We are happy to announce the call for applications for our “Legal Fellowship” in Nigeria.
If you interested, please read the FAQ below and send us your CV and statement of interest.
Who is eligible to apply?
The fellowship is opened to only lawyers working in any field of law in Nigeria and who want to improve their skills on L GBT issues. The fellowship is not limited to years of experience on the job.
Where is the fellowship going to take place?
The fellowship will be taking place in Nigeria
What is the commitment?
The fellows are expected to commit two- one week intensive residential training and a 12- month fellowship commitment.
What will the lawyer(s) be required to do during the 12 months?
The lawyers are required to develop initatives to support LGBT people in Nigeria by providing legal advice or/and representation.
Is it a paid fellowship or unpaid?
This fellowship is unpaid
Are the lawyers required to be full time and In-house with your organization for the 12 months or is it flexible for them to accommodate the fellowship with their regular practice?
The lawyers are not expected to work with the Bisi Alimi Foundation. The fellows will not be required to leave their job, but will be expected to be part of a group of lawyers who are vast in LGBT issues and available to support the community. The support they will provide will be pro bono and at their own discretion with support from Bisi Alimi Foundation, the fellows mentors and LGBT organisations in Nigeria
How will you support the fellows?
As part of the fellowship, the fellows will be linked with legal professionals around the world during the 12 months fellowship that will provide mentorship support. This also means the fellows will have access to global networking opportunity.