Students who seek summer public interest internships in non-profit and government agencies will find that it is quite common for these positions to be unpaid--though fortunately, there are a number of school sponsored and outside programs that offer law students a stipend to fund their summer work.
Georgetown offers guaranteed summer funding for students engaged in public service summer activities. Before Summer 2017, all of the Guaranteed Public Service Summer Funding was under the umbrella title "EJF Summer Funding." Starting Summer 2017, the program will have three distinct parts, Public Service Summer Grants, Dean's Public Service Summer Fellowships (only for upper-class students), and EJF Summer Augmenting Awards.
- More about the Equal Justice Foundation student group and their fundraising efforts
- View a list of 2016 Summer Public Interest Placements
In addition to Georgetown's Guaranteed Public Service Summer Funding programs, students can take advantage of several external (non-Georgetown) funding programs that provide stipends to students once they have secured an unpaid summer internship and programs that provide a stipend for their internship programs. These programs run the gamut from location based to issue based funding.