Wayne Morse Center Fellowship

2019-20 Wayne Morse Law Fellows Program

The UO’s Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics is offering six paid full-time, 10-week summer fellowships for Oregon Law 1Ls and 2Ls to do legal work in the Washington, DC, offices of Oregon members of Congress or in government agencies or nonprofit organizations in DC and Oregon.

The summer jobs have different fellowship titles, deadlines, pay scales and locations (see below), but each student that secures one of the summer fellowships is considered a Wayne Morse Law Fellow and will be a part of the Wayne Morse Law Fellow program during the 2019-20 academic year.

Successful applicants will attend an orientation lunch at the law school in April.

Upon their return to Eugene, fellows will attend a debrief lunch and will submit short reports on the legal work they performed and the quality of their placements. Host sites will also complete an evaluation of the work of the fellow.

During the academic year after their summer fellowship, Law Fellows will participate in the life of the Wayne Morse Center. This will include volunteering to help staff at least four public events over the course of the academic year, participating in optional lunches with interesting speakers, and having access to one-on-one mentoring.

Summer Placements and application deadlines

You may apply for more than one

Wayne Morse Legal Fellow in Senator Wyden’s Washington, DC, Office

Award Amount

$8,750 for 10 weeks. Important: The Fellow will be on the Senator’s payroll and will be paid on the 5th and 20th of each month once the Fellow has started work. That pay is taxable income.

How to Apply

Upload a cover letter, resume, and references for approval through Symplicity Documents by Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at 5:00 p.m.  After documents are approved, apply through Symplicity by Thursday, January 17, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. (See Symplicity Job ID 25113.) On-campus interviews with Senator Wyden’s State Director will take place the last week of January or first week of February.


Wayne Morse Legal Fellow in Rep. Walden’s Washington, DC, Office

Award Amount

$6,500 for 10 weeks.

How to Apply

Email as a single PDF a cover letter, resume, transcript and list of three references to Rebecca Flynn by 5 pm on Wednesday, January 23, 2019. Interviews of selected applicants will be held in Knight Law Center during the week of February 11. Symplicity Job ID 25442.


Wayne Morse Legal Fellow in Rep. Blumenauer’s Washington, DC, Office

Award Amount

$6,500 for 10 weeks.

How to Apply

Email as a single PDF a cover letter, resume, transcript and list of three references to Rebecca Flynn by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 23, 2019. Interviews of selected applicants will be held in Knight Law Center during the week of February 11. Symplicity Job ID  25520.


Wayne Morse Environmental Law Fellow, Washington, DC, or DC area

Award Amount

$6,500 for 10 weeks

How to Apply

Upload a cover letter, resume, and references for approval through Symplicity Documents by Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at 5:00 p.m.  After documents are approved, apply through Symplicity by Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 5pm. (See Symplicity Job ID  25154.) On-campus interviews will take place on January 28 or 29, 2019.


Wayne Morse Environmental Law Fellow, Portland or Salem (two available)

Award Amount

$5,500 for 10 weeks

How to Apply

Email as a single PDF a cover letter, resume, transcript and list of three references to Rebecca Flynn  by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 23, 2019. Interviews of selected applicants will be held in Knight Law Center during the week of February 11. Symplicity Job ID 25522.

If you have questions, please contact Rebecca Flynn  or 541-346-3700.