July 23, 2007
The New York Law Journal reports that the number of summer interns working in government or at non-profit organizations is up this year. This “bumper crop” of public interest summer interns is partially a result of the increased funding for such work from many law schools, making it much easier to find and accept positions. Harvard Law School guarantees summer funding for all its students doing public service work through the SPIF program. The article, which quotes HLS students Christine M. Billy ’08 and Kara Loewentheil ’08, also notes that public interest jobs offer more responsibility than summer work at private firms. Full story here (free subscription required).