Young Professionals Programmefor Legal Empowerment

A group of about six to eight young legal professionals will be placed for minimum period of one year in the field areas where CSJ is implementing its programmes. A learning/performance road map will be developed jointly with the selected candidates. Each individual will spend two-three weeks every month in the field areas and the remaining time will be dedicated towards reflections, writing, inputs and capacity building.


The Programme is open to young law graduates/legal professionals who wishto pursue a career in the field of human rights as lawyers, practitioners, researchers or academics. A willingness to engage with field realities, to live in challenging conditions, and travel extensively are pre-requisites for every candidate. Candidates must above all display a strong drive, motivation and commitment towards working for social change.

A fellowship of Rs. 25,000 per month will be paid to the selected candidates. Please note that an engagement for a minimum period of one year is mandatory for all those selected to the Programme.

Candidates interested in applying to the Programme must send in the following in their application:
a)personal statement of purpose detailing the candidates motivations and reasons for applying to the Programme. Candidates must also be clear about their areas of interest and expectations from the Programme.
b)updated CV along with details of any similar prior work experience. Applications containing the above mentioned documents should be sent to ypple.csj@gmail.comnot later than 25thMay 2014. Candidates shortlisted for the second round will be contacted for an interview.

brochure  Young Professionals Programme for Legal Empowerment


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