Kohn Memorial Fellowship

Boston, Massachusetts (US)
03 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
01 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

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.

Salary $55,000/year plus benefits and a moving stipend.

Please submit:

  • your resume;
  • transcript (all academic and co-op evaluations);
  • three references (their names, contact information, and 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.

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