SUMMER PUBLIC INTEREST FUNDING

AmeriCorps JD Funding

Equal Justice Works’ AmeriCorps JD program provides 1Ls and 2Ls with an opportunity to serve local communities this summer. Participants receive an educational award of $1,230 for three hundred hours of service and can work on issues of employment, veterans, disaster relief, immigration and/or elder abuse at nonprofit organizations and law school clinics.

There are two ways students can participate in AmeriCorps JD:

  • If students are still looking for positions this summer, they should check out our list of over 100 organizations currently seeking candidates. There are prepared sample emails for the students to send to the organizations to inquire about the program and to get the details on each site’s enrollment process. A list of sites currently recruiting on the West Coast/Mountain Regions is copied below.
  • If students have already secured a position for this summer, students should review the application guidelines and apply! Nearly all law school clinics and nonprofit organizations working on the aforementioned issues qualify. Note that students cannot receive more than $4,422 in other funding for their internship to be eligible.

This year, EJW has over 800 hundred slots nationwide reserved for those interested in this program and will be accepting participants on a rolling basis until the positions are filled. If any students are interested in a quick overview of the program and the application process, check out the “Crash Course: Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps JD Program” webinar.  If you register, you’ll be sent a recording of the presentation. Please direct any questions to americorpsjd@equaljusticeworks.org.

 

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