Bernard Koteen Office of Public Interest Advising
Public Service Venture Fund Seed Grant Optional Letter of Intent, Deadline: November 30, 2022; and Application, Deadline: January 13, 2023
October 28, 2022
Emphasize the need for launching an ambitious but feasible non-profit that is scalable and sustainable to meet an unmet need with Theory of Change.
This fellowship for HLS students only is a two-step process: 1) secure a position with the GBLS unit that will host you; 2) collaborate with the host unit on whether you will serve as a staff attorney or work on a special project. Remember that you are still eligible to apply for a two-year EJW following a one-year school-funded fellowship.
Immigrant Justice Corps, Deadline: November 18, 2022
October 6, 2022
Demonstrate a strong commitment to immigration work and policy reform. Highlight proficiency in languages other than English, cultural competence, trauma-sensitive interview skills, and direct representation. Mention stakeholders, movement lawyering, and collaborative work in high pressured settings with diverse individuals and age groups. Indicate readiness to take the bar. Contact your first-choice organizations to express interest.
E. Barrett Prettyman and Stuart Stiller Fellowship, Deadline: Sept. 1-October 31, 2022 Directed by Georgetown Law, Fellows provide quality representation to adults and adolescents accused of crimes, while developing skills as a clinical instructor. Emphasize long-term commitment to PD work. Submit all essay drafts for review well in advance of the deadline.
Fulbright International Scholarship, Internal Deadline: October 1, 2022
September 22, 2022
Besides the three letters of recommendation for a Fulbright (preferably 2 of the 3 from HLS Faculty), you will need a Letter of Affiliation from the host country (faculty/NGO), a language form from someone who has taught the host’s official language, and a Campus Evaluation (discuss with Judy Murciano in a fellowship advising appointment or during drop-in office hours). Submit your drafts for review well in advance of the internal deadline.
Independence Foundation Fellowship, Deadline: September 19, 2022
September 9, 2022
Independence Foundation Fellows provide free, direct legal services in the Greater Philadelphia area. Consult your host organization about whether they are eligible for this fellowship in a given year.
Equal Justice Works (EJW) Fellowship, Deadline: September 13, 2022
September 2, 2022
EJW Fellows seek to meet the unmet legal needs of marginalized communities in a wide range of issue areas highlighted on their website. Project-driven, the EJW application prioritizes: 1) a clearly defined problem of significant magnitude; 2) an ambitious but feasible means to address the problem with an impactful, creative/innovative concrete strategy; 3) a sustainable and scalable solution; 4) a series of opportunities for engaging the sponsoring firm/corporation in the project. EJW proposals can often serve as a template for many additional fellowships throughout the year. Recommendations sent directly to the EJW portal must be received a week before the deadline.
Skadden Fellowship Info Session
April 25, 2022
Learn about this exciting and prestigious two-year post-graduate/post-clerkship fellowship.
Rising 2L Job Search Strategy Session (2022)
April 21, 2022
OPIA staff discuss factors to consider when choosing a 2L summer job.
Watch our panel of HLS alumni speak about their own journey from practicing at a law firm to a public interest career. Of varied backgrounds, our alums will share what they did to successfully make the transition and what they experienced along the way.
Is the Early Interview Program (EIP) Right for Me? (2022)
March 24, 2022
Watch this panel discussion with public-interest-minded current students as they reflect on their own decisions about whether to participate in EIP.
EJW Fellowship Info Session
March 24, 2022
Explore the possibilities of gaining 2 years of support at the job of your dreams with an innovative project at a U.S.-based organization by hearing from the Equal Justice Works Foundation.
Entry-Level Job Search Strategy Info Session
March 18, 2022
Learn about entry-level and post-clerkship job search topics like how to get started, what hiring mechanisms different types of employers use, and how to find job opportunities.
Post-Graduate Fellowship Insider (2021)
September 22, 2021
Watch this video with Fellowships Director Judy Murciano for an overview of fellowships, grants, and scholarships that will support public interest work, study, research, and entrepreneurship in the U.S. and abroad.
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