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Summer Funding Resources for Work in Specific Geographical Regions

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 Outdated information up to one academic year old is left online to allow readers to plan ahead for the coming year's likely deadlines, but dates are crossed out.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:
McCleary Law Fellows Program (2L Deadline)
Deadline:
1/6/2015
Amount:
Varies (11 weeks)
Brief Summary:
Law Fellows work with HRC attorneys, outside counsel with major national law firms, lobbyists, organizational allies and congressional and White House staff members on legislative, regulatory and internal corporate matters. Practice areas include constitutional, contract, criminal, education, employment, disability, family, benefits, tax, health care, immigration, intellectual property, media, military and real estate law. 1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls and LL.M. candidates are eligible. To apply, send cover letter, resume, brief legal writing sample (five pages or less), two references and law school transcript.
Contact:
Submit application materials to Ty Cobb, Senior Legislative Counsel, at lawfellowship@hrc.org.
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11/2014
Title:
Janet Steiger Fellowship
Deadline:
1/12/2015
Amount:
$6,000 (8 weeks)
Brief Summary:
Each Fellowship is part of the Consumer Protection Outreach Initiative of the ABA Section of Antitrust Law. Students will be placed in the Consumer Protection Departments of each state office and more than 50% of each student’s time will be devoted to consumer protection matters. The remainder of each student’s time, at the option of each state, may be devoted to antitrust matters.
Contact:
Questions about the Project can be directed to the Section’s Office at ABASteigerFellowship@americanbar.org.
Last Checked On:
11/2014
Title:
Rappaport Honors Program in Law and Public Policy
Deadline:
1/16/2015
Amount:
$7000 (10 weeks)
Brief Summary:
Graduate-level students who will continue with their studies in the 2015-16 academic year at local universities, including Harvard University, MIT, Boston University, Suffolk University, Northeastern University, UMass Boston, Brandeis, and Tufts University, who are studying in programs with public-policy implications for the Greater Boston metropolitan area or the Commonwealth of Massachusetts are eligible for our program.
Contact:
Fellowship Application Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston Kennedy School of Government 79 John F. Kennedy Street Cambridge, MA 02138
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11/2014
Title:
Oregon State Bar - New Tax Lawyer Committee Public Interest Stipend
Deadline:
1/30/2015
Amount:
$4,500 (12 weeks OR 13 weeks for the Oregon Tax Court)
Brief Summary:
The OSB Taxation Section and the New Tax Lawyer Committee (NTLC) seek to advance public service efforts in tax law through funding a public interest stipend for J.D. and LL.M students interested in public service with a focus in tax law. This Section will prioritize applicants who intend to practice law in Oregon and become active members in the OSB Taxation Section upon completion of their J.D. and LL.M degrees.
Contact:
Contact Kate Jones, 503-620-0222, jones.kate@morley.com
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11/2014
Title:
Pennsylvania Legal Aid, Inc. - Martin Luther King Internship and Fellowship Program
Deadline:
1/31/2015
Amount:
?
Brief Summary:
10 paid internships are awarded each summer to law students to participate in legal services work over the traditional 10 week summer internship period. Summer internships are available throughout the PLAN during the summer months for first and second year law students who are social justice oriented and desire an opportunity to make a difference.
Contact:
For additional information about the summer internship or fellowship program contact Cynthia Newcomer Chief Administrative Officer: 1-800-322-7572, ext. 216 cnewcomer@palegalaid.net
Last Checked On:
11/2014

FEBRUARY DEADLINES

Title:
District of Texas Blask Fellowship Grants
Deadline:
2/14/2014
Amount:
varies; up to $2,000
Brief Summary:
Grants up to $2,000 are available for a limited number of law students who serve as legal interns for a minimum of six weeks during the summer of 2015 in the offices of a federal court or agency located within the Southern District of Texas.
Contact:
Interested in applying for a future Blask Fellowship Grant? Contact David Isaak.
Last Checked On:
11/2014
Title:
San Francisco La Raza Lawyers Association (SFLRLA) & Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (BALIF) Public Interest Law Fellowship (Round 1)
Deadline:
2/28/2014
Amount:
varies; up to $5,000
Brief Summary:
Our SFLRLA Public Interest Law Fellowship is designed to provide financial assistance to law students with significant financial need, who are working with Bay Area community-based legal service providers to enhance the delivery of legal services to the Latino community. Fellowships will be awarded in areas where there is a substantial Latino population in need of legal services. Priority will be given to fellowship applicants whose projects meet at least one of the following objectives: a. Projects to develop or expand legal services in the areas of housing, education, employment, discrimination, immigration and naturalization. b. Projects that develop materials and training to educate the Latino community about its legal rights and to facilitate its access to the justice system and the courts. c. Projects that provide training, referral, recruitment and mentoring to law students. Other creative projects consistent with although not specifically identified within these guidelines will be considered.
Contact:
All applications and supporting materials must be sent via email as a single .pdf document to: Jackie Shull-González at jshullgonzalez@gmail.com and Yesenia Santacruz at yesenia@ymsantacruzlaw.com. You may also contact them with questions.
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11/2014
Title:
The New York Bar Foundation - Commercial and Federal Litigation Section Minority Fellowship
Deadline:
2/1/2015
Amount:
$6,000
Brief Summary:
The goal of this fellowship is to increase the representation of lawyers and students from a diverse range of backgrounds in commercial litigation, and to provide students from a diverse range of backgrounds with an opportunity to experience litigation practice. The ultimate goal of the Fellowship is to create a network and forge relationships which will foster greater diversity among commercial and federal litigators throughout the State of New York. Through the Fellowship, a student will be provided a meaningful and appropriately supervised work experience in the Chambers of Justice Marcy Friedman (NY Supreme Court, Commercial Division; New York County, New York NY). The Fellowship is open to all first-year (1L) minority students as of Fall 2013 semester that are enrolled in a law school in the State of New York and who are capable of fulfilling the requested work hours and responsibilities. The student must be a member of one of the following racial/ethnic groups: Black/African American; Latino/a; Native American or Alaskan Native; Asian or Pacific Islander.
Contact:
See website for application. Mail to: THE NEW YORK BAR FOUNDATION ONE ELK STREET ALBANY, NY 12207 E-mail submissions should be sent to moclair@tnybf.org
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11/2014
Title:
Miriam Maccoby Netter Fellowship
Deadline:
2/1/2015
Amount:
$5,000 (10 weeks)
Brief Summary:
One grant, valued at $5,000.00, will be awarded to a public interest intellectual property organization or charity to conduct the fellowship. The fellowship will take place in summer 2015 and the organization will offer the fellowship to students enrolled in law school located in New York State during the 2015 spring semester, as well as persons who received their JD any time within the last 3 years. The fellow will assist the organization with matters relating to intellectual property law
Contact:
See website for application. Mail applications to: THE NEW YORK BAR FOUNDATION ONE ELK STREET ALBANY, NY 12207 OR e-mail to: moclair@tnybf.org
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11/2014
Title:
The New York Bar Foundation - Corporate Counsel Section Fellowship
Deadline:
2/1/2015
Amount:
$6,000 (or hourly equivalent)
Brief Summary:
The Fellowship has been created as part of the Corporate Counsel Section’s commitment to diversity and in conjunction with the New York State Bar Association’s Diversity Challenge. The fellowship goal is twofold. First, to provide the selected organizations with the chance to have students from a diverse range of backgrounds provide assistance without cost and second, to provide students from a diverse range of backgrounds with an opportunity to experience in-house legal practice. A second year law student from a New York law school from under-represented groups capable of fulfilling the requested work hours and responsibilities. A minimum GPA of 2.5, a letter of interest with a discussion about your personal commitment to diversity and how being from an under-represented group has impacted you along with a writing sample will be required upon application. The fellowship will take place at a New York public interest legal or charitable organization that The New York Bar Foundation’s Board of Directors will select from among organizations that apply to the Foundation for a grant.
Contact:
See website for application.
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11/2014
Title:
Education Pioneers Fellowship (Final Round)
Deadline:
2/2/2015
Amount:
?
Brief Summary:
See fellowship site for details.
Contact:
See fellowship site for details.
Last Checked On:
11/2014
Title:
McCleary Law Fellows Program (1L Deadline)
Deadline:
2/3/2015
Amount:
Varies (11 weeks)
Brief Summary:
Law Fellows work with HRC attorneys, outside counsel with major national law firms, lobbyists, organizational allies and congressional and White House staff members on legislative, regulatory and internal corporate matters. Practice areas include constitutional, contract, criminal, education, employment, disability, family, benefits, tax, health care, immigration, intellectual property, media, military and real estate law. 1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls and LL.M. candidates are eligible. To apply, send cover letter, resume, brief legal writing sample (five pages or less), two references and law school transcript.
Contact:
Submit application materials to Ty Cobb, Senior Legislative Counsel, at lawfellowship@hrc.org.
Last Checked On:
11/2014

MARCH DEADLINES

Title:
James B. McMillan Legal Fellowships
Deadline:
3/3/2014
Amount:
$3,000
Brief Summary:
The Fund has a goal of promoting justice and innovation within the legal system in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, by awarding fellowships to law students desiring work experience with not-for-profit or governmental agencies. Typically, fellowships are awarded for summer positions, but the Fellowship Committee will consider applications for positions during a semester of the school year. A law student must apply directly to the sponsoring agency that indicates an interest in employing the law student. The sponsoring agency is responsible for submitting the McMillan Fellowship application to the Mecklenburg Bar Foundation. Applications should include the student's resume, personal statement and any additional documents the student wishes the Committee to review.
Contact:
If you have any questions about the fellowship or the application process, please feel free to contact Melissa Woods at 704/971-8592 or Leah Campbell at 704/375-8624.
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11/2014
Title:
Southern Education Foundation:Southern Education Leadership Initiative
Deadline:
3/14/2014
Amount:
$4,500 (8 weeks)
Brief Summary:
Interns work for 8 weeks at an organization concerned with equity and excellence in education.
Contact:
kdunn@southerneducation.org
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11/2014
Title:
South Asian Bar Association of Northern California Public Interest Fellowship
Deadline:
3/15/2014
Amount:
?
Brief Summary:
To be eligible for the fellowship, applicants must: (1) Be enrolled in an ABA accredited law school at least part-time (as defined by their own schools); and (2) Demonstrate interest in and commitment to working on behalf of the South Asian community. Strong preference will be afforded to applicants who are enrolled in a Northern California law school and employed at a Northern California organization doing work that directly impacts the South Asian community. The fellowship shall be awarded based on the following selection criteria: participation in co-curricular activities; participation in extra-curricular and community activities; professional training, i.e. internships, externships, summer clerkships and prior work experience; academic merit; and financial need. Fellowship recipients must have a demonstrated interest in working on behalf of the community or public interest by virtue of his/her professional and/or community involvement. Recipients also should have a demonstrated interest in promoting awareness of particular causes or issues which affect the South Asian community or the Northern California community generally, whether they be, among others, inequities in the legal system, social or economic justice, cultural promotion, or educational ideals.
Contact:
Candidates may download applications at www.southasianbar.org. Candidates must submit their applications to Zahra Billoo, SABA-NC Foundation Secretary at zahra.billoo@gmail.com.
Last Checked On:
11/2014
Title:
Asian American Law Fund of New York - Community Service Scholarships
Deadline:
3/28/2014
Amount:
$5,000 (8 weeks)
Brief Summary:
AALF of NY will fund up to three scholarships of $5,000 each. Each student is expected to volunteer at least 8 weeks, 35 hours per week, during the summer of 2012 at such project and to apply the award to the payment of law school tuition. Projects must be with non-profit organizations and must serve New York's Asian American community. Proposed projects for the summer of 2012 are included with the application. Applicants may propose their own projects. A proposed project should involve legal work and have a supervising attorney.
Contact:
c/o Sylvia Fung Chin, Esq. White & Case LLP 1155 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10036 E-mail: schin@whitecase.com
Last Checked On:
11/2014
Title:
Robert M. Takasugi Summer Fellowship Program (California)
Deadline:
3/28/2014
Amount:
$5,000 (10 weeks)
Brief Summary:
The Fellowship funds one or more summer law fellows in amounts up to $5,000. All fellows must work at a public interest “sponsoring” organization, subject to approval by the Fellowship. In the past, the Fellowship has approved organizations classified as 501(c)(3)s (by the IRS Code) and public defenders’ offices. The organization must be in either the San Francisco Bay Area or the Greater Los Angeles Metropolitan Area. The fellows must work at a sponsoring organization for at least ten weeks.
Contact:
c/o Edwin Prather Clarence & Dyer LLP 899 Ellis Street San Francisco, CA 94109 Phone: 415-788-9000 E-mail: edwin@pratherlawoffices.com
Last Checked On:
11/2014
Title:
Massachusetts Bar Foundation - Legal Intern Fellowship Program
Deadline:
3/13/2015
Amount:
$6,000
Brief Summary:
The MBF’s Legal Intern Fellowship Program was established in 1996 to give talented law students the experience and encouragement they need to pursue careers in the public interest law sector while providing legal aid organizations with much-needed additional staff capacity for the summer. The MBF awards at least three (3) stipends of $6,000 each to law students who intern during the summer months at nonprofit organizations providing civil legal services to low-income clients in Massachusetts. These awards are supported by generous contributions to the MBF from lawyers and judges statewide and by the Smith Family Fund. The Legal Intern Fellowship Program invites applications from law students who have secured a volunteer internship with one (1) qualified nonprofit organization in Massachusetts. The principal activity of the internship must be the provision of civil legal services to low-income clients. The proposed internship must be designed to give the intern substantial legal experience with serving and representing clients, as well as preparing legal documents. Please review the General Program Information sheet for more details on eligibility.
Contact:
Contact us with any questions at (617) 338-0534 or foundation@massbar.org. Please do not fax or email applications.
Last Checked On:
11/2014
Title:
Virginia Law Foundation Fund for Justice and Education Public Service Internships (Round 1)
Deadline:
3/15/2015
Amount:
$5,000
Brief Summary:
Each of Virginia’s eight American Bar Association-accredited law schools will receive $5,000 to fund public service internships during the summer of 2016. Continuing a VLF tradition begun in 1990, the internships enable Virginia host employers to hire selected students who will have completed one or two years of law school. The students work under the supervision of an attorney; the work they complete varies widely and depends on the missions and caseloads of their respective organizations. Some students gain experience working on individual client matters and some work on projects affecting many clients in the organization’s service area. These internships advance law-related education by sensitizing students to the importance of public interest and pro bono work. Interested students should contact their respective law school. The law schools apply to the Foundation for the grant. The following Virginia law schools are involved: George Mason University School of Law Regent University School of Law University of Richmond School of Law Appalachian School of Law William and Mary School of Law Liberty University School of Law University of Virginia School of Law Washington & Lee University School of Law
Contact:
Virginia Law Foundation 700 East Main Street, Suite 1501 Richmond, VA 23219 Phone: 804-648-0112 Fax: 804-643-6340 Email: valawfdn@infionline.net
Last Checked On:
11/2014
Title:
WLALA Fran Kandel Public Interest Grant, Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles
Deadline:
3/17/2015
Amount:
?
Brief Summary:
The WLALA 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.
Contact:
Questions about the WLALA Fran Kandel Public Interest Grant should be directed to the Co-Chairs of WLALA’s Grant Committee: Ruth Pinkel Phone: (213) 894-6077 ruth.pinkel@usdoj.gov Meehan Rasch Phone: (213) 830-7317 meehan.rasch@jud.ca.gov
Last Checked On:
11/2014

APRIL DEADLINES

Title:
The Public Interest Internship Program Summer Fellowships
Deadline:
4/4/2014
Amount:
$5,000 (10 weeks)
Brief Summary:
Law students and recent law school graduates may apply for limited $5,000 grants to fund unpaid full-time summer internships in public interest law. We hope this will help expand the number of students and young lawyers able to pursue opportunities in public interest law. Applicants must have secured an unpaid internship in a law-related nonprofit or government agency. Applications are due no later than April 4, 2014, at 5 p.m. Eligible internship placements must be unpaid and for a minimum of 10 weeks of work and 400 hours at a public interest legal organization in Georgia.
Contact:
Questions should be directed to the PIIP co-chairs, Kerry Nicholson (Kerry.nicholson@ssa.gov) and Jennifer Fleeman (Jennifer.fleeman@ssa.gov).
Last Checked On:
11/2014
Title:
The Texas Access to Justice Internship Program
Deadline:
4/4/2014
Amount:
$5,000 (10 weeks)
Brief Summary:
The Access to Justice Internship Program provides a unique opportunity for law students to participate in an internship with a legal aid office in Texas. These internships educate students about the civil legal needs of low-income people and provide future lawyers with the skills to address these problems. The internships can take place either during the school year or over the summer. The internships are open to law school students from any law school throughout the country, but preference is given to applicants from Texas law schools. The summer internship comes with a stipend of $500 per week to help defray the living expenses of the 10-week commitment. The school-year internships will have a stipend of 2,500 for a one-semester, 200-hour commitment or $5,000 for a two-semester, 400-hour commitment.
Contact:
Please contact Program Attorney Kristen Levins by email (klevins@texasbar.com) or phone ( 512-427-1895) for news about the most recent 2014 internship experience or how to get involved in the 2015 program.
Last Checked On:
11/2014
Title:
Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia Foundation National Council of La Raza/Patton Boggs Fellowship
Deadline:
4/7/2014
Amount:
$10,000 (8 weeks)
Brief Summary:
Funds a first-year Latino/a law student working for the summer in a not-for-profit or governmental public interest legal position in Washington, DC; Denver, CO; Newark, NJ; New York, NY; Dallas, TX; or Anchorage, AK.
Contact:
P.O. Box 1011 Washington, DC 20013-1011 Phone: 202-388-4990 E-mail: Linda M. Estrada, lindaestrada@comcast.net
Last Checked On:
11/2014
Title:
Legal Aid Association of California, Dan Bradley Summer Fellowship Program
Deadline:
4/7/2014
Amount:
$3,000 (10 weeks)
Brief Summary:
Fellows must work a minimum of ten full time weeks at one of the LAAC member organizations. Applicants must have a strong interest in working to defend and expand the legal rights of the poor and disadvantaged. People of color and students from low-income or working class backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply.
Contact:
433 California Street, Suite 815 San Francisco, CA 94104 Phone: 415-834 -0100 Fax: 415-834-0202 Email: dwatt@laaconline.org
Last Checked On:
11/2014
Title:
Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia Foundation Fellowship - Washington, DC
Deadline:
4/7/2014
Amount:
$5,000
Brief Summary:
First year and second year students attending accredited law schools in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area are eligible to apply for an HBA-DC Foundation Fellowship, once having obtained a job offer from a sponsoring organization. One or more fellowships in the amount of $5,000 may be awarded by the Foundation.
Contact:
P.O. Box 1011 Washington, DC 20013-1011 Phone: 202-388-4990 E-mail: fellowships@hbadc.org
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11/2014
Title:
South Asian Bar Association of Washington D.C. Public Interest Fellowship
Deadline:
4/14/2014
Amount:
$5,000
Brief Summary:
SABA-DC provides financial assistance in the form of summer fellowships to law students working at public interest organizations in the metropolitan D.C. area. The primary purpose of the fellowship is to help fund a student’s internship with a public interest organization for the benefit of the South Asian community and the metropolitan D.C. area. The number of Fellowships awarded, as well as the amount of each grant, will be determined by the SABA-DC Fellowship Committee and is based on SABA­-DC’s fundraising efforts and the number of quality applicants it receives. SABA-DC has provided grants up to $5,000 per fellow in past years, and may sponsor up to four fellows this year. Each applicant must be a current law student in good standing, and must have received confirmation of employment or internship with a public interest organization during the summer of 2014. Public interest law can be practiced in five types of settings: nonprofit organizations; legal services organizations; district attorneys/public defenders; federal, state, and local government; and public service law firms. SABA-DC considers all of the materials submitted by the applicant, with particular weight given to the applicant’s essay. In addition, SABA-DC will schedule interviews with applicants as part of the selection process. Other factors that SABA-DC may consider include commitment to public service, financial need, academic achievement, and other criteria.
Contact:
Applicants must submit the following materials: (1) completed application form, (2) essay responses, (3) resume with references, and (4) completed Employer form. Applicants may also submit the following optional materials: letters of recommendation, or evidence of financial need. Completed application materials must be e-mailed no later than April 14, 2014 to sabadcsecretary@gmail.com.
Last Checked On:
11/2014
Title:
National Association for Law Placement/PSJD - Washington, DC
Deadline:
4/18/2014
Amount:
$13/hr ; 8-10 hrs/wk
Brief Summary:
Ideal opportunity for law/grad students who desire to supplement their income while interning or clerking in Washington, DC this summer. PSJD Project Assistants update and manage website, database and social media content. Must be current law/grad student with familiarity with public interest law/organizations. Details will appear on PSJD.org this winter.
Contact:
1220 19th Street NW Suite 401 Washington, DC 20036-2405 Contact: Sam Halpert, PSJD Fellow E-mail: shalpert@nalp.org
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11/2014
Title:
South Asian Bar Association of New York Public Interest Fellowship
Deadline:
4/24/2014
Amount:
$2,000 - $4,000 (6 weeks)
Brief Summary:
SABANY annually awards four fellowships of $2000 - $4,000 to outstanding law students who have demonstrated a commitment to public service so that they may spend their summer working unpaid in the New York area public interest sector. Fellowships are awarded to first- and second-year law students either of South Asian descent working in an unpaid legal internship or those spending at least six weeks of the summer in an unpaid legal internship focusing on the needs of the South Asian community. To be eligible for the fellowship, candidates must be a first or second year law student either (i) of South Asian descent who will be spending at least ten weeks of the summer of 2012 in an unpaid legal internship in New York State, or (ii) who will be spending at least ten weeks of the summer in an unpaid legal internship in New York State which specifically focuses on the needs of the local South Asian community.
Contact:
Contact: Moh Sharma Email: sabanyfellowship@gmail.com
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11/2014
Title:
San Francisco La Raza Lawyers Association (SFLRLA) & Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (BALIF) Public Interest Law Fellowship (Round 2)
Deadline:
4/25/2014
Amount:
varies; up to $5,000
Brief Summary:
Our SFLRLA Public Interest Law Fellowship is designed to provide financial assistance to law students with significant financial need, who are working with Bay Area community-based legal service providers to enhance the delivery of legal services to the Latino community. Fellowships will be awarded in areas where there is a substantial Latino population in need of legal services. Priority will be given to fellowship applicants whose projects meet at least one of the following objectives: a. Projects to develop or expand legal services in the areas of housing, education, employment, discrimination, immigration and naturalization. b. Projects that develop materials and training to educate the Latino community about its legal rights and to facilitate its access to the justice system and the courts. c. Projects that provide training, referral, recruitment and mentoring to law students. Other creative projects consistent with although not specifically identified within these guidelines will be considered.
Contact:
All applications and supporting materials must be sent via email as a single .pdf document to: Jackie Shull-González at jshullgonzalez@gmail.com and Yesenia Santacruz at yesenia@ymsantacruzlaw.com. You may also contact them with questions.
Last Checked On:
11/2014

MAY DEADLINES

Title:
Asian Pacific American Bar Association Educational Fund (AEF) Summer Fellowship - Washington, DC
Deadline:
5/12/2014
Amount:
varies; up to $5,000
Brief Summary:
AEF awards summer fellowships and grants each year to law students from around the nation. The primary purpose of the fellowships is to fund a student’s internship with a public interest organization that benefits either the metropolitan Washington, D.C. community-at-large and/or the Asian Pacific American community. Such organizations include governmental organizations and other non-profits serving the public interest. The internship must be unpaid (except for nominal payment for such items as transportation), arranged by the student, and extend at least ten weeks or a total of 400 hours.
Contact:
P.O. Box 23124 Washington, DC 20026-3124 Phone: 202-347-5634 E-mail: aefboard@gmail.com
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11/2014
Title:
LGBT Bar Association of the District of Columbia Equality Fellowship
Deadline:
5/30/2014
Amount:
varies; up to $1,000
Brief Summary:
The LGBT Bar Association of the District of Columbia is proud to announce its 2014 Equality Fellowships, which will support law students working at DC-area LGBT legal non-profit organizations this summer. The Equality Fellowships hope to encourage law students taking their first steps toward careers tackling our nation’s most complex LGBT legal issues.
Contact:
LGBTSummerFellowships@gmail.com.
Last Checked On:
11/2014

JULY DEADLINES

Title:
Goldmark Equal Access to Justice Summer Internship
Deadline:
7/11/2014
Amount:
?
Brief Summary:
Located in the heart of Washington’s Wine Country and boasting three colleges, the Successful Transition and Reentry (STAR) Project serves individuals with felony convictions, most having been released from incarceration in the past year. A majority of clients have significant Legal Financial Obligations (LFOs) which impede their integration back into society as contributing members. The 2015 Goldmark Intern will aid clients who receive Supplemental Security Income or Social Security Disability benefits to have their LFOs waived by the courts, and work to establish reasonable restitution payments for clients seeking employment but who have holds on their driver’s licenses. Rule 9 eligible. Spanish speaking and writing required. Expressed interest in offender re-entry is preferred.
Contact:
Ph 206-957-6280 dtheories@legalfoundation.org Goldmark Internship Committee 1325 4th Avenue #1335 Seattle, WA 98101
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11/2014
Title:
Asian Pacific American Bar Association of the Silicon Valley -Charity Foundation Scholarship
Deadline:
7/31/2014
Amount:
$3,000
Brief Summary:
APBA will award up to four scholarships of $3,000 each to recognize law students in the Bay Area who have overcome personal hardships or challenges, shown excellence and acheivement in law school; or demonstrated leadership and service to the Asian Pacific American community.
Contact:
White & Case LLP 3000 El Camino Real 5 Palo Alto Square, 9th Floor Palo Alto, California 94306 Contact: Bijal V. Vakil E-mail: apabasv@gmail.com
Last Checked On:
11/2014

AUGUST DEADLINES

Title:
The Bay Area Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild Thomas Steel Internship
Deadline:
8/28/2014
Amount:
$5,000 (10 weeks)
Brief Summary:
The internship is based out of San Francisco, will last from roughly June through August. Interns are expected to commit to 40 hours per week for a 10 week period. Applicants should be law students who demonstrate a passion for social justice and commitment to public interest work. Past activist/organizing experience and involvement with the National Lawyers Guild a plus.
Contact:
415-285-5067
Last Checked On:
11/2014

OCTOBER DEADLINES

Title:
Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) of Chicago Summer Internship Program (2Ls) - Chicago
Deadline:
10/15/2014
Amount:
$5,000 (10 weeks)
Brief Summary:
PILI recruits law students from across the nation for summer internships with public interest law agencies in the Chicago metropolitan area.
Contact:
c/o Foley and Lardner 321 North Clark Street, 28th Floor Chicago, Illinois 60610-4764 Contact: Sheila Simhan, Program Manager Phone: 312-832- 5128 E-mail: ssimhan@pili-law.org
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11/2014

NOVEMBER DEADLINES

Title:
Ted Smith Conservation Internship
Deadline:
11/15/2014
Amount:
?
Brief Summary:
Established in honor of Celia Hunter and renamed in memory of Ted Smith, ACF’s Conservation Internship Program is a strategic investment in young adults. The program is specifically targeted toward students who plan a career path in conservation and are willing to make a long-term commitment to preserving and protecting the pristine environment and diverse cultures of Alaska. Undergraduate students, graduate students, and recent grads participating in this popular internship program are provided with unique opportunities to: Learn firsthand about Alaska’s magnificent natural environment and diverse cultures. Gain important, practical job skills in the conservation field while also helping the host organization meet its conservation program goals. Help preserve and protect Alaska’s pristine environment by working with one of the many host organizations addressing important Alaska conservation issues. Meet and network with Alaska conservationists, agency personnel, local Alaskans, and other interns from Alaska and across the nation. Become mentors and sources of information for other students interested in Alaska conservation issues. Obtain college credit (if approved by an accredited university).
Contact:
Completed applications should be emailed to grants@alaskaconservation.org. Please call 907-274-1917 with any questions.
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11/2014
Title:
The New York Bar Foundation - Trusts and Estates Law Section Fellowship
Deadline:
11/30/2014
Amount:
$2,500 (part-time) / $5,000 (full-time)
Brief Summary:
The Fellowship Program will provide students an opportunity to experience trusts and estates law practice. The ultimate goal of the Fellowship is to create a network and forge relationships among trusts and estates law attorneys throughout the State of New York. Through the fellowship, the student will be provided a meaningful and appropriately supervised work experience in the Chambers of the Hon. Barbara Howe (Erie County Surrogate's Court, Buffalo NY), or the Hon. Peter J. Kelley (Queen's County Surrogate's Court, Jamaica NY), or the Hon. Robert J. Gigante (Richmond County Surrogate's Court, Staten Island NY), or (part-time) the Hon. Ava Raphael (Onondaga County Surrogate's Court, Syracuse NY). The Fellowship is open to all second-year (2L) students as of the fall 2014 semester who are enrolled in a law school in the State of New York, who intend to practice law in New York State upon graduation, and who are capable of fulfilling the requested work hours and responsibilities.
Contact:
See website for application. Mail to: TRUSTS AND ESTATES LAW SECTION FELLOWSHIP THE NEW YORK BAR FOUNDATION ONE ELK STREET ALBANY, NY 12207 Email submissions should be sent to moclair@tnybf.org, please include ‘Trusts and Estates Law Fellowship’ on the subject line.
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11/2014

DECEMBER DEADLINES

Title:
Education Pioneers Fellowship (Priority Round)
Deadline:
12/15/2014
Amount:
?
Brief Summary:
See fellowship site for details.
Contact:
See fellowship site for details.
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11/2014
Title:
The New York Bar Foundation - Antitrust Section Law Student Fellowship
Deadline:
12/15/2014
Amount:
$3,000 (10 weeks)
Brief Summary:
This fellowship provides law students an opportunity to experience antitrust practice during the summer after their first year of law school and to increase the representation of lawyers from a diverse range of backgrounds in the practice of antitrust law in New York. The ultimate goal of the Fellowship is to forge relationships among antitrust practitioners throughout the State of New York and foster greater diversity in the antitrust bar. Through the Fellowship, students will be provided a meaningful and appropriately supervised work experience in the New York Office of New York Attorney General, Antitrust Bureau; the Federal Trade Commission, Northeast Region; or the Department of Justice Antitrust Division, New York Field Office. The Fellowship is open to all first-year (1L) and second-year (2L) students (as of the Fall 2014 semester) who are capable of fulfilling the requested work hours and responsibilities and meet the criteria under the heading “Judging” [see full description on website].
Contact:
See website for application. Mail to: THE NEW YORK BAR FOUNDATION Attn: ANTITRUST FELLOWSHIP ONE ELK STREET ALBANY, NY 12207 moclair@tnybf.org
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11/2014
Title:
New York State Bar Association - Minority Fellowships in Environmental Law
Deadline:
12/19/2014
Amount:
$6,000 (10 weeks)
Brief Summary:
First-year, second-year, and third-year (night students only) minority group members who are: 1) enrolled in a law school in New York State; or 2) permanent New York State residents, and enrolled in a law school in the United States. Minority group members are persons who are: African American, Latino, Native American, Alaskan native, Asian or Pacific Islander.Interest in environmental issues; academic record (undergraduate and/or law school); outstanding personal qualities; leadership abilities; financial need. (A law school course in environmental law is not a prerequisite.)
Contact:
Detailed information, and application forms, may be obtained from: Fellowship in Environmental Law, New York State Bar Association, One Elk Street, Albany, New York 12207, or e-mail: kplog@nysba.org.
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11/2014

ROLLING DEADLINES

Title:
Deborah T. Poritz Summer Public Interest Legal Intern Program
Deadline:
Rolling
Amount:
$550/wk (2Ls) ; $750/wk (3Ls)
Brief Summary:
Legal Services of New Jersey expects to sponsor, once again, a paid intern program during the summer of 2015, awarding summer intern fellowships in New Jersey public interest legal organizations to rising second- and thirdyear law students. The purpose of this program is to promote awareness of and commitment to careers in public interest law by offering rewarding employment opportunities to law students. Although the program design is subject to change, in past years students have been employed in Legal Services programs as well as other public interest entities, such as the Advocates for Children of New Jersey, American Friends Service Committee, and various domestic violence shelters.
Contact:
Patti Koncius Legal Services of New Jersey 100 Metroplex Drive, Suite 402 Edison, New Jersey 08817 (732) 572-9100 (phone) (732) 572-0066 (fax) pkoncius@lsnj.org
Last Checked On:
11/2014

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