Financing a Public Interest Summer and Career
Georgetown provides substantial support to students and alumni pursuing non-profit and government legal opportunities through a variety of different programs. Use the resources below to explore summer funding programs and post-graduate funding and debt-relief programs to help you launch your legal career.
SUMMER FUNDING PROGRAMS:
Georgetown offers guaranteed summer funding for students engaged in
public service summer activities. There are two Summer
Funding programs: Public Service Summer Grants and Dean's Public Service
Fellowships (only for upper-class students). In addition, EJF Summer
Augmenting Awards can be used to supplement
either the Grant or Fellowship.
LOAN REPAYMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS:
Georgetown's Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) assists J.D. graduates in pursuing public interest careers. Graduates who qualify for LRAP benefits receive assistance with monthly student loan payments in the form of interest-free loans from Georgetown Law. To learn more about LRAP, additional federal loan repayment programs and other ways to afford a post-graduate career in public interest law, see Loan Repayment and Financing a Public Interest Career.
Georgetown's Partner Fellowships are opportunities designed only for recent Georgetown graduates, funded in part by Georgetown, and created in partnership with a number of non-profit or local government offices in DC and around the country. These fellowships are one year opportunities at organizations that rarely hire new graduates for entry-level positions and that open doors for fellows within those organizations or similar ones in the field. Georgetown supports dozens of Partner Fellowships a year at entities such as: DC Office of the Attorney General, ACLU of Alaska, Lawyer's Without Borders, Catholic Charities, Legal Aid of North Carolina, Environmental Working Group, Campaign Legal Center and the DC Office of the Mayor.