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Summer Funding Opportunities

Students pursue a wide variety of summer employment assignments with financial support from work-study programs, grants, and fellowships. Financial aid programs include: 

Federal Work Study

Federal Work Study funds public interest work, which is defined as work to benefit the national or community welfare.

Equal Justice Foundation (EJF) Grants

EJF is a student-run public interest foundation that raises money for summer grants to fund public interest work. EJF grants are intended as a funding source with a particular focus on employment that is not otherwise fundable through work study or other grants. This includes international employment.

International Summer Human Rights Fellowships (ISHRF)

ISHRF funds students in summer placements with nonprofit government organizations, international tribunals, and other inter-governmental organizations or government offices involved in the direct service of human rights and development services abroad. ISHRF primarily fund placements held abroad.

The Alan M. Lerner Summer Fellowship

In memory of Professor Alan M. Lerner, and to continue his invaluable work, the family and friends of Professor Lerner have established a fund to provide summer stipends to law students engaged in child advocacy work during their first or second summers.

The Bernard and Zelda Wolfman Fellowship

The Wolfman Fellowship funds students working at public interest organizations which further the rights of prisoners and other institutionalized people.

Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition Fellowship

CTIC funds internships with public interest or government organizations involving technology policy, intellectual property, cyber law, privacy, and related fields.

Morgan Lewis Public Interest Fellowship

The Morgan Lewis Public Interest Fellowship funds internships with non-government public interest organizations in US cities where Morgan Lewis’ offices are located. 

Model Government and Public Affairs Initiative Fellowship

The Model Fellowship funds internships with federal, state, and local government agencies.

Law School Funding

Students who are ineligible for any of the above funding may still qualify for other law school funding if they work for public interest organizations in a legal capacity.

To apply and learn more about funding sources, click here.