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The PILC Public Interest Summer Fellowship

Announcing the 2017 PILC Public Interest Summer Fellowship
This is Pace Law School’s ONLY funding source for summer internships in the public sector!

You do not have to have an internship secured already to apply!
Thinking about working in public interest, government or at an environmental organization this summer? YOU should apply!

Click here to download the Summer Funding Application

APPLICATION DUE:  On or before March 6, 2017 at 3pm to the PILC Office

In order to be eligible to apply, you must FIRST complete and file the following with the Financial Aid office: 

(1) Your 2016-17 & 2017-18 FAFSA applications(regardless of whether you currently have loans)and 
(2)  A 2017 Summer Aid Application
(Click here to download;You should request Off-Campus Federal Work Study on page 1)

**The PILC Public Interest Summer Fellowship is a competitive grant program that funds students working at full-time unpaid, off-campus public interest summer internships for which they are NOT receiving academic credit. Applicants are not guaranteed funding.  The fellowship cannot fund work at for-profit law firms or institutions, lobbying organizations or in judicial internships/clerkships.

Summer funding for unpaid public sector positions comes from several sources including the annual PILSO (Public Interest Law Students organization) Online Auction.  The Online Auction will be open March 8-March 15.  (We are not requiring applicants for funding to obtain donation items for the auction to be eligible for funding this year, however, applicants who do obtain 2 donation items will earn a “PILSO point” -  PILSO points are one factor considered in assessing funding applicants.)  For more details on obtaining items for the auction, the funding application procedures, as well as applicant and placement eligibility, please review the application. Contact Elyse Diamond in the Public Interest Law Center with any questions at or 914-422-4219.