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Summer Funding Resources for Work in Specific Geographical Regions

This list is updated on a rolling basis as information becomes available. Current information for summer 2014 is listed in bold. If you would like to update or add information from your organization, please email us at psjd@nalp.org.

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JANUARY DEADLINES

Rappaport Honors Program in Law and Public Policy
Suffolk University School of Law
Career Development Office
120 Tremont Street, Suite 110
Boston, MA 02108-4977
Website: http://www.rappaportcenter.org/

  • Pay: Fellows receive a $7,000 stipend for ten weeks of full-time employment.
  • 2014 Deadline: January 16, 2014.
  • A total of twelve Rappaport fellows are selected each year from the six law schools in the Greater Boston region: Boston College, Boston University, Suffolk, Harvard, New England, and Northeastern.
  • The program includes year-round components, including educational programming in public interest law and public policy, participating in a mentoring program, and completing a paper on a public policy issue at the close of the fellowship.
  • For more information visit: http://www.suffolk.edu/documents/LawRappaportCenter/Rapp_fellowship_app_2014.pdf.

McCleary Law Fellows Program
Human Rights Campaign
1640 Rhode Island Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20036-3278
Website: http://www.hrc.org/

  • Stipend varies/11 weeks
  • 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. Submit application materials to Ty Cobb, Senior Legislative Counsel, at lawfellowship@hrc.org.
  • 2014 Deadline: January 7, 2014 for 2Ls, February 3, 2014 for 1Ls
  • For more information, visit: http://www.hrc.org/the-hrc-story/fellowships


FEBRUARY DEADLINES 

The Bay Area Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild Thomas Steel Internship
558 Capp Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: 415.285.5067
Website: http://www.nlgsf.org/

  • The internship is based out of San Francisco, will last from roughly June through August, and has a stipend of $5,000. 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.
  • 2014 Deadline: February 10, 2014
  • For more information, visit: http://www.nlgsf.org/about/jobs.php


Oregon State Bar - New Tax Lawyer Committee Public Interest Stipend
Oregon State Bar
Taxation Law Section
Contact: Kate Jones
Phone: 503-620-0222
E-mail: jones.kate@morley.com
Website: http://www.osbartax.com/

  • Pay: Recipient will receive a stipend in the amount of $4,500 ($1,600 per month) for 12 weeks (13 weeks for the Oregon Tax Court) of summer employment.
  • 2014 Deadline: February 28, 2014.
  • 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.
  • For more information, see http://osbartax.com/Public-Service-Stipend.


Alaska Conservation Foundation (ACF) Internship Program
Contact: Nora Gecan
Email: ngecan@alaskaconservation.org
Website: http://alaskaconservation.org/internships/conservation-internships-2014/

  • ACF provides a stipend of $4,500 for the 12-week internship.  This amount is provided directly to the host organization and it is in turn paid to the intern as taxable salary. ACF will also reimburse the cost of lowest cost, round trip airfare to and from the host site, up to $1,000 and booked a minimum of two weeks prior to departure.
  • Internship candidates compete for assignments in organizations involved with habitat protection, advocacy, conservation biology, energy, policy implementation, marine conservation, environmental/resource management, and wildlife and endangered species protection.
  • 2014 Deadline: Application process opens on February 1, 2014. All 3-month internship applications are due and must be received by midnight (Alaska time) on February 29, 2014. Application due date for 6-month internships a is currently unavailable.
  • For more information, visit the Alaska Conservation website.


MARCH DEADLINES

Southern Education Foundation: Southern Education Leadership Initiative
135 Auburn Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
E-mail: KDunn@SouthernEducation.org
Website: http://www.southerneducation.org


South Asian Bar Association of Northern California Public Interest Fellowship
c/o Ms. Zahra Billoo
South Asian Bar Association of Northern California
E-mail: foundation.sabanc@gmail.com
Website: http://www.southasianbar.com

  • 2014 Deadline: March 14, 2014.
  • SABA-NC Foundation provides financial assistance in the form of summer fellowships to law students working at public interest or government agency in Northern California. The primary purpose of the fellowship is to help fund a student’s internship with an organization for the benefit of the South Asian community and/or the Northern California community-at-large.
  • 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.
  • Applicants must submit the following materials: (1) Completed application form; (2) Essay responses
    Resume with two references; (4) Completed employer form; (5) Completed financial information form
    and (6) Unofficial law school transcript to foundation.sabanc.gmail.com


Massachusetts Bar Foundation - Legal Intern Fellowship Program
Grants Administrator
Massachusetts Bar Foundation
20 West Street
Boston, MA 02111
Phone: 617-338-0534
E-mail: foundation@massbar.org
Website: http://www.massbarfoundation.org/

  • Pay: Stipends have a maximum amount of $6,000. Students may receive funding from other sources to finance the internship.
  • 2014 Deadline: March 14, 2014.
  • Offers approximately 3 stipends to law students who intern during the summer months at nonprofit organizations providing civil legal services to low-income clients in Massachusetts.
  • Students must work 10 weeks.
  • To apply, students must submit a resume, an official law school transcript, one letter of reference, applicant information form, essay (details on applicant information form), and an organization supporting statement form. Applications may be obtained on-line. For the 2013 application, see http://www.massbarfoundation.org/grant-programs/legal-intern-fellowship-program.


WLALA Fran Kandel Public Interest Grant, Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles
c/o Bet Tzedek
145 South Fairfax Ave, Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Contact: Patricia Daza
Weston & McElvain LLP
888 W. 6th Street, 15th Fl.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Phone: (213) 596-8006
Email: pdaza-luu@wmattorneys.com
Website: http://www.wlala.org/?66

  • Pay: The maximum stipend/grant amount is $5,000.
  • 2014 Deadline: Monday, March 17, 2014.
  • The Foundation will make grants to law students for projects that make governmental and social services agencies more accessible and responsive to individuals or groups whose needs are not adequately met. The Foundation is interested only in proposals that will produce some tangible program, such as information booklets, brochures, educational curriculum and videotapes.
  • Projects must benefit residents of Southern California.
  • Application available at: http://www.wlala.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=66


Asian American Law Fund of New York - Community Service Scholarships
c/o Sylvia Fung Chin, Esq.
White & Case LLP
1155 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036
Contact: Sylvia Fung Chin
E-mail: schin@whitecase.com
Website: http://www.aabany.org/?page=A5

  • Pay: $5,000 scholarship.
  • 2014 Deadline: March 28, 2014.
  • 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.
  • Applications and further information can be found here.


Legal Aid Association of California, Dan Bradley Summer Fellowship Program
433 California Street, Suite 815 
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: 415-834 -0100
Fax: 415-834-0202
Email: dwatt@laaconline.org 
Website: http://www.laaconline.org

  • Pay: $3,000 Stipend.
  • 2014 Deadline: March 28, 2014
  • Fellows must work a minimum of ten full time weeks at one of the LAAC member organizations and will receive a stipend of $3,000.
  • 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.
  • For more information, see: http://www.laaconline.org/DanBradleyFellows.


Robert M. Takasugi Summer Fellowship Program (California)
c/o Edwin Prather
Clarence & Dyer LLP
899 Ellis Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
Phone: 415-788-9000
E-mail: edwin@pratherlawoffices.com
Website:http://www.takasugifellowship.com/

  • Pay: The Fellowship funds one or more summer law fellows in amounts up to $5,000.
  • 2014 Deadline: March 28, 2014.
  • The Robert M. Takasugi Public Interest Fellowship was established to honor the Honorable Robert M. Takasugi (C.D. Cal.) for his service on the federal bench and a lifetime of community activism and leadership. The Fellowship encourages future generations of attorneys to embrace the qualities of selfless struggle, courage, intellect, and compassion that Judge Takasugi has exemplified through his many years as a state and federal judge, and as a member of the bar.
  • 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 during the summer of 2013.
  • Applications are available at http://www.takasugifellowship.com/.


The Public Interest Internship Program Summer Fellowships
c/o Kerry A. Nicholson, Esq.
The State Bar of Georgia - Young Lawyers Division
E-mail: kerry.nicholson@ssa.gov
Website: www.georgiayld.org

  • Pay: $5,000 grants.
  • 2014 Deadline: March 31, 2014.
  • The application for 2014 funding is available at www.georgiayld.org.  
  • Law students and recent law school graduates who have secured unpaid full-time summer internships in public interest law for a minimum of ten (10) weeks and 400 hours with a sponsoring organization.  We hope this will help expand the number of students and young lawyers able to pursue opportunities in public interest law.
  • The application consists of 3 steps: Step 1: Applicants must email their intent to apply to yld@gabar.org, no later than March 31, 2014, at 5 p.m. Step 2: Applicants will receive a link to their personal Dropbox folder to upload all required documents. Step 3: Please complete the following form and upload it to your Dropbox folder, along with (1) your most recent resume; (2) a personal statement, not to exceed four pages double-spaced; and (3) the attached Employer Verification confirming your internship, no later than April 4, 2014, at 5 p.m.
  • Questions should be directed to the PIIP co-chairs, Kerry Nicholson (Kerry.nicholson@ssa.gov) and Jennifer Fleeman (Jennifer.fleeman@ssa.gov).

Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) of Chicago Summer Internship Program - Chicago
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
Website: http://www.pili-law.org/

  • Pay: $5,000 stipend for ten weeks of full-time employment for ten weeks.
  • 2013 Deadline: Beginning on October 15, 2013 for 2Ls and December 1, 2013 for 1Ls, the application period for summer of 2014 will open.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis through March 2014.
  • PILI recruits law students from across the nation for summer internships with public interest law agencies in the Chicago metropolitan area.
  • For more information about participating public interest law agencies in the Chicago area, and for application materials, please see http://www.pili-law.org/internships.htm
  • Applicants should be first or second year law students.


Asian Pacific American Bar Association of the Silicon Valley  - Charity Foundation Scholarship
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
Website: http://www.apabasv.org/

  • Pay: Up to three scholarships of $3,000 each.
  • 2013 deadline: Applications must be received on March 31, 2013.
  • 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.
  • For more information, please visit http://apabasv.com/events/.

Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia Foundation National Council of La Raza/Patton Boggs Fellowship
P.O. Box 1011
Washington, DC 20013-1011
Phone: 202-388-4990
E-mail: Linda M. Estrada, lindaestrada@comcast.net
Website: http://www.hbadc.org/

  • Pay: $10,000 stipend for minimum of 8 weeks with a sponsoring organization.
  • 2013 Deadline: March 29, 2013.
  • 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.
  • For more information, see http://www.hbadc.org/?page=foundation.
  • For application, click here.

South Asian Bar Association of New York Public Interest Fellowship
Contact: Moh Sharma
Email: sabanyfellowship@gmail.com
Website: http://www.sabany.org/

  • 2013 Deadline: By 5:00pm on March 15, 2013.
  • 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. 
  • Applications are available on the SABANY website or via request at SabanyFellowship@gmail.com.

South Asian Bar Association of Washington D.C. Public Interest Fellowship
c/o Mr. Padma Shah
South Asian Bar Association of Washington D.C.
P.O. BOX 65349
Washington, DC 20035
E-mail: president@sabadc.org
Website: http://www.sabadc.org/public.php

  • 2013 Deadline: March 29, 2013.
  • 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 will be sponsoring up to four fellowship grants in 2013, at $2500-$5000 a recipient..
  • Applications are available here.
  • We prefer applications sent via email to secretary@sabadc.org.

ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources Fellowships in Environmental Law
Contact: Noemi Alvarez, Administrative Assistant
Phone: 312-988-5625
E-mail: Noemi.Alvarez@americanbar.org
Website: http://www.americanbar.org/aba.html

  • The ABA Diversity Fellowship in Environmental Law will not be offered for the summer of 2013.
  • The program will be going through a review process in the effort to enhance the program. We would like to thank all past not-for-profit organizations representing traditionally underserved groups, other not-for-profit environmental organizations, and local, state and federal governmental organizations which provided placements for our past summer Fellowship recipients. Without their assistance, this program would not have been possible.
  • Additional information regarding future fellowship opportunities will be posted as information becomes available.
  • For more information, visit the ABA website.


James B. McMillan Legal Fellowships
Mecklenberg County Bar Center
McMillan Fellowship
438 Queens Road
Charlotte, NC  28207
Fax:  704-333-6209
Email:  lcampbell@meckbar.org
Website:  http://www.meckbar.org/newsevents/news_detail.cfm?cont_id=6692

  • Pay: $3,000 stipend.
  • 2014 Deadline:  March 3, 2014, at 5:00pm.
  • A law student must apply through a sponsoring agency that indicates an interest in employing the law student.  See website.
  • A law student must show commitment to public interest service in the legal profession.
  • The Fund Committee will look favorably on students:
    • who have lived in Mecklenberg County;
    • who intend to practice law in Mecklenberg County;
    • who reflect the cultural diversity of North Carolina and Mecklenberg County;
    • whose law school and life experiences reflect a desire to have a positive impact on the lives of others as their lives are affected by the legal system and its administration;
    • who have demonstrated good character and suitable academic performance in law school;
    • who have submitted a joint application with a not-for-profit or governmental agency based in Mecklenberg County.
  • Applications may be sent by mail or fax addressed to McMillan Fellowship or by e-mail (subject line: McMillan Fellowship).


APRIL DEADLINES

The Texas Access to Justice Internship Program
c/o Kerry A. Nicholson, Esq.
Texas Access to Justice Commission
Website: http://www.texasatj.org/Internship

  • Pay: $500/week (lump sum of $5,000).
  • 2014 Deadline: April 4, 2014.
  • For the summer of 2014, the Commission will provide approximately 12 internships to law students. The internships will not be restricted solely to students attending law schools in Texas; however, priority will be given to students attending Texas law schools.
  • The internship’s duration is ten-weeks. Each prospective intern will need to contact his/her desired legal services organization to secure placement and must include the organization’s name and the supervising attorney on his/her application.
  • For more information: http://www.texasatj.org/Internship.


Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia Foundation Fellowship - Washington, DC
P.O. Box 1011
Washington, DC 20013-1011
Phone: 202-388-4990
E-mail: fellowships@hbadc.org
Website: http://www.hbadc.org/

  • Pay: Stipend may be up to $5,000.
  • 2014 Deadline: April 14, 2014.
  • Funds two fellowships for first and second year law students to work in a non-profit legal services agency in Washington, D.C.
  • Students must secure sponsorship on their own, then apply to the HBA-DC for funding.
  • Click here for application.


National Association for Law Placement/PSJD - Washington, DC
1220 19th Street NW
Suite 401
Washington, DC 20036-2405
Contact: Ashley Matthews, PSJD Fellow
E-mail: AMatthews@Nalp.org
Website: www.nalp.org; www.psjd.org

  • 2014 Deadline: April 18, 2014.
  • PSJD Project Assistants update and manage website, database and social media content.
  • Hourly rate is $13 per hour for a minimum of 8-10 hours per week
  • Must be current law/grad student with familiarity with public interest law/organizations
  • Ideal opportunity law/grad students who desire to supplement their income while interning or clerking in Washington, DC this summer.


San Francisco La Raza Lawyers Association (SFLRLA) & Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (BALIF) Public Interest Law Fellowship
P.O. Box 192241
San Francisco, CA 94119
Email: vive_con_ganas@hotmail.com
Website: http://www.larazalawyers.org/

  • The SFLRLA & BALIF LGBT Public Interest Law Fellowship is designed to provide financial assistance to law students working with Bay Area community-based legal service providers to enhance the delivery of legal services to the Latino Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender community.
  • Up to $5,000
  • 2014 Deadline: April 25, 2014.
  • For more information, visit: http://www.larazalawyers.org/lavoz3.php


San Francisco La Raza Lawyers Association Public Interest Law Fellowship
P.O. Box 192241
San Francisco, CA 94119
Email: jshullgonzalez@gmail.com
Website: http://www.larazalawyers.org

  • Scholarships are awarded up to $5,000.
  • Eligibility: Law students and recent law graduates interested in summer employment with Bay Area nonprofit organizations serving the Latino community.
  • Application requires a project description, statement of qualifications and need, and a letter of recommendation.
  • 2014 Deadline: April 25, 2014
  • For more information, visit: http://www.larazalawyers.org/lavoz3.php


District of Texas Black Fellowship Grants
Federal Bar Foundation, Southern District of Texas
c/o Amy Johnson
P.O. Box 17145
Sugar Land, TX 77496-7145
Website: http://www.fedbar.org/Chapters/Southern-District-of-Texas-Chapter/Blask-Fellowship-Grant.aspx

  • Pay: Grants of up to $2,000 are available for a limited number of law students who serve as interns for a minimum of six weeks during the summer of 2012 in a federal court or agency.
  • 2013 Deadline: April 29, 2013.
  • Interns must work in the offices of any Southern District of Texas courts or agencies located within the Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Laredo, McAllen, or Victoria Divisions: U.S. District Court; U.S. Bankruptcy Court; U.S. Magistrate Judges; U.S. Trustee; FBI; Federal Public Defender; U.S. Attorney; EEOC; U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service; U.S. Customs Service.
  • Eligibility requirements: full-time student at any accredited U.S. law school; U.S. citizen; completion of at least 30 hours of course work by June 1, 2013; GPA which ranks in the top half of law school class (measured at time of application); have secured or will secure an internship with one of the courts or agencies listed above.
  • To apply, send resume and a cover letter describing your interest in federal public service and any special circumstances you would like considered.
  • The applicant must provide a letter to the Federal Bar Association from one of the participating agencies or courts stating that the recipient has been accepted for a summer internship.
  • For more information, you can find the updated flyer on their website http://www.fedbar.org/Chapters/Southern-District-of-Texas-Chapter/Blask-Fellowship-Grant.aspx.


MAY DEADLINES

Asian Pacific American Bar Association Educational Fund (AEF) - Washington, DC
P.O. Box 23124
Washington, DC 20026-3124
Phone: 202-347-5634
E-mail: aefboard@gmail.com
Website: http://www.aefdc.org/

  • Pay: Stipends are generally $2,500 for 10 weeks or 400 total hours.
  • 2013 Deadline: May 1, 2013.
  • AEF awards summer fellowships 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, extend at least ten weeks or a total of 400 hours, and be based in the Greater Washington, D.C. area.
  • Students must secure sponsorship, then apply to AEF for funding.
  • Application materials and information are available on the Fund's website, at law schools, or from AEF, http://www.aefdc.org/.


JUNE DEADLINES

Gaylaw Education Fund
P.O. Box 30472
Washington, DC 20043
Phone: 202-842-7723
Email: GaylawEducationFund@gmail.com
Website: http://lgbtbardc.org/fellowship-program/

  • Pay: Up to $1,000 stipend.
  • 2013 Deadline: June 15, 2013. Applicants will be notified of the Fund's decision in late May or June.
  • Commitment to work at least 20 hours per week for at least 10 weeks at the organization during the summer of 2013.
  • Funds fellows who work at DC-area LGBT legal non-profit organizations.

Virginia Law Foundation Fund for Justice and Education Public Service Internships
Virginia Law Foundation
700 East Main Street, Suite 1501
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: 804-648-0112
Fax: 804-643-6340
Email: valawfdn@infionline.net
Website: http://www.virginialawfoundation.org/

  • Grants are considered during two review cycles each year. The application form can be submitted by: January 15th for review consideration by April 30th, or by June 30th for review consideration by October 31st.

  • Pay: $5000  are provided to each of Virginia’s eight American Bar Association (ABA)-accredited law schools, which include Appalachian School of Law, College of William and Mary, George Mason University, Liberty University School of Law, Regent University, University of Richmond, University of Virginia, and Washington and Lee University. 
  • The 2013 interns will be selected in the spring of 2013.
  • Applicants for the internships must be students at one of the above listed Virginia law schools and must apply to the law school (through career services office) for internship consideration. All internships must be served within the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  • For more information, go to http://www.virginialawfoundation.org/grantawards.htm


OCTOBER DEADLINES

Goldmark Equal Access to Justice Summer Internship
Legal Foundation of Washington
1325 Fourth Ave, Suite 1335
Seattle, WA 98101-2509
Phone: 206-624-2536
Fax: 206-382-3396
Email: dtheories@legalfoundation.org
Website: http://www.legalfoundation.org/pages/goldmark_internship

  • Pay: $8,000 stipend.
  • A ten-week internship to be scheduled between May and August 2011 at the convenience of the intern and the program.
  • 2013 Deadline: October 11, 2013 by 5:00pm.



NOVEMBER DEADLINES

Charles H. Revson Law Students Public Interest Fellowship Program (LSPIN) - New York City Metropolitan Area
Public Interest Law Center
New York University School of Law
245 Sullivan Street, Room 430
New York, NY 10012
Phone: 212-998-6686
E-mail: pilc.info@nyu.edu or lspin@juris.law.nyu.edu
Website: http://www.law.nyu.edu/publicinterestlawcenter/financialassistance/revsonlspinprogram/index.htm

  • Pay: $4,500 stipend.
  • 2014 Deadline: Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 3:00 p.m.
  • Students must work full time (35 hours per week) for ten weeks.

DECEMBER DEADLINES

Education Pioneers Fellowship
1970 Broadway, Suite 1140
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 510-893-4374
E-mail: recruiting@educationpioneers.org
Website: http://www.educationpioneers.org/

  • Pay: Stipend is $7,000.
  • Priority Round 2014 Deadline: December 11, 2013.
  • Final Round 2014 Deadline: February 3, 2014 
  • The program places Fellows with top education organizations, including school districts, charter school organizations and nonprofits. The Fellowship offers an unparalleled opportunity to make a significant contribution in 10 weeks, connect with a robust, nationwide network and launch a high-impact career in education.
  • For more information and application materials, see http://www.educationpioneers.org/become-a-fellow/graduate-school-fellowship/how-to-apply.


Pennsylvania Legal Aid, Inc. - Martin Luther King Internship and Fellowship Program
118 Locust Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101- 1414
Contact: Cynthia Newcomer, Chief Administrative Officer
Phone: 800-322-7572, ext. 216
E-mail: cnewcomer@palegalaid.net
Website: http://www.palegalaid.net/

  • 2014 Deadline: Summer internship: December 31, 2013.
  • Martin Luther King (MLK) Interns are assigned to local legal service programs across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Interns are selected and assigned by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Hiring and Training Committee.
  • The Hiring Committee will assign selected interns to local legal service agencies.
  • Salary and benefits are determined by the host program.
  • Minority law students from any law school are invited to apply.
  • For more information, see http://www.palegalaid.net/mlk_program.htm

Janet Steiger Fellowship
ABA Section of Antitrust Law
321 North Clark
Chicago, IL 60610-4714
Phone: 312-988-5606
Email: Deborah Morgan - Deborah.Morgan@americanbar.org
Website: http://www.abanet.org/antitrust

  • Pay: $5,000 stipend. Please note that the Project in its discretion is able to provide Steiger Fellows with limited funds (up to $2000) for both travel and housing where a clear need is demonstrated.
  • 2014 Deadline: December 13, 2013.
  • Full-time, eight week minimum, summer fellowship program open to all first and second year law students. Through a working partnership with the National Association of Attorneys General, students will work in the consumer protection departments of the offices of state attorneys general. The following states are selected to receive a Steiger Fellow for the summer of 2010: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and West Virginia.
  • Applicants must submit an application form; resume; writing sample; and, statement of interest. The application form is available at http://www.americanbar.org/groups/antitrust_law/awards_fellowships/steiger_fellowship_project.html.

New York State Bar Association - Minority Fellowships in Environmental Law
New York State Bar Association
Environmental Law Section
One Elk Street
Albany, NY 12207
Contact: Lisa Bataille
Phone: 518-463-3200
E-mail: lbataille@nysba.org
Website: http://www.nysba.org/

  • Pay: Recipient will receive a $6,000 stipend for a minimum of ten weeks of summer employment.
  • 2014 Deadline: December 16, 2013.
  • For more information, see the 2014 Minority Fellowship Flyer on NYSBA's website.
  • Law students are eligible for consideration if they are enrolled in a law school in New York State or are permanent New York State residents enrolled in a law school in another state.
  • The winner of the fellowship must find his/her own placement.


ROLLING DEADLINES

New Jersey Summer Public Interest Legal Intern Program
PO Box 1357
Edison, NJ 08810-1357
Phone: 732-572-9100 
Contact: Deborah T. Poritz
E-mail: pkoncius@lsnj.org
Website: http://www.lsnj.org/JobsInternships.aspx

  • Pay: Interns are paid at a rate of $550 per week for rising 2nd year students and $750 per week for rising 3rd year students.
  • 2014 Deadline: Hiring decisions will be made on a rolling basis.
  • The program places law students in public interest legal organizations in New Jersey. Students must apply directly to Legal Services of New Jersey, which will refer prospective candidates to participating employers for final selection. Every year, over 20 public interest and government organizations in New Jersey participate in the program.
  • Program requires 10 weeks of work.

** 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.

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