Summer Public Interest Grant Program
The Summer Public Interest Grant Program is for students seeking funding to offset expenses relating to unpaid summer internships in public interest law. Please click on link for this year’s application. Students must secure placements before applying for funding. Applications are typically available in January and due in March. All instructions and details are available in the application form. Past Summer Public Interest Grant Recipients have worked in the following organizations:
Georgia Innocence Project, Decatur, Georgia
National Security/Immigrant’s Rights Project, ACLU, Georgia
Three Rivers Legal Services, Florida
Animal Welfare Institute, Washington D.C.
United Mountain Defense Board, Tennessee
Legal Services, Birmingham, Alabama
Georgia Legal Services, Atlanta, GA
Grameen Trust, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Alabama Appleseed Center for Law & Justice, Montgomery, Alabama
The Rutherford Institute, Charlottesville, Virginia
South Carolina Commission on Indigent Defense
Trout Unlimited, California Water Project, CA
The Family Defense Center, Chicago, Illinois
Black Warrior Riverkeepers, Birmingham, AL
The Advocacy Center of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA
Elder Law Clinic, The University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, AL
Legal Services of Alabama, Montgomery, AL
Timap for Justice, Sierra Leone
Foundation for Human Rights Initiative, Kampala, Uganda
Equal Justice Initiative, Montgomery, AL
Please note that priority for funding is given to students working at non-profit (501c3) or non-governmental organizations; however applications for students interning at public defender or prosecutor offices as well as state and federal government entities, will be considered if funding permits.
Additional funding sources for summer public interest work can be found at https://www.psjd.org/Funding_&_Debt.