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Summer Funding Resources for Work in Any Geographic Location

NOTE:This list is updated on a rolling basis as information becomes available. Each entry includes the date on which a PSJD employee most recently checked for newer information. Outdated information up to one academic year old is left online to allow readers to plan ahead for the coming year's likely deadlines, but dates are crossed out. If you would like to update or add information from your organization, please email us at psjd@nalp.org.

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** This list includes outside funding sources for students working in unpaid public interest summer positions as well as summer internship programs at organizations that hire a set number of paid interns/fellows each summer. Please be sure to check PSJD regularly for other current paid and unpaid summer internships.

** PSJD would like to thank the following member schools for their assistance in the creation of this list of summer funding sources: American University, Washington College of Law;Boston College Law School; City University of New York Law School; Loyola University Chicago School of Law; New York University School of Law; Stanford Law School; University of California at Davis School of Law; University of San Francisco School of Law; University of Virginia School of Law; and William and Mary School of Law.

JANUARY DEADLINES

Title:
Diversity Clerkship Program, ABA Section of Business Law
Deadline:
1/8/2016
Amount:
$6,000
Brief Summary:
Encourages students to pursue business court clerkship opportunities and to consider careers in the practice of business law. During the internship, there will be both substantive programming and networking opportunities. To be eligible, students must have completed their first or second year of law school at the start of internship. The Program Objectives are: To encourage more diverse law students to apply for clerkship positions. To foster relationships between business court judges and diverse law students. To provide students with a foundation in various aspects of business law. To provide opportunities for students to meet a wide variety of lawyers who are active in the practice of business law and are members of the Business Law Section. To establish a support system for diverse students who are pursuing business court clerkship positions and a possible career in business law. Clerk Roles and Responsibilities The purpose of the Diversity Clerkship Program is to provide hands-on experience and exposure in Business Law to law students. Roles and responsibilities of selected Diversity Clerkship participants include but are not limited to the following: Researching cases Drafting memoranda and opinions Observing trials Networking with local attorneys and judges
Contact:
Contact: Stephanie Rodriguez Email: stephanie.rodriguez@americanbar.org
Last Checked On:
2/2016
Title:
Just The Beginning Foundation Summer Judicial Externship Program
Deadline:
1/11/2016
Amount:
?
Brief Summary:
For law students in the pipeline towards a legal profession, Just The Beginning Foundation offers resources and opportunities to assist students by exposing them to various legal opportunies (externships), helping to build resumes and assisting them in making the way through the job market and to the job that best suits them. Students must be available to work 35 hours per week during the Summer Externship period.
Contact:
programs@jtbf.org
Last Checked On:
2/2016
Title:
Judicial Intern Opportunity Program, ABA Section of Litigation
Deadline:
1/4/2016
Amount:
$2,000
Brief Summary:
The mission of the Judicial Intern Opportunity Program is to provide opportunities to students who are members of racial and ethnic groups that are traditionally underrepresented in the profession. The program also provides opportunities to students with disabilities, students who are economically disadvantaged, and students who identify themselves as LGBT.
Contact:
Contact: Gail Howard, Program Director Phone: 312-988-6348 Email: gail.howard@americanbar.org
Last Checked On:
2/2016
Title:
Haywood Burns Memorial Fellowship for Social and Economic Justice
Deadline:
1/11/2016
Amount:
$2,000
Brief Summary:
The Haywood Burns Fellowships are designed to encourage students to work in the National Lawyers Guild’s tradition of “peoples’ lawyering.” The program exists to help students apply their talents and skills to find creative ways to use the law to advance justice. Burns Fellowships provoke law students to challenge traditional notions of how one must practice law and to provide a summer experience that will enrich and challenge them. Fellowships may be completed with any existing organization whose mission addresses the needs of underserved individuals and groups. We encourage applicants to identify grassroots and non-traditional work opportunities for which there is a serious current societal need. This could be a small non-profit, a short-staffed community law firm, or an organizing campaign that needs legal assistance. The Haywood Burns Fellowships usually provide a rigorous legal experience as well as a political one.
Contact:
Traci Yoder National Lawyers Guild National Office 132 Nassau St, Room 922 New York, NY 10038 Email: traci@nlg.org
Last Checked On:
2/2016
Title:
Peggy Browning Fund Summer Internship
Deadline:
1/15/2016
Amount:
$5,000 (10 weeks)
Brief Summary:
Our core program is the Summer Fellowship Program, which is comprised of a 10-week fellowship during the summer months at labor-related organizations around the country. In 2016, we expect to support between 60 and 70 funded summer fellowships, plus one part-time funded School-Year Fellowship at the Chicago Newspaper Guild for 2016 - 2017. The Summer Fellowship Program provides stipends to 1st and 2nd year law students who dedicate this time to advancing the cause of workers' rights. We routinely collaborate with over 150 participating law schools and selected mentor organizations nationwide.
Contact:
Peggy Browning Fund 100 S. Broad Street Suite 1208 Philadelphia, PA 19110 Contact: Mary Anne Moffa Phone: 215-665- 6815 Fax: 215-564-2262 Email: mmoffa@peggybrowningfund.org
Last Checked On:
2/2016
Title:
AFL-CIO Law Student Union Summer (1Ls)
Deadline:
1/15/2016
Amount:
$6,000
Brief Summary:
Law Student Union Summer (LSUS) is a unique and exciting 10-week internship for first or second year law students from an accredited law school that combines front-line, labor-related public interest legal work with grassroots organizing in ongoing campaigns by AFL-CIO-affiliated unions throughout the country. In addition to legal research and writing, LSUS interns are involved in community outreach, member mobilization, corporate and other non-legal research, legislative campaigns and general litigation. Interns work on site, at locations throughout the country (not in Washington, D.C.). The weekly stipend is $600 and transportation and housing are provided. Interns are supervised by attorneys and union organizers. The program starts May 31, 2016, and runs through Aug. 5, 2016. Applicants must have a demonstrated interest in the practice of labor-related public interest law and may be first or second year students; students who have taken one or more labor law courses and who have experience in organizing and/or community activism are preferred. (See eligibility requirements at website: http://www.aflcio.org/Get-Involved/Law-Student-Union-Summer/Eligibility-and-Requirements.)
Contact:
To apply, send the following: cover letter, application, résumé, writing sample, law school transcript (may be unofficial) and complete and current contact information for three references (a combination of academic and work/internship-related references is preferred). Submit by email, facsimile, or regular mail to: FL-CIO Law Student Union Summer 815 16th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006 Phone: 202-637-5385 Fax: 202-637-5323 Email: lsus@aflcio.org
Last Checked On:
2/2016
Title:
Arthur C. Helton Fellowship Program
Deadline:
1/18/2016
Amount:
$2,000
Brief Summary:
Since its founding the Helton Fellowship Program has supported more than 80 young lawyers pursue projects on four continents, expanding the capacity of dozens of international and non-governmental organizations. Fellows undertake their projects in association with an established educational institution, international organization, governmental agency, or non-governmental organization working in areas related to international law, human rights, and humanitarian affairs. ASIL does not assist in securing organizational sponsorship for Fellows. In acknowledgement of Arthur Helton’s commitment to human rights and humanitarian affairs in the field, preferential consideration may be given to applications demonstrating a significant fieldwork component as well as those involving the human rights of refugees, internally displaced persons, and other vulnerable populations. Applications for fieldwork in the area of international criminal law and international humanitarian law are also encouraged.
Contact:
See website for application form. The American Society of International Law 2223 Massachusetts Ave, NW Washington, DC 20008 Contact: Veronica Onorevole Phone: 856-380-6810 Fax: 202-797-7133 E-mail: fellowship@asil.org
Last Checked On:
2/2016
Title:
Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area (AABA) / AABA Law Foundation
Deadline:
1/15/2016
Amount:
?
Brief Summary:
The Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area (AABA) and the AABA Law Foundation are now accepting applications for the 2016 AABA Law Foundation law student scholarships.
Contact:
P.O. Box 190517 San Francisco, CA 94119
Last Checked On:
2/2016

FEBRUARY DEADLINES

Title:
Michael Maggio Immigrants' Rights Fellowship
Deadline:
2/1/2016
Amount:
$4,000 (10 weeks)
Brief Summary:
The Fellowship awards $2,500 to a law student to work on an immigration related student-initiated project. Applicants must submit a project proposal with an organization willing to host the student for 10 weeks. The student's proposal must include a collaborative plan with the host organization to partially match the Fellowship award in the amount of $1,500. This matching may be done by either direct stipend by the host organization or through other means, e.g., law school public interest funding, independent fundraising, etc. This ensures that the student will receive a total funding in the amount of $4,000.
Contact:
Dan Kesselbrenner National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild 14 Beacon Street, #602 Boston, MA 02108 dan@nipnlg.org
Last Checked On:
2/2016
Title:
Goodwin Procter Public Interest Fellowship for Law Students of Color
Deadline:
2/19/2016
Amount:
$7,500
Brief Summary:
Fellowships will provide first year law students of color with financial awards, to help cover expenses from working in a public interest law position during the summer after the first year of law school. Eligibility: An applicant must be a full-time, currently-enrolled first year student of color who is pursuing a Juris Doctor degree at an ABA-accredited law school.
Contact:
E-mail: fellowships@goodwinprocter.com
Last Checked On:
2/2016
Title:
Williams Institute and Gleason Kettel Summer Law Fellowship
Deadline:
2/29/2016
Amount:
$5,000
Brief Summary:
The Williams Institute Summer Fellowship program provides a stipend to allow a current law student or recent law school graduate to work for a national lesbian and gay rights organization. Examples of eligible placements include the summer internship programs of Lambda Legal, ACLU Lesbian and Gay Rights Project, the National Center for Lesbian Rights, Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD), the Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law and Public Policy (as a Gleason Kettel Summer Fellow), and similar national and local organizations. During the fellowship, students work on research projects and assist with on-going lesbian and gay civil rights cases. - See more at: http://williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/summer-fellowships/#sthash.vP1JGlbu.dpuf
Contact:
Adelin Lo The Williams Institute UCLA School of Law Box 951476 Los Angeles, CA 90095-1476 Telelphone: (310) 267-4382 Fax: (310) 825-7270 By e-mail: lo@law.ucla.edu
Last Checked On:
2/2016
Title:
QLaw Sher Kung Summer Fellowship Grant Program
Deadline:
2/5/2016
Amount:
$7,500
Brief Summary:
The QLaw Foundation Sher Kung Summer Fellowship is a 10 week, full-time, paid summer opportunity for a graduate or law student working for a public interest organization serving the legal needs of the LGBTQ community or serving people living with HIV/AIDS. The selected host organization receives a summer fellow to do research, conduct outreach, provide direct client services, or work on special projects with minimal cost to the host organization beyond space, supervision, and employment taxes. In 2016, the QLaw Foundation will provide $7,500 to be paid by the organization to the student who is ultimately selected. Organizations needing assistance paying their share of the student’s employment taxes may request an additional grant to cover this cost.
Contact:
For more information, please contact grants@qlawfoundation.org.
Last Checked On:
2/2016
Title:
Rural Summer Legal Corps Program
Deadline:
2/29/2016
Amount:
$4,000
Brief Summary:
Equal Justice Works is excited to announce the Rural Summer Legal Corps program which connects public interest law students with LSC?funded civil legal aid organizations to address pressing legal issues facing rural communities. Applications must be submitted by February 29 for the 31 positions open nationwide. Participants must complete 300 hours of service by August 31, 2016 to receive their $4,000 stipend and may choose to pursue a $1,212 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award through the AmeriCorps JD program.. The Rural Summer Legal Corps program will operate between May?August 2016. Participants will begin the summer with intensive training from poverty law experts on housing, domestic violence, public benefits, migrant farmworkers, Native American, and family law. After the training, the law students will travel directly to their host site to begin their 8?10 week placement. Participants will build their legal skills in various areas, such as direct legal services, outreach and education, and capacity building. See site to apply online.
Contact:
If you have questions about Rural Summer Legal Corps, please review this website and our Frequently Asked Questions or send an email to ruralcorps@equaljusticeworks.org.
Last Checked On:
2/2016

MARCH DEADLINES

Title:
Bergstrom Child Welfare Law Fellowship
Deadline:
3/15/2016
Amount:
Living expenses during the training + travel costs to Ann Arbor and then to his or her placement or back home (up to $600)
Brief Summary:
The Bergstrom Child Welfare Law Summer Fellowship is committed to inspiring the best and brightest law students to pursue careers in child welfare law. Through the fellowship, students gain experience and insight into the field and provide much needed services to various child welfare offices specializing in representing children, parents, and social service agencies. After attending a three-day training session at the end of May at Michigan Law, fellows spend at least 10 weeks at their placements.
Contact:
Please send application materials by email as directed on the application. (On website) For more information, contact Jackie Julien at 734.763.5000 or jmjulien@umich.edu
Last Checked On:
2/2016
Title:
Property and Environment Research Center for Graduate Fellowship Program
Deadline:
3/1/2016
Amount:
$2,250 + travel expenses
Brief Summary:
PERC's fellowships for graduate students and law students offer the ideal opportunity for those who are interested in researching issues related to natural resources and the environment. Graduate fellows spend three months at PERC in Bozeman, Montana, researching and writing a paper under the supervision of a PERC senior fellow. While at PERC, fellows are required to present two workshops to outline, report on, and summarize their research findings. A paper of publishable quality is the expected result.
Contact:
2048 Analysis Drive, Suite A Bozeman, MT 59718 Phone: 406-587-9591 E-mail: perc@perc.org
Last Checked On:
2/2016
Title:
Patton Boggs Foundation Public Policy Fellowship
Deadline:
3/13/2015
Amount:
$5,000
Brief Summary:
Each year, the Program awards fellowships to exceptional first- and second-year law students who demonstrate a steadfast commitment to public service and a developed interest in public policy. These law students commit their summers to advancing public policy issues through non-profit institutions, government agencies and domestic or international organizations.
Contact:
Last Checked On:
2/2016
Title:
ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty / John J. Curtin, Jr. Legal Internship
Deadline:
3/28/2016
Amount:
$2,500
Brief Summary:
The Curtin Justice Fund Legal Internship Program is managed jointly by the ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty and the Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants. The Program will pay a $2,500 stipend to three law school students who spend the summer months working for a bar association or legal services program designed to prevent homelessness or assist homeless or indigent clients or their advocates. The Legal Internship Program will provide much-needed legal assistance to organizations serving the under-represented and give students direct experience in a public interest forum. Through this, it aims both to help homeless clients and to encourage careers in the law that further the goals of social justice. The ideal intern will have a demonstrated interest in public interest law and experience working with poor people or on issues affecting them. All law students are eligible, and first year law students are encouraged to apply. The intern must commit no less than eight continuous weeks between May 1 and October 1 to the program of his or her choice.
Contact:
Applicants must submit the application to (see website for instructions): The Curtin Internship Program American Bar Association Commission on Homelessness & Poverty 1050 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 400 Washington, DC 20036 or Email: homeless@americanbar.org
Last Checked On:
2/2016
Title:
Equal Justice America Legal Service Fellowships (Summer)
Deadline:
3/21/2016
Amount:
varies; up to $4,000 (10 weeks)
Brief Summary:
Equal Justice America has sponsored fellowships for more than 3,250 law students to work with over 400 legal services organizations across the country. Interning under the supervision of experienced attorneys, our fellowship recipients have provided crucial assistance to low-income clients struggling through the complexities of our civil justice system.
Contact:
Application materials should be emailed to: applications@equaljusticeamerica.org Cover letter and recommendation letters should be addressed to: Dan Ruben Executive Director Equal Justice America 13540 East Boundary Road Building II, Suite 204 Midlothian, VA 23112
Last Checked On:
2/2016
Title:
Frederic L Ballard Memorial Scholarship Program
Deadline:
3/11/2016
Amount:
Each scholarship will include (a) waiver of the enrollment fee to the seminar, (b) complimentary hotel lodging at the Swissotel (c) reimbursement of round-trip airfare and (d) reimbursement of ground transportation to and from the scholarship recipient’s departing airport and to and from one of the Chicago airports. Reimbursement for the items listed in clauses (c) and (d) are subject to the requirements set forth in the application.
Brief Summary:
The National Association of Bond Lawyers (“NABL”) is pleased to announce that it is once again offering up to five scholarships to law students, through the Frederic L Ballard Memorial Scholarship Program to attend its 2016 Fundamentals of Municipal Bond Law Seminar. Designed for attorneys, paralegals, government officials and employees, financial consultants and other municipal finance professionals and market participants seeking a basic knowledge of municipal bond law and related municipal finance issues, the Seminar is open to both NABL members and non-members. The seminar is May 4 - 6, 2016 at the Swissotel in Chicago, Illinois. To be a recipient of one of the five possible scholarships, an applicant must be currently enrolled in the Doctor of Jurisprudence Program or Masters of Law (LL.M.) Program at an accredited law school located within the United States of America.
Contact:
Linda Wyman, NABL Chief Operating Officer, at lwyman@nabl.org or (202) 503-3300.
Last Checked On:
2/2016
Title:
Fran Kandel Public Interest Grant
Deadline:
3/10/2016
Amount:
$5,000 maximum
Brief Summary:
The WLALA Foundation is a non-profit charitable corporation established by the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles (“WLALA”) to increase the utility of the law as an instrument of social justice. The WLALA Foundation awards the Fran Kandel Public Interest Grant (formerly known as the WLALA Foundation Public Action Grant) to law students for projects that make governmental and social institutions and agencies more accessible and responsive to members of society whose interests are not otherwise adequately recognized or asserted. Since its incorporation in 1985, the WLALA Foundation has funded projects with a strong emphasis on public service. Through its activities, the Foundation seeks to achieve three specific goals: ? Provide help to the disadvantaged by funding projects that will directly benefit the under-represented in the greater Los Angeles area; ? Educate and expose law students to legal concerns affecting the disadvantaged in areas outside of traditional legal practices; and ? Encourage the legal community's involvement in public interest law by funding students who show the capability of and commitment to assisting those in need. Recent representative grant projects have included: ? Preparation of an educational video and presentation for young women informing them of their rights to equal access to sports under Title IX; ? Preparation of a resource guide for parents and presentation regarding special education services available to children with cancer; ? Creation of a pamphlet and presentation to help families resolve student truancy citations and to provide resources regarding truancy-related issues; ? Preparation of a resource guide and presentation regarding California’s Right to Know End-of-Life Options Act and available, legal end-of-life options; ? Creation of a video to guide victims of domestic violence through the process of obtaining a restraining order pro se; ? Compilation of a resource guide for adult children caring for elderly parents in the Los Angeles area; ? Production and distribution of an easy to understand “roadmap” to assist self-represented litigants with their divorce and child custody cases in the Los Angeles Superior Court; ? Production of a “know your rights” handbook for employment discrimination issues faced by gay, lesbian and transgender individuals; ? Creation of an educational coloring book to teach children in the dependency court who lawyers are and why they have one; ? Creation of a flyer informing expecting parents about a 2003 California law permitting parents to surrender babies within three days of birth without any negative legal ramifications to the parents; ? Production of a manual informing parents of children with medically induced learning disabilities of their rights to special educational benefits under California law; ? Creation of a pamphlet entitled: “Straight Talk to Teens in Foster Care About Mental Health Options in Los Angeles County;” ? Development of a resource manual for child victims of sexual abuse; ? Preparation of materials informing AIDS-afflicted workers of their rights in the workplace; ? Production of materials to help homeless families receive Aid to Families with Dependent Children benefits to provide temporary shelter and permanent housing; ? Development of a concise Spanish-language booklet to educate Central American refugee women about their legal rights and available resources; ? Production of “know your rights” brochures in English, Spanish, and Chinese addressing the needs of, and community resources available to, immigrant and refugee battered women; and ? Production of a resource guide for domestic violence survivors. The WLALA Foundation’s Fran Kandel Public Interest Grant program enables law students to devote time to public interest projects and exposes them to legal and social concerns of disadvantaged citizens that are not ordinarily experienced in traditional law practices. The Grant program is designed not to support a summer public interest job, as worthy as one is, but rather to fund a particular project with a tangible outcome. All right, title, and interest in and to the final work product developed as a result of the WLALA Foundation’s Fran Kandel Public Interest Grant program will be held by WLALA, subject to limited rights of the law students who develop the work product.
Contact:
Questions about the WLALA Foundation’s 2016 Fran Kandel Public Interest Grant should be directed to either of the Co-Chairs of WLALA's Grant Committee: Ruth Pinkel Tel.: (213) 894-6077 ruth.pinkel@usdoj.gov Meehan Rasch Tel.: (213) 830-7317 meehan.rasch@jud.ca.gov
Last Checked On:
2/2016

APRIL DEADLINES

Title:
Pride Law Fund Fellowship
Deadline:
4/10/2015
Amount:
varies; up to $5,000
Brief Summary:
Each summer, PLF provides grants to law students doing internships at LGBT and HIV/AIDS advocacy organizations across the country. The Steven Richter Fellowship specifically funds a law student doing a summer internship focusing on HIV/AIDS advocacy.
Contact:
Pride Law Fund Summer Fellowship P.O. Box 2602 San Francisco, CA 95126-2602 Phone: 415-788-0900 Email: info@PrideLawFund.org
Last Checked On:
2/2016
Title:
Federal Communications Bar Association Foundation/ Robert E. Lee Scholarship and Internship Fund
Deadline:
4/1/2016
Amount:
$5,000
Brief Summary:
The Federal Communications Bar Association Foundation will award stipends to law students from its Chairman Robert E. Lee Scholarship and Internship Fund. The program provides stipends of up to $5,000 to outstanding law students employed as unpaid summer interns in positions with the FCC and other Federal, state, and local government agencies with a connection to the communications industry (i.e., broadcasting, cable television, telephony, satellite, wireless, and information technology). To the extent a recipient receives funding from other sources (e.g., school) for the unpaid internship, the FCBA Foundation’s general policy is to adjust its stipend award so that a recipient’s total funding for the internship does not exceed $7,000. In addition, the Foundation will select one outstanding intern among those chosen to receive an additional stipend for the summer—the “Max Paglin Award.” Mr. Paglin was the former General Counsel and Executive Director of the FCC, and the founder of the Golden Jubilee Commission on Telecommunications, which compiled a definitive legislative history of the Communications Act. Students must be enrolled in an ABA accredited law school, in good academic standing, and have a pending or accepted application for an unpaid internship with a local, state or federal government entity. Students will be selected on the basis of: Financial Need – 30 points Essays – 30 points Academic merit – 20 points Nature of the work – 10 points Resume and Recommendations – 10 points
Contact:
Applications should be submitted online at: https://fcbafoundation.awardspring.com/ If you have any questions about the application, please contact the FCBA offices at 202-293-4000 or by email at starsha@fcba.org.
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2/2016
Title:
J.W. Saxe Memorial Fund
Deadline:
4/1/2015
Amount:
Please note that the J.W. Saxe Fund is no longer accepting grant applications as all existing grant funds have been awarded to grantees. We will update this page with application information if future funding becomes available. If you have questions, please contact us at cpic.harvard@gmail.com.
Brief Summary:
The J.W. Saxe Memorial Fund is a prize, typically up to two thousand dollars awarded annually based on need, to one or more college or university students in the United States involved in public service. The award enables students to gain practical experience in public service by taking a no-pay or low-pay job or internship during a summer or other term. Preference will be given to applicants who have already identified a position or project, but who require additional funds.
Contact:
All inquiries should be addressed to Travis Lovett, Director of CPIC at info@jwsaxefund.org.
Last Checked On:
2/2016
Title:
FCBA Law School Scholarship Program
Deadline:
4/1/2016
Amount:
$2,500 - $5,000
Brief Summary:
The FCBA Foundation is gearing up for its 2016 Law School Scholarship Program, which provides financial assistance to rising second or third year students currently enrolled in accredited law schools in the United States who have a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in communications law. The scholarships range from $2,500 – $5,000 each, and will be payable to the applicable law school in one lump sum to help the student with tuition or other education-related expenses.This is both a merit and needs-based scholarship. Applicants must demonstrate strength of character, superior academic achievement, and a strong interest in pursuing a career in communications law. Applicants will be selected on the basis of: (1) a demonstrated interest in the communications law field; (2) dependence on financial assistance in order to attend law school; and (3) their law school record.
Contact:
The Foundation has moved to a web-based application that will enable interested students to apply for a scholarship online. The online application will be available by early February at: https://fcbafoundation.awardspring.com. If you have any questions about the application, please contact the FCBA offices at 202-293-4000 or by email at starsha@fcba.org.
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2/2016
Title:
Robert Masur Fellowship in Civil Liberties, The Nation Institute
Deadline:
4/15/2015
Amount:
?
Brief Summary:
The fellowship competition is open to first-year law students who intend to carry out significant activities during the summer (in between their first and second year) in the areas of civil rights and/or civil liberties. Proposed activities may include a writing or research project, work with a public interest organization in the areas of civil rights or civil liberties, work on a civil rights or civil liberties law case under the supervision of a faculty member or lawyer, or any other work in the areas of civil rights or civil liberties.
Contact:
For more information, email annelise@nationinstitute.org.
Last Checked On:
2/2016
Title:
Ms. JD Public Interest Scholarship
Deadline:
4/17/2015
Amount:
$500
Brief Summary:
Five winners will receive a $500 scholarship to support their continued commitment to public interest work this summer. Ms. JD is thrilled to continue our annual support of women pursuing public interest careers, as part of our ongoing efforts to support mentoring and career development at home and abroad. Winners will post on the blog each month this summer to start a discussion about the unique role of women public interest attorneys in the profession. Women law students entering their second or third year at an accredited U.S. law school and working the summer of 2014 at least 35 hours per week for a minimum of 6 weeks at a government agency or nonprofit organization are eligible to apply. Unpaid judicial externs also qualify for these scholarships. Students need not have a placement at the time of their application, but must send an offer letter to Ms. JD by the beginning of the summer.
Contact:
Applicants are asked to post their essays directly to the Ms. JD blog. In 1,000 words or less, applicants should respond to the following prompt: "Ms. JD is focused this year on how we can all be Stronger Together. What does being Stronger Together mean to you in the public interest context? What does it mean for your public interest pursuits?" Use your Ms. JD account to post your response to the blog. If you do not yet have an account, register for one here: http://ms-jd.org/profile/register. In addition to posting your essay directly to the blog, please send your essay and a resume as attachments to publicinterest@ms-jd.org. Please include your name and Ms. JD account ID at the top of your attached essay. We also ask that you provide us with information regarding your anticipated summer employer and any sources of summer funding you will be receiving.
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2/2016
Title:
Advancement of Animal Law Scholarship
Deadline:
4/1/2016
Amount:
$5,000 each for three first place recipients, and $1,000 each to the second place recipients. (Note: the number of second place recipients is indeterminate and may vary from year to year.)
Brief Summary:
Applicants should be committed to the advancement of animal law through active involvement with their SALDF chapter while in law school and anticipated participation in the field after graduation. A secondary goal of the scholarship is to ensure the recipient’s chapter will remain active and maintain engaged leadership. Therefore, scholarship recipients are encouraged to act as a SALDF advisor to their chapter for up to two years after graduation; this mentorship will help ensure continuity of the chapter and contribute to its ongoing vitality.
Contact:
npallotta@aldf.org, Animal Legal Defense Fund, Attn: Nicole Pallotta, 919 SW Taylor, 4th Floor, Portland, OR 97205
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2/2016
Title:
American Association Of Law Libraries Educational Scholarships
Deadline:
4/1/2016
Amount:
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Brief Summary:
Educational scholarships are available from AALL to assist individuals studying to become law librarians with their educational expenses. Candidates may apply for more than one scholarship where appropriate. The following AALL Educational Scholarships are available each Spring. All scholarship materials must be received by April 1 in order to be considered by the Scholarship Awards Jury. Scholarship for those seeking a Dual JD/MLIS Degree. Awarded to a college graduate working toward a dual degree in an accredited law school and library school with the intention of having a career as a law librarian. Preference given to members of AALL, but scholarships are not restricted to members. Evidence of financial need must be submitted. Law School Scholarship for those with a Library Degree. Awarded to a library school graduate working toward a degree in an accredited law school with the intention of having a career as a law librarian, who has meaningful law library experience and has no more than 36 semester (54 quarter) credit hours remaining before qualifying for the law degree. Preference given to members of AALL, but scholarships are not restricted to members. Evidence of financial need must be submitted. Library School Scholarship for those with a Law Degree. Awarded to a law school graduate working towards a degree in an accredited library school with the intention of having a career as a law librarian. Preference is given to AALL members, but scholarships are not restricted to members. Preference in selection is given to persons with meaningful law library experience. Evidence of financial need must be submitted. Library School Scholarship for those without a Law Degree. Awarded to a college graduate with meaningful law library experience who is a degree candidate in an accredited library school with the intention of having a career as a law librarian. Preference is given to members of AALL, but scholarships are not restricted to members. Preference is given to applicants working for degrees with emphasis on courses in law librarianship. Evidence of financial need must be submitted. Scholarship for Library School Grads Seeking a Non-Law Degree. Awarded to library school graduates who are degree candidates in an area, other than law, which will be beneficial to the development of a professional career in law librarianship and who intend to have a career as a law librarian. Scholarship restricted to members of AALL. Evidence of financial need must be submitted. Scholarship for Continuing Professional Education Classes. Awarded to law librarians with a degree from an accredited library or law school who are registrants in continuing education courses related to law librarianship. See site for applications.
Contact:
Any additional questions about AALL, careers in law librarianship, or these scholarship opportunities, please e?mail Louis M. Rosen at lrosen@barry.edu.
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2/2016

OCTOBER DEADLINES

Title:
AFL-CIO Law Student Union Summer (2Ls)
Deadline:
10/19/2015
Amount:
$6000
Brief Summary:
Law Student Union Summer (LSUS) is a unique and exciting 10-week internship for first or second year law students from an accredited law school that combines front-line, labor-related public interest legal work with grassroots organizing in ongoing campaigns by AFL-CIO-affiliated unions throughout the country. In addition to legal research and writing, LSUS interns are involved in community outreach, member mobilization, corporate and other non-legal research, legislative campaigns and general litigation. Interns work on site, at locations throughout the country (not in Washington, D.C.). The weekly stipend is $600 and transportation and housing are provided. Interns are supervised by attorneys and union organizers. The program starts May 31, 2016, and runs through Aug. 5, 2016. Applicants must have a demonstrated interest in the practice of labor-related public interest law and may be first or second year students; students who have taken one or more labor law courses and who have experience in organizing and/or community activism are preferred. (See eligibility requirements at website: http://www.aflcio.org/Get-Involved/Law-Student-Union-Summer/Eligibility-and-Requirements.)
Contact:
To apply, send the following: cover letter, application, résumé, writing sample, law school transcript (may be unofficial) and complete and current contact information for three references (a combination of academic and work/internship-related references is preferred). Submit by email, facsimile, or regular mail to: FL-CIO Law Student Union Summer 815 16th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006 Phone: 202-637-5385 Fax: 202-637-5323 Email: lsus@aflcio.org
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2/2016

NOVEMBER DEADLINES

Title:
Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies
Deadline:
11/2/2015
Amount:
$10,000
Brief Summary:
This scholarship seeks to recognize and support the efforts of graduate and/or law students dedicated to improving the lives of workers, by awarding up to five $10,000 scholarships annually. For those who don't know, Michael spent 25 years, nearly his entire professional career, with the MLBPA working in support of the Players ? past, present and future. Despite being diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor in August of 2012, Michael waged an inspiring battle against his disease as he continued to work on behalf of the Players right up to the time of his passing in November of 2013, at the age of 51. To be eligible for an award, individuals must be graduate or law students enrolled in an accredited educational institution in the United States or Canada and must have a demonstrated interest in, and wish to make a career out of, working in the labor movement and on behalf of workers' rights. To receive an award, eligible candidates must meet a combination of criteria identified below: • A superior academic record • Demonstrated commitment to the labor movement • A strong recommendation from an academic or a labor/workers' rights practitioner • Excellent written and oral communication skills Preference will be given to those who can demonstrate financial need through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) scores or otherwise.
Contact:
Major League Baseball Player's Trust 12 East 49th St 24th Floor New York, NY 10017 212.826.0809 888.714.0755 Contact: Hillary Email: playerstrust@mlbpa.org
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2/2016

DECEMBER DEADLINES

Title:
Blakemore Foundation - Blakemore Freeman Fellowships for Advanced Asian Language Study
Deadline:
12/30/2015
Amount:
Varies
Brief Summary:
The Blakemore Freeman Fellowships fund an academic year of advanced language study abroad of Chinese, Japanese, Korean and selected Southeast Asian languages. Since 1990, the Foundation has awarded over $14 million in language grants to individuals using an East or Southeast Asian language in their careers. Superior candidates pursuing careers in fields such as STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), international business, accounting, law, medicine, journalism, architecture, teaching, social or NGO work, government service, and academia are encouraged to apply. An applicant must have (at minimum) a bachelor's degree and have completed at least three years of study of the language at the college level by the start of the grant. Blakemore Refresher Grants provide individuals in mid-career an opportunity to refresh their advanced Asian language skills by attending a full-time language program for a summer or semester.
Contact:
The Blakemore Foundation 1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900 Seattle, WA 98101-3099 blakemorefoundation@gmail.com Eugene H. Lee, Trustee Cathy Scheibner, Executive Assistant (206) 359-8778 phone (206) 359-9778 fax
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2/2016

ROLLING DEADLINES

Title:
AmeriCorps JD - Eli Segal AmeriCorps Education Award
Deadline:
Rolling
Amount:
$1,212
Brief Summary:
The Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps JD program operates on a rolling admission basis. Regardless of when they begin, accepted members must complete the required 300 hours of service by August 31 in order to receive the Eli Segal Education award valued at $1,212. This award can be applied toward student loans or tuition, but please note that this award is not a cash stipend. AmeriCorps JD Members must adhere to strict guidelines regarding outside funding. Host Organization Resources If searching for a host organization, organizations working in 2015 priority areas will provide applicants a starting place for potential host sites in their community. Equal Justice Works suggests looking at postings on PSJD or Idealist, or directly contacting the organization's offices to ask if they need help for the fall, spring, or summer. To participate in AmeriCorps JD: - You must be a current law student at a qualifying organization - You must not receive compensation for more than $4,300 for the same service - You must not receive school credit for the same service - You must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national or lawful permanent resident (e.g. green card) and pass a criminal background check, including an FBI fingerprint check (though applicants are not disqualified for most criminal records). Rolling Fall Start: October 30, 2015 Priority Winter Start: February 29, 2016 Priority Summer Start: April 15, 2016 Priority June 3, 2016: Last Call for Applications
Contact:
1730 M St., NW, Ste. 1010 Washington, DC 20036-4511 (202) 466-3686 americorpsjd@equaljusticeworks.org
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2/2016
Title:
Google Policy Fellowship
Deadline:
Rolling
Amount:
$7,500 (10-12 weeks)
Brief Summary:
The Google Policy Fellowship program offers undergraduate, graduate, and law students interested in Internet and technology policy the opportunity to spend the summer contributing to the public dialogue on these issues, and exploring future academic and professional interests. Fellows will have the opportunity to work at public interest organizations at the forefront of debates on broadband and access policy, content regulation, copyright and creativity, consumer privacy, open government, government surveillance, data security, data innovation, free expression and more. Please see individual host organizations for more information about the program timeline.
Contact:
You can reach Google Policy Fellowship team at policyfellows@google.com.
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2/2016
Title:
Equal Justice America Legal Service Fellowships (Fall)
Deadline:
Rolling
Amount:
Up to $1500
Brief Summary:
Equal Justice America is pleased to offer $1,500 fellowships to students at the law schools listed below who work during the Fall 2015 semester for organizations providing direct civil legal assistance for the poor. Click here to view Law Schools where EJA Fellowships are offered.
Contact:
Mail, e-mail or fax applications to Equal Justice America. Equal Justice America, Building II - Suite 204, 13540 East Boundary Road, Midlothian, VA 23112 phone: (804) 744-4200 fax: (804) 744-6789 email: info@equaljusticeamerica.org
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2/2016
Title:
Equal Justice America Legal Service Fellowships (Spring)
Deadline:
Rolling
Amount:
Up to $1500
Brief Summary:
Equal Justice America is pleased to offer $1,500 fellowships to students at the law schools listed below who work during the Fall 2015 semester for organizations providing direct civil legal assistance for the poor. Click here to view Law Schools where EJA Fellowships are offered.
Contact:
Mail, e-mail or fax applications to Equal Justice America. Equal Justice America, Building II - Suite 204, 13540 East Boundary Road, Midlothian, VA 23112 phone: (804) 744-4200 fax: (804) 744-6789 email: info@equaljusticeamerica.org
Last Checked On:
2/2016

Category: Funding Sources

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