Join Level’s new Social Justice Fellowship Program!
Level is looking for a passionate and dedicated social justice champions to become Social Justice Fellows across the country. Level’s new Social Justice Fellowship Program provides an exciting opportunity for law students interested in public interest and social justice careers. Explore issues important to you, develop your leadership and activism, and become a better social justice advocate.
If you are eager to tackle injustice and change the world for the better, than this opportunity is for you!
Position: Social Justice Fellow
Term: September 2022 – April 2023
Location: Law Schools Across Canada
Level is a Canadian charitable organization on a mission to level barriers to justice by disrupting prejudice, building empathy, and advancing human rights. We pursue our mission through youth outreach, public legal education initiatives, human rights research and events, and through specialized mentorship programs.
Since 2005, Level’s programming has motivated tomorrow’s lawyers, leaders and change-makers to champion social justice causes and make positive contributions to their communities. With social consciousness and student empowerment at the heart of these initiatives, students are encouraged to think critically and assess how their unique set of skills can be used to better the world around them.
What is a Social Justice Fellow?
Level's Social Justice Fellows ("Fellows") are Level's representatives and ambassadors to their respective law schools. Their main obligation is to promote Level's mandate within their law school communities. This is done through connecting with fellow law students, executing long-term projects, and raising awareness about social justice issues.
Level will be appointing two Fellows per law school who will be working together throughout the program.
What is the Social Justice Fellowship Program?
The Social Justice Fellowship Program provides Fellows with a stipend, funding, and other resources to accomplish one social justice focused project throughout the school year. The Fellows will also be provided with training and guidance throughout the program to develop their advocacy skills in order to pursue progressive legal careers in the future. Fellows will be able to:
1) *Attend a day of virtual training workshops at the beginning of the Fellowship to prepare for the upcoming school year.
2) Conduct research and choose a social justice issue to be their Social Justice Theme ("Theme") for the duration of the fellowship. This Theme will form the basis of the Project.
3) Plan and execute one Social Justice Project that raises awareness and/or addresses the Social Justice Theme they have chosen in a meaningful way.
4) Get trained and certified to deliver Level’s Empathy Workshop to legal and non-legal professionals in their community.
*Training will take place virtually on September 24th, 2022. Attendance is mandatory and Fellows must be free to participate on the day.
Level is looking to appoint 2 Fellows for each Canadian law school. To apply, please email us with the following:
1) Cover letter explaining (a) why you are interested in the Fellowship and (b) your experience in the social justice sector; and
Please save the file as your [Last Name]_[First Name]_[LevelJustice].pdf
Submit your application to Fatima Ahmed, Social Justice Program Manager, at [email protected] by the extended deadline of Thursday September 22, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. EST. You will be notified if you are selected by email.
NOTE: Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only candidates appointed as Fellows will be contacted.