Public Interest and Government Resources

The following are resources useful in pursuing government or public interest careers:

  1. Equal Justice Works 2013 Summer Corps Program: Provides law students with a stipend for working on a legal project at a qualifying nonprofit public interest organization or public defender office of their choosing. Applications will be accepted beginning December 18th and are accepted on a rolling basis. Since there is a limited amount of funding available, students are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as the application period opens on December 18th. The deadline to apply is March 18th.
  2. HOPE Summer Fellowship: Applications will be available on the HOPE website and HOPE will hold an information session in January for interested students.
  3. PSJD’s List of Summer Funding Resources Available for Work in Any Geographic Location.
  4. PSJD’s List of Summer Funding Resources for Work in Specific Geographical Regions.
  5. Federal “Pathways” Program: A new program similar to the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program. It is for recent graduates who obtained their degree within the last two years and provides developmental experiences in the federal government. Like the PMF program, participants’ positions may be converted to a permanent or long-term position at the end of the program.