Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Polikoff-Gautreaux Fellowship

Business and Professional People for the Public Interest (BPI), a Chicago-based not-for-profit law and policy center, seeks a recent law or public policy graduate to serve as the Polikoff-Gautreaux Fellow for one year, renewable for a second, beginning in Summer or Fall 2012.

The Polikoff-Gautreaux Fellowship offers the opportunity for recent law school or public policy school graduates to develop the experience, skills and network critical to a rewarding career in public interest advocacy. Fellows have gone on to become the Executive Director of a non-profit
organization that serves youth interests, to practice affordable housing law, to accept a full-time staff position with BPI and more.

Founded in 1969, BPI is dedicated to addressing compelling issues of social justice and to enhancing the quality of life for all people living in the Chicago region. Currently, BPI works to increase the availability of affordable housing for working families, transform segregated public housing, improve Chicago's public schools, and advocate for reforms that will foster more open, honest, and accountable government in Illinois. BPI’s staff of lawyers and policy specialists uses a variety of approaches, including litigation, policy research and advocacy, community organizing, and collaboration with civic, business, and community organizations.

Application instructions can be found on Symplicity. The Deadline is October 14th.