Funding Your Public Interest Work
Equal Justice Works Summer Corps Program
Equal Justice Works Summer Corps is an AmeriCorps-funded program that provides 350 law students with the opportunity to earn an $1,000 education award voucher for spending the summer in a qualifying internship at a non-profit, public interest organization. Students must complete 300 service hours to receive the education award voucher, which can be used to pay current educational expenses or qualified student loans. Additionally, county, state, and nonprofit public defenders offices now qualify for Summer Corps funding. The 2014 application was due on May 2, 2014 and was available on the Equal Justice Works website. The 2015 application due date has not yet been released. Fellowships are offered on a rolling basis.