The 2013 Immigrants’ Rights Summer Fellowship Program


Selection Criteria for the Michael Maggio Immigrants’ Rights Summer Fellowship Program:

Fellowship host sites must be recognized non-profit organizations. These include:

  • Nonprofit organizations serving low-income and underserved immigrant communities.
  • Legal services organizations that serve immigrants.
  • Civil rights organizations that advocate on behalf of immigrants.
  • Community-based organizations that engage in pro-immigrant advocacy.

The host organization must be willing to host the student for 10 weeks and provide a $1,500 stipend. The $1,500 amount may be paid from the host organization’s funds or may be provided by the law student through other means, e.g., law school public interest funding, independent fundraising, etc. The host organization must commit to supervise and provide all logistical needs of the Fellow including office space and supplies.

Fellowship Projects:

Selection criteria include:

  • Projects which provide direct legal services to low-income and underserved individuals, including intake, client and witness interviews, courtroom advocacy and legal research and writing.
  • Projects which provide community education and outreach.
  • Projects which advocate for more just and humane immigration laws and policies.


Fellowship recipients must meet the following criteria:

  • Law students enrolled in law school program.
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice and/or immigrants’ rights issues.

Application Requirements:

A complete application will include the following items:

  • cover letter;
  • completed application form (parts I & II);
  • letter of support from the host organization, including information about the organization, the work the Fellow will be doing and the name of the person responsible for supervising the Fellow); and
  • applicant’s resume.

How To Submit Your Application:

(1) To apply electronically (preferred method):

Please send your application via email with the following information in the subject line “[your name] – Maggio Fellowship 2013” and attach both the completed application form and the essays.

Please complete Part I and Part II of the application form. Part I is available as a PDF form that applicants may fill out electronically and submit via email attachment. Part II refers to the essay section of the application. The essays should be submitted as a separate attachment to your email in a format that is easily accessible by the general public (e.g., Word, PDF, etc.)

Michael Maggio Immigrants’ Rights Fellowship Application Form

(2) To apply via mail:

Mail the complete application to the following address:

National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild
14 Beacon Street
Suite 602
Boston, MA 02108
Attention: Dan Kesselbrenner