The Customs and International Trade Bar Association (CITBA) and the American Society of International Economic Law Interest Group (ASIL IEcLIG) are committed to diversity and inclusion in the international trade and economic law fields, to ending racism and its effects on our society, and to increasing opportunities for attorneys from underrepresented groups in the field who have been adversely affected by racism.

To further these goals, CITBA and the ASIL IEcLIG are pleased to announce a joint summer fellowship for first- and second-year law students who are members of groups that historically have been underrepresented in the customs and international trade law practice in the United States, and that have been adversely affected by rracism.

ASIL and CITBA Summer 2022 Fellowship Details

  • The fellowship is intended to help cover expenses during the student’s summer work experience practicing international trade and economic law with a government agency, public interest organization, or international organization prior to graduation.
  • The fellowship does not provide placement; rather the student is required to locate and apply for summer internship opportunities. It is not required that applicants have secured placement prior to the fellowship deadline. 
  • The fellowship includes mentorship opportunities from both co-sponsoring organizations and a $1,000-$1,500 stipend.
  • Applicants must be first- or second-year J.D. students.
  • Given the constraints of COVID-19, work may be virtual or in-person.

How do I apply?

Please click here to apply for the ASIL and CITBA Summer 2022 Fellowship. Applications for the ASIL and CITBA Summer 2022 Fellowship must be submitted by March 15,2022 at 11:59pm EST.

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