants gain invaluable experience by working on women’s issues in Washington, D.C. with a public interest organization or governmental agency and by participating in educational and professional development opportunities organized by WLPPFP.

The Fellowships are determined each year based upon several factors, including the interests of the top Fellowship candidates, the potential placement organizations and the donors supporting the Fellowships. Since the establishment of the Program, WLPPFP has been fortunate to be able to place a Women’s Law Fellow each year with the Georgetown University Law Center Domestic Violence Clinic, the National Partnership for Women and Families, and the National Women’s Law Center – three preeminent women’s rights entities in Washington, DC.  WLPPFP also has an endowed fellowship focusing on litigation, the Small, Webber, Spencer Fellowship.  The Hillary Rodham Clinton Fellow, placed at the Georgetown Institute for Women Peace & Security, also participates in WLPPFP.


  1. Applicants must either be a law school graduate or in their final year of law school, and must show a demonstrated commitment to advancing women’s rights throughout their careers.
  2. Early applications are encouraged.
  3. Fellowship selection will be conducted throughout the winter and early spring. 


  1. The Fellowships pay a stipend of about $60,000.
  2. The placement organizations employ the Fellows and provide standard fringe benefits, including health insurance.


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