The Supreme Court Fellows Commission is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 Supreme Court Fellows Program.  Each year, the Commission selects four talented individuals to engage for one year in the work of the Supreme Court of the United States, the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, the Federal Judicial Center, or the United States Sentencing Commission. Through hands-on participation, fellows gain unique insight into the challenges of federal court management. The Commission is especially interested in applicants who are completing a judicial clerkship and are interested in broadening their understanding of the judicial system through exposure to federal court administration. Supreme Court Fellows become employees of the federal court system and receive salaries equivalent to GS-12/1 of the government pay scale. Fellows are eligible for health, life insurance, and other benefits programs offered to federal employees.

Applications may be submitted online at or mailed to:


Administrative Director

Supreme Court Fellows Program

Room 5

Supreme Court of the United States

Washington, D.C. 20543


All applications must be submitted online or postmarked by the Friday, November 14, 2014, deadline.

A complete application includes the following:

  1.     a candidate information form
  2.     a résumé highlighting academic, professional and personal achievements
  3.     an original research proposal on a legal topic of scholarly interest;
  4.     two candidate evaluation forms mailed directly to the Program

For more information, please visit  And for questions, contact Program staff at [email protected] or (202) 479-3415.


A PDF outlining the program can also be found here.