Summer funding info – courtesy of SPIL

January 10, 2013

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Resources for specific geographic regions:

Equal Justice Works Summer Corps

Deadline: Online application open until March 18, 2013; reviewed on a rolling basis

Compensation: $1,175 education award; issued as a voucher for education expenses



Summer Corps is an AmeriCorps-funded program that will provide 350 law students with the opportunity to earn a $1,175 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award for dedicating their summer to a qualifying legal project at a nonprofit public interest organization.  The student must find his or her own placement and plan to provide direct legal services to low-income and underserved individuals.  Note that government agencies, internationally-focused/based organizations and judicial clerkships are among placements that are considered ineligible.

Peggy Browning Fund Summer 2013 Fellowship Program

Deadline: January 18, 2013

Compensation: Typical 10-week stipend is $5,000; check each position listing


The Peggy Browning Fund Summer Fellowship Program funds over 25 positions in labor-related organizations throughout the United States.

Deborah T. Poritz Summer Public Interest Legal Fellowship Program – New Jersey

Deadline: Applications considered as they are received until all positions are filled (usually mid-April); interested students are strongly encouraged to apply as early as possible.

Compensation: This program is available to those who seek a paid fellowship as well those who pursue an opportunity but have other funding available to them. 


The Deborah T. Poritz Summer Public Interest Legal Fellowship awards summer intern fellowships to rising 1L and 2L law students at New Jersey public interest legal organizations. LSNJ expects to offer 15 internships for the summer of 2013 throughout the state.

The program particularly seeks people who have demonstrated their commitment to helping the disadvantaged through their prior work, extracurricular activities during school and volunteer efforts, and give evidence of strong commitment to a public interest career.  Grades, honors and personal achievements are also important.


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