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2023 Environmental Justice Fellowship for African Professionals

The EJ Legal Fellowship offers an exciting opportunity to two young, up-and-coming professionals who are passionate about supporting communities in securing rights to their lands, resources and knowledge.

The legal fellows will be introduced to a broad spectrum of issues within environmental and human rights law and provided hands-on experience and training in research, legal empowerment, data collection and analysis, public interest litigation, analysis of laws and regulations, and advocacy.


  • A Bachelor of Laws degree
  • Fluency in English for the locations in South Africa and Kenya, and Fluency in French for the location in Senegal
  • Ability to engage in research, draft reports and legal documents
  • Excellent writing skills with the ability to critically analyze relevant environmental laws and policy issues
  • A passion for learning and a commitment to environmental justice
  • Ability to work productively and to deadlines
  • Reliability and attention to detail
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team member
  • A willingness to travel on a regular basis on short notice and sometimes for extended periods
  • An awareness of and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations
  • Committed to continuous learning and to self-development with a focus on professionally promoting organizational interests, objectives and values

Eligible Countries:

  • – 1 position in the East African Hub in Kenya (Nairobi)
  • – 1 position in the Western African Hub in Senegal (Dakar)
  • – 1 position in the Southern African Hub in South Africa (Cape Town)
  • – 1 position in the Core Team of Natural Justice either in Nairobi, Cape Town or Johannesburg

Type: Fellowship

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: A modest salary will be offered.

Duration of Programme: The Fellowship will be for a period of around 12 months full-time. Successful applicants will be required to begin immediately.

Method of Application: 

1) A cover letter that indicates: a) why you believe environmental and climate justice is important in Africa, and b) why you’re interested in the EJ Legal Fellowship c) which location you are applying for;

2) A detailed CV with three references; and

3) One sample of your written work (for example, articles or research reports written by you (not jointly written or edited by other people)

Application Deadline: 19th September 2022 at 5:30pm East African Time

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