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, Justice Catalyst Fellowships, and independent opportunities provided by academic institutions. We have also hosted Fulbright students or scholars conducting research relevant to 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 join a dynamic team supporting the transnational migrant workers’ rights movement, and will work closely with CDM’s Legal Director and staff in all aspects of our work on behalf of migrant workers. Fellows are located in either Mexico City or Baltimore, Maryland.
Please click on each fellowship title to download the corresponding announcement.