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Summer Funding Resources for Work in Specific Geographic 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 Outdated information up to one academic year old is left online to allow readers to plan ahead for the coming year's likely deadlines, but dates are crossed out.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:
The New York Bar Foundation - Antitrust Section Law Student Fellowship
Deadline:
1/9/2016
Amount:
$6,000 (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 2015 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 CONTACT DEB AUSPELMYER AT DAUSPELMYER@TNYBF.ORG.
Last Checked On:
2/2016
Title:
McCleary Law Fellows Program (2L Deadline)
Deadline:
1/5/2016
Amount:
Varies (11 weeks)
Brief Summary:
HRC appoints up to four full-time (37.5 hours/week) or part-time (12 hours/week) Law Fellows for the spring and fall semesters and up to four full-time summer Law Fellows. Law Fellows work with HRC attorneys, outside counsel from major national law firms, lobbyists, and 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. Fellows undertake projects involving sophisticated legal research and writing, analysis and drafting of legislation and administrative regulations, legislative and regulatory advocacy and national coalition work. Qualifications | Applicants should possess a strong academic record at an accredited American law school, excellent interpersonal, legal research and writing skills and an interest in civil rights, policy and/or nonprofit lawyering. 1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls and LL.M. candidates are eligible.
Contact:
Submit online application. See site for instructions.
Last Checked On:
2/2016
Title:
Janet Steiger Fellowship
Deadline:
1/15/2016
Amount:
$6,000 (8 weeks)
Brief Summary:
The Janet D. Steiger Fellowship Project provides law students the extraordinary opportunity to work in the in the consumer protection and antitrust departments of state and territorial Offices of Attorneys General throughout the United States, as well as the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection, the Georgia Governor's Office of Consumer Affairs, and the Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Protection.
Contact:
Last Checked On:
1/2016
Title:
Dr. M. L. "Hank" Henry, Jr. Fund for Judicial Fellowships
Deadline:
1/15/2016
Amount:
$4500/10wk
Brief Summary:
A $4,500 stipend* will be awarded to a qualified law student to support a 10-week summer judicial internship in New York City under the auspices of the LGBT Bar Association Foundation of Greater New York ("LeGaL Foundation"). The program remains one-of-a-kind by providing law student fellows the chance to rotate for the 10-week summer among several different judges from varying courts and tribunals. Required materials: (a) Resume; (b) Statement of interest, which shall be no longer than 500 words; and (c) the following information if not included within your resume: o Law school and anticipated graduation date o Law school grades and class rank (if available), any academic honors earned, extra-curricular and o Undergraduate and/or other graduate degrees earned, specifying academic institution, major field o Community activities or affiliations or other activities indicating public service. co-curricular activities (if grades are unavailable, application can be supplemented later) of study, and extra-curricular and co-curricular activities
Contact:
Questions concerning the application process or the specifics of the fellowship program can be directed to info@le-gal.org. No phone inquiries.
Last Checked On:
1/2016
Title:
Rappaport Honors Program in Law and Public Policy
Deadline:
1/15/2016
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:
Contact Polly O'Brien at 617-495-5091 or by email with any questions you might have. Fellowship Application Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston Kennedy School of Government 79 John F. Kennedy Street Cambridge, MA 02138
Last Checked On:
9/2016
Title:
Oregon State Bar - New Tax Lawyer Committee Public Interest Stipend
Deadline:
1/29/2016
Amount:
$4,800 (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 and provide opportunities for students to gain practical experience through funding a public interest summer stipend. Each year, the OSB Taxation Section awards a Public Interest Stipend in the amount of $4,800 to one or more students currently enrolled in a J.D. or LL.M program. The NTLC will review and evaluate each applicant based on his or her academic record and the potential that the stipend will advance the applicant’s practical experience. The Section will give priority to applicants who intend to practice law in Oregon and become active members in the OSB Taxation Section upon completion of their J.D. or LL.M degrees.
Contact:
Last Checked On:
1/2016

FEBRUARY DEADLINES

Title:
The Bay Area Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild Thomas Steel Internship
Deadline:
2/10/2016
Amount:
$5,000 (10 weeks)
Brief Summary:
Every summer for over a decade the Bay Area chapter has hosted a paid intern to work on queer and LGBT issues. The internship was conceived as a permanent memorial to the work and life of Tom Steel, a former president of the San Francisco Bay Area Guild Chapter and National vice-president of the Guild, who died in the summer of 1998. Tom was also a founder of BALIF, which was the nation’s first lesbian & gay bar association and the NLG’s Gay Caucus, which is now called the Queer Caucus. The Thomas Steel Internship is one of the few funded internships dealing with queer/LGBT issues for law students. During six of the twelve years of the internship, interns have worked exclusively on transgender rights issues, making it a truly unique internship in the country.
Contact:
carlos@nlgsf.org or fax 415.285.5066.
Last Checked On:
2/2016
Title:
Miriam Maccoby Netter Fellowship
Deadline:
2/1/2016
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
Last Checked On:
9/2016
Title:
The New York Bar Foundation - Commercial and Federal Litigation Section Minority Fellowship
Deadline:
2/1/2016
Amount:
$6,000 (10 weeks)
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 All hard copy material submissions must be postmarked on or before Monday February 1, 2016 or you may e-mail the materials to moclair@tnybf.org no later than 4:00 p.m. on Monday, February 1, 201
Last Checked On:
9/2016
Title:
The New York Bar Foundation - Corporate Counsel Section Fellowship
Deadline:
2/1/2016
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. Corporate Counsel Diversity Internship Committee Chair: David S. Rothenberg, Esq. Email: david.rothenberg@gs.com Phone: (212) 357-2368
Last Checked On:
9/2016
Title:
Education Pioneers Fellowship (Final Round)
Deadline:
2/12/2016
Amount:
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Brief Summary:
Applicants are required to have earned an undergraduate degree by the time of their application. Summer track only: Applicants are strongly preferred to have earned a graduate degree or be enrolled in a graduate school program by the start of the 2016 academic year (September 2016). Applicants are strongly preferred to have at least two years of full-time professional experience (40 hours a week), which excludes undergraduate summer work or internships. Education Pioneers and its partners do not sponsor employment-based visas. Fellows are required to be authorized to work in the U.S. on a full-time basis (40 hours a week) for the duration of their employment. For the summer track, Fellows must be authorized to work in the U.S. from June – August 2016.
Contact:
Submit online application found on website
Last Checked On:
9/2016
Title:
McCleary Law Fellows Program (1L Deadline)
Deadline:
2/2/2016
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:
Complete online application found on website
Last Checked On:
9/2016
Title:
Ted Smith Conservation Internship
Deadline:
2/15/2016
Amount:
$5,040 (12 weeks) reimburse travel costs up to $1,400
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:
interns@alaskaconservation.org
Last Checked On:
1/2016
Title:
The Gary S. Tell ERISA Litigation Scholarship
Deadline:
2/1/2016
Amount:
$5000.00
Brief Summary:
Each summer, the Gary S. Tell ERISA Litigation Scholarship Foundation provides two five thousand dollar stipends to law students or clerks who have chosen to spend their summer working on ERISA litigation matters for DOL or PBGC in Washington D.C. Gary S. Tell ERISA Litigation Scholars must have a strong academic records, an interest in public service, and an itnerest in pursuing ERISA litigation as their career.
Contact:
Last Checked On:
12/2016

MARCH DEADLINES

Title:
Southern Education Foundation:Southern Education Leadership Initiative
Deadline:
3/1/2016
Amount:
$4,500 (for undergraduate juniors or graduating seniors) or $5,000 (for graduate students who will have completed at least one term by June 1, 2016) (8 weeks)
Brief Summary:
SELI provides highly motivated and diverse upperclassmen and graduate students opportunities to develop as leaders, engage in their communities and learn about contemporary education issues through this leadership development effort. Students spend the summer in trainings and working at an assigned leading nonprofit sector organization. During this experiential learning opportunity, they examine strategies for improving education, addressing community needs, and putting theory into practice.
Contact:
email questions to vmeyer@southerneducation.org or tweet questions with the hashtag #SELI2016 to @southernedfound email all application materials as attachments to seli2016@southerneducation.org with the subject “Your Last and First Name - SELI2016application”
Last Checked On:
9/2016
Title:
Sarasota County Bar Association Diversity Scholarship Fund
Deadline:
3/1/2015
Amount:
$5,000
Brief Summary:
The Sarasota County Bar Association Diversity Scholarship fund is intended to provide internship opportunities for first through third year law students of under-represented minority backgrounds, with an interest in practicing law in Sarasota County upon graduation. The Scholarship Application is open to law students enrolled in Florida law schools and those enrolled in out-of-state law schools, but who have or having had family, school, or community ties to Sarasota County. The student will receive $5,000 scholarship at the end of their summer employment. Diversity interns can also earn wages from their employer.
Contact:
Further information may be obtained by visiting the Sarasota County Bar Association website at www.sarasotabar.com or emailing to scba@sarasotabar.com.
Last Checked On:
9/2016
Title:
James B. McMillan Legal Fellowships
Deadline:
3/1/2016
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:
Applications may be sent to the Mecklenburg County Bar & Foundation Center by mail (Attn: McMillan Fellowship, 2850 Zebulon Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28208) or by e-mail (lcampbell@meckbar.org, subject line: McMillan Fellowship). 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 or lcampbell@meckbar.org.
Last Checked On:
2/2016
Title:
Massachusetts Bar Foundation - Legal Intern Fellowship Program
Deadline:
3/18/2016
Amount:
$6,000 (varies, no less than 10 weeks)
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:
Please submit all materials together to: MBF Legal Intern Fellowship Program 20 West Street Boston, MA 02111 Please do not fax or email applications. Contact us with any questions at (617) 338-0534 or foundation@massbar.org.
Last Checked On:
9/2016
Title:
Virginia Law Foundation Fund for Justice and Education Public Service Internships (Round 1)
Deadline:
3/15/2016
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:
9/2016
Title:
WLALA Fran Kandel Public Interest Grant, Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles
Deadline:
3/10/2016
Amount:
$1,500 - $5,000
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:
2/2016
Title:
Asian American Law Fund of New York - Community Service Scholarships
Deadline:
3/23/2015
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:
10/2016
Title:
South Asian Bar Association of New York Public Interest Fellowship
Deadline:
3/18/2016
Amount:
$2,000 - $4,000 (10 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 ten 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 demonstrate finacial need, not already recieved a SABANY Fellowship, and be a first or second-year law student who is either (i) of South Asian descent who will be spending at least ten weeks of the summer of 2016 in an unpaid public interest legal internship in New York State or the greater metropolitan area , or (ii) attending a New York State or greater metropolitan area law school who will be spending at least ten weeks of the summer of 2016 in an unpaid legal internship in New York State or the greater metropolitan area, which specifically focuses on the needs of the local South Asian community, or (iii) attending a New York State or greater metropolitan area law school who will be spending at least ten weeks of the summer of 2016 in an unpaid legal internship in South Asia.
Contact:
Completed applications must be submitted to Uday Luthra at sabanyfellowship@gmail.com no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 18, 2016. Questions may be directed to Uday Luthra at sabanyfellowship@gmail.com.
Last Checked On:
2/2016
Title:
The Public Interest Internship Program Summer Fellowships
Deadline:
3/30/2015
Amount:
$5,000 (10 weeks)
Brief Summary:
Law students and recent law school graduates are eligible to apply for a limited number of $5,000 grants to fund unpaid full-time summer internships in public interest law in Georgia. We hope this will help expand the number of students and young lawyers able to pursue opportunities in public interest law in Georgia. Eligible internship placements must be unpaid and for a minimum of ten (10) weeks and 400 hours in Georgia. Please complete the form and email it to yld@gabar.org, 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 March 30, 2015, at 5 p.m. Applicants will receive an email confirming the receipt of all application documents. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please call the YLD office at 404-526-8607.
Contact:
Please email questions to yld@gabar.org
Last Checked On:
10/2016
Title:
Legal Aid Association of California, Dan Bradley Summer Fellowship Program
Deadline:
3/30/2015
Amount:
$2000
Brief Summary:
Law students who will spend the summer of 2015 interning at a LAAC member organization; AND who plan to work either at a rural program or on a rural issue; AND who have not secured more than $2,000 of other funding for their summer work. Applicants must also have a strong interest in a career in public interest law, working to defend and expand the legal rights of people who live in poverty. Students of color and students from low-income or working class backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
Contact:
433 California Street, Suite 815 San Francisco, CA 94104 Phone: 415-834 -0100 Fax: 415-834-0202 Email: lkline@laaconline.org
Last Checked On:
10/2016

APRIL DEADLINES

Title:
South Asian Bar Association of Washington D.C. Public Interest Fellowship
Deadline:
4/3/2015
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 3, 2015 to sabadcsecretary@gmail.com.
Last Checked On:
10/2016
Title:
District of Texas Blask Fellowship Grants
Deadline:
4/15/2016
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 2016 in the offices of a federal court or agency located within the Southern District of Texas.
Contact:
Send applications to fba.southtx@gmail.com, For additional inquiries contact: Elena Bible, Executive Director, Southern District of Texas elena.bible@nortonrosefulbright.com
Last Checked On:
2/2016
Title:
Virginia State Bar Local Government Fellowship
Deadline:
4/1/2016
Amount:
$4000.00
Brief Summary:
The Board of Governors of the VSB Local Government Section will award a $4,000 fellowship to an outstanding first or second-year law student who has committed to working full-time for a minimum of 10 weeks at a Virginia local government attorney’s office during the summer of 2016, or divide the fellowship between two students working full-time for a minimum of 5 weeks each.
Contact:
Email: vsblocalgovernment@gmail.com
Last Checked On:
2/2016

MAY DEADLINES

Title:
Asian Pacific American Bar Association Educational Fund (AEF) Summer Fellowship - Washington, DC
Deadline:
5/1/2015
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
Last Checked On:
2/2016
Title:
2015 Summer Law Student Summer Grant - Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area
Deadline:
5/1/2015
Amount:
Not Specified
Brief Summary:
The Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area ("AABA") is offering one or more grants to help fundqualified summer law clerk(s) to work on legal projects that provide free legal services to the Asian American community. Applicants must be sponsored by a non-profit legal organization that has agreed to supervise the applicant forthe summer of 2015. The grant will be funded by the AABA Law Foundation through the Community ServicesCommittee of AABA. Interested applicants should meet the following three requirements: 1. Have a summer position with a non-profit legal service organization; 2. Will work on a project(s) that provides legal assistance to the Asian American community; 3. Commit to at least 10 weeks of work on the project(s) this summer. Note: There is a preference for applicants who intend to provide legal assistance in the Bay Area. AABA Summer Grant application submissions have two components: 1. Submit a 3-page maximum grant proposal that includes the following six items:(a) Your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address;(b) A description of the type of work that you will pursue under the grant;(c) A description of your qualifications;(d) The name of the non-profit legal service organization that you will be working with, including a reference contact andtelephone number;(e) A description of any other grants, compensation, or financial aid you will receive for this summer's work; and(f) A short essay that addresses the following topic:Discuss the current civil rights issue that affects the Asian American community that is most important to you, anddescribe how you intend to address this issue during your career as an attorney. Explain your choice using concreteexamples from your personal, professional, and/or educational background.Suggested topics include, but are not limited to, immigration, gender equality, LGBTQ rights, education, housing access,poverty, and labor/employment issues. 2. Submit a resume.
Contact:
P.O. Box 190517 San Francisco, California 94119-0517
Last Checked On:
3/2016
Title:
National Association for Law Placement/PSJD - Washington, DC
Deadline:
5/8/2015
Amount:
$11-13/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.
Contact:
1220 19th Street NW Suite 401 Washington, DC 20036-2405 Contact: Sam Halpert, PSJD Fellow E-mail: shalpert@nalp.org
Last Checked On:
4/2016

JUNE DEADLINES

Title:
Summer Equality Fellowships
Deadline:
6/15/2015
Amount:
varies; up to $1,000
Brief Summary:
The LGBT Bar Association of the District of Columbia is proud to announce its 2015 Equality Fellowships, which will support law students working at DC-area LGBT legal non-profit organizations this summer on either an unpaid or partially-paid basis. The Equality Fellowships hope to encourage law students taking their first steps toward careers tackling our nation’s most complex LGBT legal issues. The Equality Fellowships will pay up to $1,000 to law students selected to be LGBT Bar Association of the District of Columbia Equality Fellows. For more information about the Fellowships and an application form, please follow the link below. Please submit all materials to LGBTSummerFellowships@gmail.com.
Contact:
LGBTSummerFellowships@gmail.com
Last Checked On:
5/2016

AUGUST DEADLINES

Title:
South Asian Bar Association of Northern California Public Interest Fellowship
Deadline:
8/30/2015
Amount:
$8,000 (16 weeks)
Brief Summary:
The Foundation provides financial assistance in the form of a summer fellowship for alaw student working at a public interest or government agency. The primary purpose of thefellowship is to fund a student’s internship with a public interest organization or governmentagency in Northern California that is doing work, which impacts the South Asian communityand/or the Northern California community-at-large. Each applicant must be a current law student in good standing and must plan to beemployed or intern with a public interest organization or government agency during the summerof 2015. In addition, applicants must have demonstrated commitment to serving issues that impact the South Asian community.The Foundation considers all of the materials submitted bythe applicant, with particular weight given to the applicant’s essay. Other factors that the Foundation may consider include commitment to public service, financial need, academicachievement, and other personal circumstances.Strong preference will be afforded to applicantswho are enrolled in a Northern California law school and employed at a Northern Californiaorganization doing work that directly impacts the South Asian community.
Contact:
Application materials must be sent no later than 5 p.m. on August 30, 2015, to the following email address: Priya Brandes, SABA-NC Secretary, secretary@southasianbar.org.
Last Checked On:
10/2016

SEPTEMBER DEADLINES

Title:
Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley Equal Justice Scholarship (Greater Bay Area)
Deadline:
9/20/2015
Amount:
$5,000
Brief Summary:
The Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley (“APABA-SV”) Charity Foundation is pleased to invite applications for the APABA-SV Equal Justice Scholarship, funded by Lee, Tran & Liang. PURPOSE: To recognize law students in the greater Bay Area who have: Overcome personal hardships or challenges; Shown excellence and achievement in law school; and Demonstrated leadership and service to the Asian Pacific American community. Although not required, strong preference will be given to those law students who interned this past summer or will be interning next summer at a nonprofit organization that serves the Asian Pacific American community and who show financial need. AWARDS: Up to two scholarships of $5,000 each. APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS 1. Résumé submission. Please include grade point average if applicable. Grade point average and enrollment are subject to verification. 2. Essay submission. (Two page maximum). The essay should address how the applicant satisfies the above-mentioned purpose of the scholarship. If interning at a non-profit organization that serves the Asian Pacific American community, please also address your goals for the internship. 3. Interview. Finalists will be interviewed on September 20, 2015. In addition, APABA-SV Charity Foundation requires that all scholarship recipients: - Attend the APABA-SV 30th Anniversary Gala, at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, on October 16, 2015; - Become a Student Member of APABA-SV (free of charge); - Participate as APABA-SV’s Student Liaison at his or her law school by advertising APABA-SV events and rallying fellow law students to attend APABA-SV events and advertising scholarships for the Charity Foundation; - Join an APABA-SV Committee; and - Become a New Member with APABA-SV upon graduation from law school.
Contact:
General Info: apabasv@gmail.com President: Hogene Choi Baker Botts LLP hogene.choi@bakerbotts.com Membership: Wei Lu Couchbase, Inc. membership@apabasv.com Sponsorship: APABA-SV apabasv@gmail.com Mailing Address: APABA-SV P.O. Box 60988 Palo Alto, California 94306
Last Checked On:
2/2016
Title:
Workers’ Rights Scholarship
Deadline:
9/30/2015
Amount:
$500
Brief Summary:
Ochoa King ("Ochoa Legal Group") is a full-service labor and employment law firm dedicated to defending, advancing and supporting the rights of workers and their unions. Our law practice is well-versed in federal and state labor laws, experienced in representing unions and individual employees in the courtroom, before arbitrators, at the National Labor Relations Board, Agricultural Labor Relations Board, Public Employment Relations Board and other administrative agencies. Investing in the next generation of labor activists and union-side labor lawyers, Ochoa King has established the Workers’ Rights Scholarship to help defray the costs of obtaining a law school education, including tuition, fees, books, and related expenses. The $500 award recognizes a California law student who demonstrates superior academic achievement, a sustained and extensive commitment to the labor movement, often while overcoming serious personal hardships and obstacles, and an intent to pursue a career in the field workers’ rights upon graduation. Qualifications Enrolled full-time in a California law school in the current academic year. Interested in pursuing a career in workers’ rights Strong academic achievement and a demonstrated commitment to workers’ rights. People of color, women, veterans, LGBTQ and candidates with disabilities or from economically disadvantaged backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Applicants should submit their completed application no later than 5pm on September 30. To apply for the Scholarship, candidates must submit the following materials: 1) Completed Application Form (http://www.union-attorneys.org/Scholarship%20Application%20Form-1.pdf ) 2) Current Resume 3) Official/Unofficial Transcript 4) Personal Statement (500 word maximum) explaining why you wish to pursue a career in the labor movement and how your background and/or life experiences would improve diversity in the field of workers’ rights. Submit the completed application as a single PDF document to Dovie Yoana King, Law Partner, by email to: info@union-attorneys.org.
Contact:
Dovie Yoana King, Law Partner, email: info@union-attorneys.org
Last Checked On:
9/2016
Title:
APABA-SV Equal Justice Scholarship
Deadline:
9/20/2015
Amount:
$5000
Brief Summary:
The Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley (“APABA-SV”) Charity Foundation is pleased to invite applications for the APABA-SV Equal Justice Scholarship, funded by Lee, Tran & Liang. PURPOSE: To recognize law students in the greater Bay Area who have: Overcome personal hardships or challenges; Shown excellence and achievement in law school; and Demonstrated leadership and service to the Asian Pacific American community. Although not required, strong preference will be given to those law students who interned this past summer or will be interning next summer at a nonprofit organization that serves the Asian Pacific American community and who show financial need. AWARDS: Up to two scholarships of $5,000 each. APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Résumé submission. Please include grade point average if applicable. Grade point average and enrollment are subject to verification. Essay submission. (Two page maximum). The essay should address how the applicant satisfies the above-mentioned purpose of the scholarship. If interning at a non-profit organization that serves the Asian Pacific American community, please also address your goals for the internship. Interview. Finalists will be interviewed on September 20, 2015. In addition, APABA-SV Charity Foundation requires that all scholarship recipients: Attend the APABA-SV 30th Anniversary Gala, at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, on October 16, 2015; Become a Student Member of APABA-SV (free of charge); Participate as APABA-SV’s Student Liaison at his or her law school by advertising APABA-SV events and rallying fellow law students to attend APABA-SV events and advertising scholarships for the Charity Foundation; Join an APABA-SV Committee; and Become a New Member with APABA-SV upon graduation from law school.
Contact:
If you have any questions, please contact us at apabasv@gmail.com.
Last Checked On:
9/2016

OCTOBER DEADLINES

Title:
Goldmark Equal Access to Justice Summer Internship (Seattle, Washington)
Deadline:
10/16/2015
Amount:
?
Brief Summary:
At the Legal Foundation of Washington, a supporter of the Alliance for Equal Justice, providing civil legal aid to those with nowhere else to turn is our priority. Through the Goldmark Equal Justice Internship, we help to fulfill the equal justice mission by funding a legal intern to a Foundation grantee who will provide meaningful access to justice through research and writing, casework and client services. While students are paid to gain valuable experience working in a public interest law office, there is little or no cost to the host program. After the selection of the host program, the availability of a specific internship is advertised to law students between mid-August and mid-October. The Goldmark Internship announcement is posted through career development centers at close to 200 law schools nationwide, including the three Washington state law schools. Second year law students through recent graduates may apply for these internships by submitting completed applications to the Foundation in mid-October each year. Goldmark Internship Committee members review all complete applications received and then narrow the number down to three to five finalists for personal interviews. Interviews are conducted mid-November and may be in-person or conducted by telephone. Law students are notified of the committee's decision late November. The intern will then work the following summer for a 10-week period.
Contact:
The Legal Foundation of Washington 1325 4th Avenue, Suite 1335 Seattle, WA 98101-2509 Phone: (206) 624-2536(206) 624-2536 Fax: (206) 382-3396 Executive Director e-mail: caitlindc@legalfoundation.org Director of Grant Programs e-mail: andrea@legalfoundation.org
Last Checked On:
2/2016

NOVEMBER DEADLINES

Title:
The New York Bar Foundation - Trusts and Estates Law Section Fellowship
Deadline:
11/30/2015
Amount:
$6,000 (10 weeks)
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.
Last Checked On:
9/2016
Title:
The Honorable Joel K. Asarch Elder Law and Special Needs Section Scholarship
Deadline:
11/30/2015
Amount:
$2500.00
Brief Summary:
The New York Bar Foundation is pleased to announce the 2016 The Honorable Joel K. Asarch Elder Law and Special Needs Section Scholarship which has been established by The Foundation through a gift from the Elder Law and Special Needs Section of The New York State Bar Association. The $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to a second year (2L) or third year (3L) law student who is enrolled in a law school in the State of New York during the 2015-2016 academic year and is actively participating in an Elder Law Clinic at the school during the 2015-2016 academic year or performs other substantial efforts which demonstrate interest in the legal rights of the elderly or those with disabilities.
Contact:
The Honorable Joel K. Asarch Elder Law and Special Needs Section Scholarship The New York Bar Foundation One Elk Street Albany, NY 12207 Email: moclair@tnybf.org
Last Checked On:
11/2016

DECEMBER DEADLINES

Title:
Education Pioneers Fellowship (Priority Round)
Deadline:
12/16/2015
Amount:
?
Brief Summary:
Applicants are required to have earned an undergraduate degree by the time of their application. Summer track only: Applicants are strongly preferred to have earned a graduate degree or be enrolled in a graduate school program by the start of the 2016 academic year (September 2016). Applicants are strongly preferred to have at least two years of full-time professional experience (40 hours a week), which excludes undergraduate summer work or internships. Education Pioneers and its partners do not sponsor employment-based visas. Fellows are required to be authorized to work in the U.S. on a full-time basis (40 hours a week) for the duration of their employment. For the summer track, Fellows must be authorized to work in the U.S. from June – August 2016.
Contact:
See fellowship site for application
Last Checked On:
2/2016
Title:
New York State Bar Association - Minority Fellowships in Environmental Law
Deadline:
12/18/2015
Amount:
$6,000 (10 weeks)
Brief Summary:
Eligibility 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. Fellowship Criteria 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. Contact: Lisa Bataille, Section Liaison, at lbataille@nysba.org
Last Checked On:
2/2016
Title:
The Sonia & Celina Sotomayor Judicial Internship Program
Deadline:
12/22/2015
Amount:
?
Brief Summary:
The Joint Minority Bar Judicial Internship Program ("JMB JIP") was founded in 2009 by Linda S. Lin, Senior Counsel, Senior Complex Claims Director at Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance, together with the Association of Judges of Hispanic Heritage ("AJHH"), the Asian American Bar Association of New York ("AABANY"), the Asian American Law Fund of New York ("AALFNY"), the Metropolitan Black Bar Association ("MBBA"), the New York Women's Bar Association Foundation, Inc. (NYWBAF"), the Puerto Rican Bar Association ("PRBA"), and the South Asian Bar Association of New York ("SABANY"). These organizations joined together to offer law students who completed at least one year of law school the opportunity to enhance their legal educations with summer judicial internships in New York metropolitan area courthouses. Since 2009, JMB JIP has grown from a program with nine interns to one with more than thirty interns. In August 2015 the JMB JIP merged with the Sonia and Celina High School Judicial Internship Program to form the Sonia and Celina Judicial Internship Program. JMB JIP's founder Linda S. Lin is "thrilled and honored to be joining forces with SCS HSJIP and developing a deeper pipeline program."
Contact:
Application form found online: http://www.scsjip.org/docs/scsjip_ls_application.pdf
Last Checked On:
2/2016

ROLLING DEADLINES

Title:
Pennsylvania Legal Aid, Inc. - Martin Luther King Internship and Fellowship Program
Deadline:
Rolling
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:
Third year and recent law school graduates may indicate their interest in the MLK Fellowship program by sending a letter expressing interest, a resume, a writing samples and three (3) references to: MLK Fellowship Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network 118 Locust Street Harrisburg, PA 17101
Last Checked On:
9/2016
Title:
The Texas Access to Justice Internship Program
Deadline:
Rolling
Amount:
$2,500 (10 weeks)
Brief Summary:
During the academic year 2015-2016, the Commission will provide approximately 4 internships to law students. The academic year internship will be for one of the following time frames: Fall (September–December 2015) or Spring (January–May 2016). Fall interns may apply for continued funding for the spring semester during the spring application period. Applications will be considered as funds are available and will be accepted on a rolling basis. However, applications received earlier in the semester will have a greater chance to be funded. Academic year interns will receive a stipend of $2,500 per semester for 200 hours of work. Students will receive payment directly from the Texas Access to Justice Commission and will be issued a 1099 at the end of the year. The stipend is considered taxable income and students are responsible for ascertaining their own tax liability.
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:
10/2016
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:
1/2016

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