Summer Internship Funding – Homelessness and Poverty

The 2021 John J. Curtin, Jr. Fellowship application deadline is Friday, March 26. The application is still open and accepting applicants through then!

The Curtin Justice Fund Legal Internship Program is managed by the American Bar Association Commission on Homelessness and Poverty. The Commission will award a $3,500 stipend to three law school students who spend the summer months working for a bar association or legal services program designed to prevent homelessness or assist homeless or indigent clients or their advocates. The Legal Internship Program will provide much-needed legal assistance to organizations serving the under-represented and give students direct experience in a public interest forum. Through this, it aims both to help homeless clients and to encourage careers in the law that further the goals of social justice. The ideal intern will have a demonstrated interest in public interest law and experience working with people experiencing homelessness/poverty or on issues affecting them. All law students are eligible, and first year law students are encouraged to apply. The intern must commit no less than eight continuous weeks between May 1 and September 1 to the program of their choice.

More information about the Curtin Fellowship and the application can be found here: John J. Curtin, Jr. Fellowship (americanbar.org)<https://www.americanbar.org/groups/public_interest/homelessness_poverty/john_j_curtin_jr_fellowship1>

Questions can be directed to homeless@americanbar.org.

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