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1 Beyond PILF: Funding Your 2011 Summer Public Interest Job

2 Where to Begin Many funding sources are connected to a locale or practice areaMany funding sources are connected to a locale or practice area –Consider “your” practice areas –Consider locale- both your home state and where you plan to work during the summer Legal Aid Assoc. of CA, Dan Bradley Fellowships, http://www.calegaladvocates.org/about/item.2412- LAAC_AwardsLegal Aid Assoc. of CA, Dan Bradley Fellowships, http://www.calegaladvocates.org/about/item.2412- LAAC_Awards http://www.calegaladvocates.org/about/item.2412- LAAC_Awards http://www.calegaladvocates.org/about/item.2412- LAAC_Awards NJ Summer Public Interest Legal Fellowships, www.lsnj.org/internprog.htmNJ Summer Public Interest Legal Fellowships, www.lsnj.org/internprog.htm www.lsnj.org/internprog.htm

3 Typical Funding Sources Bar Associations-Bar Associations- –Mass Bar Foundation Legal Intern Fellowship Affinity Groups-Affinity Groups- –Pride Law Fellowships, Asian American Law Foundation of New York Private Foundations-Private Foundations- –Peggy Browning Fund, Blackstone Legal Fellowship Topic Area-Topic Area- –ALDF (Animal Legal Defense Fund)Summer Research Grants, AFL-CIO Law Student Union Summer

4 How to begin your search Apply to internships that have funding (or possibility of funding) attachedApply to internships that have funding (or possibility of funding) attached PSLawNet- Career Central  Financing a summer public interest jobPSLawNet- Career Central  Financing a summer public interest job Summer Funding Opportunity Binder ( Career Services resource room)Summer Funding Opportunity Binder ( Career Services resource room) Google search terms-Google search terms- –“summer fellowships in law topic” –“funding summer public interest work”

5 Where else can I search? Practice area websites (non-traditional legal sites)Practice area websites (non-traditional legal sites) –American Bar Association –Society of Professional Journalists http://www.spj.org/i-pullkilgore.asp,1/14/2011 http://www.spj.org/i-pullkilgore.asp,1/14/2011http://www.spj.org/i-pullkilgore.asp –Kaiser Family Foundation (health law related) http://www.kaiseredu.org/fellowships/default.aspx # http://www.kaiseredu.org/fellowships/default.aspx # http://www.kaiseredu.org/fellowships/default.aspx # –Environmental Law and Policy Center, http://elpc.org/2010/12/01/summer-2011-law- student-internship-opportunities http://elpc.org/2010/12/01/summer-2011-law- student-internship-opportunities http://elpc.org/2010/12/01/summer-2011-law- student-internship-opportunities

6 The search does not end with the PILF deadline A number of fellowships (and paid legal internship positions) become available through April.A number of fellowships (and paid legal internship positions) become available through April. –The Anheuser-Busch Norman Y. Mineta Fellowship: The deadline is April 30, 2010.

7 Examples of deadlines (2010/11) Peggy Browning Fund Summer internship- www.peggybrowningfund.org, 1/14/2011Peggy Browning Fund Summer internship- www.peggybrowningfund.org, 1/14/2011 www.peggybrowningfund.org Bergstrom Fellowship- www.law.umich.edu/bergstrom, 2/14/2011Bergstrom Fellowship- www.law.umich.edu/bergstrom, 2/14/2011 www.law.umich.edu/bergstrom Federal Communications Bar Assoc. Foundation- www.fcba.org/foundation/internship_stipends.s html, 3/19/2010Federal Communications Bar Assoc. Foundation- www.fcba.org/foundation/internship_stipends.s html, 3/19/2010 www.fcba.org/foundation/internship_stipends.s html www.fcba.org/foundation/internship_stipends.s html

8 Deadlines (2010/11) Qlaw Foundation Public Interest Summer Grants- www.q-law.org, 3/19/2010Qlaw Foundation Public Interest Summer Grants- www.q-law.org, 3/19/2010www.q-law.org Equal Justice America Legal Services Fellowships- www.equaljusticeamerica.org, 3/21/2011Equal Justice America Legal Services Fellowships- www.equaljusticeamerica.org, 3/21/2011www.equaljusticeamerica.org ABA John J. Curtin, Jr. Fellowship- www.abanet.org/homeless/curtin.shtml, 3/25/2011ABA John J. Curtin, Jr. Fellowship- www.abanet.org/homeless/curtin.shtml, 3/25/2011 www.abanet.org/homeless/curtin.shtml

9 Deadlines (2010/11) Equal Justice Works Summer Corps Program- www.equaljusticeowrks.org, 4/1/10Equal Justice Works Summer Corps Program- www.equaljusticeowrks.org, 4/1/10 www.equaljusticeowrks.org PrideLaw Fund fellowship- www.pridelawfund.org/fellowships/summer, 4/1/2011PrideLaw Fund fellowship- www.pridelawfund.org/fellowships/summer, 4/1/2011 www.pridelawfund.org/fellowships/summer Southern District of TX, Fellowship Grants, www.fbasouthtexas.org, awarded to law students who serve as volunteer interns for Federal judges or agencies within Southern District of TX. 4/02/2010Southern District of TX, Fellowship Grants, www.fbasouthtexas.org, awarded to law students who serve as volunteer interns for Federal judges or agencies within Southern District of TX. 4/02/2010 www.fbasouthtexas.org

10 Deadlines (2010/11) Robert Masur Fellowship in Civil Liberties- www.nationinstitute.org, 5/01/2010Robert Masur Fellowship in Civil Liberties- www.nationinstitute.org, 5/01/2010 For more summer funding see: www.PSLawNet.orgFor more summer funding see: www.PSLawNet.org www.PSLawNet.org


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