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Public Interest Summer Programs & Funding Opportunities

Loyola is a subscriber to PSJD which gives students access to a searchable database of thousands of domestic and international public interest organizations and employment opportunities. The website also contains resources for summer funding available for work in any geographic location or for work in a specific geographic location, a listing of law firms sponsoring split public interest summer programs, and a comprehensive global web directory of governmental and non-governmental organizations. 





  • IABA-Chicago Fellowship
    The IABA-Chicago Fellowship provides a $1,500 grant to a law school student who works in an unpaid or low-paid summer position benefiting the public interest. Work benefiting the South Asian community is preferable but not required. All 1L and 2L law students are urged to submit an application (students do not need to be of South Asian descent to apply). The application should take less than one hour to complete. Additionally, to promote the grant recipient’s exposure to public interest law, the selected applicant must commit to volunteering at least 6 hours total between June to December in support of IABA-Chicago’s pro bono activities, including the Cyriac Kappil Clinic, as the IABA-Chicago Summer Intern. For more information see: http://iabachicago.org/public-interest/.

  • Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) Summer Internships
    The PILI Summer Internship program places students in designated Chicago area public interest organizations.  A PILI Intern (1L or 2L) receives a $5,000 stipend for ten weeks of full time summer work and participates in weekly educational and mentorship programs. Applications are typically accepted beginning on October 15 for 2Ls and on December 1 for 1Ls. The earlier you apply the better your chances of obtaining an internship. For details, please visit PILI's website at http://www.pili.org.


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