South Asian Bar Association of Washington, D.C. Public Interest Summer Funding Fellowship
SABA-DC provides financial assistance in the form of summer fellowships to law students working at public interest organizations in the metropolitan D.C. area. The primary purpose of the fellowship is to help fund a student’s internship with a public interest organization for the benefit of the South Asian community and the metropolitan D.C. area. The number of Fellowships awarded, as well as the amount of each grant, will be determined by the SABA-DC Fellowship Committee and is based on SABA¬-DC’s fundraising efforts and the number of quality applicants it receives. SABA-DC has provided grants up to $5,000 per fellow in past years, and may sponsor up to four fellows this year.
Fellowship Selection Criteria
Each applicant must be a current law student in good standing, and must have received confirmation of employment or internship with a public interest organization during the summer of 2014. Public interest law can be practiced in five types of settings: nonprofit organizations; legal services organizations; district attorneys/public defenders; federal, state, and local government; and public service law firms. SABA-DC considers all of the materials submitted by the applicant, with particular weight given to the applicant’s essay. In addition, SABA-DC will schedule interviews with applicants as part of the selection process. Other factors that SABA-DC may consider include commitment to public service, financial need, academic achievement, and other criteria.
SABA-DC Non-Discrimination Policy
It is the policy of SABA-DC not to discriminate on the basis of age, gender, disability, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, veteran status, or sexual orientation.
Application Information available here.
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