Student Fellows

The Government Justice Center (GJC) is looking for talented undergraduate and graduate students for our Student Fellow Program in Albany, NY. A student fellowship at GJC provides a unique work experience at a leading state-based think tank.

The Government Justice Center is an independent, not-for-profit legal center that provides pro-bono representation and legal services to protect the rights of New Yorkers in the face of improper action by state or local governments.

Student fellows are part of the team and work closely with full-time staff. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to legal research, data analysis and original writing. Fellows are matched according to GJC’s needs, the applicant’s past experience and their interests.

Those wishing to apply should send the following application materials in one PDF file:

  • a 500 to 700 word autobiography, including the student’s education, work, other activities and future goals as they relate to an internship at GJC;
  • a current resume;
  • a recommendation from a former employer or teacher; and
  • a writing sample.

Complete applications should be sent as one PDF document in an email with the subject ‘Student Fellow Program Application’ to Info@Steadfast.US.

Fall and Spring fellows are part-time for a minimum of 15 hours a week. Summer fellows are full-time for 10-12 weeks and adjustable to the student’s schedule. Applications may be considered on a rolling basis, but students should consider the following schedule:

  • Summer 2022 applications are due by May 13, 2022.
  • Fall 2022 applications are due by August 5, 2022.
  • Spring 2023 applications are due by December 9, 2022.

Student fellows interested in relocating to Albany for their internship might want to utilize the following resource: University Heights College Suites (

While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in the Student Fellow Program, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview.