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Kohn Memorial Fellowship

Apply now Job no: 502707
Position Type: Staff
Location: Boston Main Campus, Washington, DC Campus
Categories: School of Law

About Northeastern:

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and a world leader in experiential learning. The same commitment to connecting with the world drives our use-inspired research enterprise. The university offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Our campuses in Charlotte, N.C., San Francisco, Seattle, and Toronto are regional platforms for undergraduate and graduate learning and collaborative research. Northeastern pursues advanced research in security and materials at the Innovation Campus in Burlington, Massachusetts, and in coastal sustainability at the Marine Science Center in Nahant, Massachusetts.

About the Opportunity:

Estelle S. Kohn was the Deputy Director of the National Whistleblower  Center and the Whistleblower Legal Defense Fund. Until her death in 2013, Ms. Kohn managed the Center's highly successful student internship program, which annually provided invaluable training and experience in public interest law to more than fifty students. Her students provided legal help to hundreds of whistleblowers, including FBI crime lab whistleblower Dr. Frederic Whitehurst, UBS bank whistleblower Bradley Birkenfeld, the Army Corps of Engineers whistleblower Bunny Greenhouse, White House whistleblower Linda Tripp and numerous whistleblowers who exposed massive Swiss banking frauds. The Estelle S. Kohn Memorial Fellowship was established in memory of Estelle S. Kohn to continue the legacy of her work and spirit. It funds one Northeastern University law school graduate for a one-year fellowship position who will work at a designated employer specializing in legal issues in the area of Whistleblower Law.




Must be a member of NUSL's Class of 2018-2019 or 2019-2020.


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Additional Information:

Please contact Siri Nelson at with any questions about this position.

Please submit:

•Your resume

•Transcript (all academic and co-op evaluations)

•Three references (their names, contact information, and their relationship to you) *Please include one faculty member)

•Cover letter addressed to Members of the Estelle S. Kohn Fellowship Committee. The cover letter should describe your interest in whistleblower law, your professional goals, how the fellowship matches your goals and what relevant skills and experiences you would bring to the fellowship.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff.  Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. 

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other  characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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