International Legal Fellow (Fellowship Sponsor—Fall 2019)

Women Enabled International (WEI) is now accepting applications for an externally funded legal fellow to support our international legal work beginning Fall 2019 to be based in either Washington, D.C. or New York City.

Fellows will work on a variety of projects to advance the rights of women and girls with disabilities worldwide, including:

  • Undertaking research on international and regional human rights law;
  • Developing and facilitating trainings to strengthen international and regional human rights advocacy and engagement by women with disabilities;
  • Researching and writing fact sheets, briefing papers, and other publications on human rights issues impacting women and girls with disabilities;
  • Drafting submissions to UN human rights mechanisms; and
  • Representing WEI at meetings and conferences.

We would consider assisting the right candidate to develop a fellowship proposal for externally funded project-based fellowships.


Eligible candidates will have a degree in law and knowledge of international human rights law. Experience working on, and commitment to, women’s rights and/or disability rights is preferred. Candidates should be capable of complex legal research and analysis and should possess high quality writing, editing, and advocacy skills. Some international travel may be required.


This is an externally funded fellowship, so compensation is set by the terms of the sponsor and not WEI.

Duration of the Position:

The duration of externally funded fellowships is set by the terms of the sponsor. WEI prefers applications from fellows who can commit to at least one year but may consider a shorter duration.

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume, unedited writing sample, and contact information for three references to Please reference “International Legal Fellowship—Fall 2019” in the subject line of your email. We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis.

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About Women Enabled International
WEI works at the intersection of women's rights and disability rights to advance the rights of women and girls with disabilities around the world. Working in collaboration with women with disabilities rights organizations and women's rights organizations, WEI fosters cooperation across movements to increase international attention to and strengthen human rights standards on issues such as violence against women, sexual and reproductive health and rights, access to justice, education, legal capacity, and humanitarian emergencies.

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