FUNDING FOR SUMMER PUBLIC INTEREST OPPORTUNITIES

If you will be working in the public sector this summer, please consider applying for one of more of the summer stipends listed below. Note- there are different deadlines for each. These stipends are available only to Denver Law students. Work in judicial chambers is generally not eligible.

 Please note: you are also eligible to earn externship credit simultaneously with receiving a stipend/award, provided your externship is approved. Contact afreeman@law.du.edu with any questions. The deadline for summer externship registration is April 24.

1.       Hill and Robbins Fellowship with Colorado Legal Services-ID Project ($3000 for the summer, 100 hours of work for spring at $10/hour): If you are interested in legal aid work and specifically engaging in advocacy that relates to lack of ID documents, and have some availability this spring as well as this summer, consider applying to this fellowship. Only one award will be given. The deadline is February 24, 2017. For more detailed information, see attached PDF “Hill and Robbins” and visit the active listing on Symplicity.

2.       Squire Patton Boggs Foundation Fellowship ($2500): If you will be engaging in public policy work for either a nonprofit or government agency, consider applying for this fellowship. You cannot engage in litigation, trial work, or client representation to receive an award. Two awards will be given. Applications are submitted through Symplicity and are due by 5pm on March 24, 2017. See attached PDF “Squire Patton Boggs” for more information and visit the active listing on Symplicity.

3.       Ann Scales Memorial Summer Fellowship ($500-$3000): If you will be spending your summer doing social justice work in the US, consider applying for the Ann Scales Memorial Summer Fellowship. Multiple awards will be given. Applications are due by 11:59pm on April 14, 2017 to afreeman@law.du.edu. For more detailed information, see attached PDF “Ann Scales.”

4.       PILG Summer Clerkships (Amount TBD): The student group PILG raises money each year to provide funding to students who are working in a legal placement with a public interest organization or government agency. The number of awards and amount of each award is yet to be determined. Applications are due by 11:59pm on April 14, 2017. You have to complete an online application: http://tinyurl.com/2017pilgclerkship. Instructions on that application also indicate that you have to submit a resume and verification from your employer to afreeman@law.du.edu.

5.       Ved Nanda Center Summer Stipends: ($500-$1500 generally): The Ved Nanda Center at Denver Law often provides funds for stipends to students working or externing in the area of human rights. This program has not yet been finalized yet for summer 2017, but we imagine information will come out soon. Visit http://www.law.du.edu/index.php/ved-nanda-center-for-international-law/students and/or email aaguirre@law.du.edu for more information in the coming weeks.

 For a list of summer stipends that are open to non-Denver Law students visit the PSJD Summer Funding Sources page, which advertises stipends for work in a range of geographic areas and/or substantive issues. Deadlines vary. You may also be interested in the national EJW AmeriCorpsJD program, which offers an education award vs. a cash stipend to students working in veterans issues, disaster relief, immigrant justice, and employment work. Deadline is April 14, 2017 but it is a comprehensive process so check it out soon.

 We encourage you to apply to these opportunities. Good luck and thank you for using your law degree to serve the public good!

 Alexi Freeman

Director of Externships & Public Interest Initiatives

Associate Professor of the Practice

By Andrea Montague
Andrea Montague Career / Student Development Consultant Andrea Montague