Public Interest Summer Stipend Program

The Public Interest Summer Stipend Program awards stipends of approximately $3,000 each to selected UMass Law students who will work in full-time legal internships for non-profit or government organizations at which they will be employed for at least eight weeks during the summer.

Internships are one of the best ways for students to explore public interest law as a possible career path. The stipends help to defray students’ costs, bring in matching funds, and recognize students who have a strong commitment to public interest law

Guidelines & application

See the Summer Stipend Guidelines & Application‌‌ for information regarding:

  • employer eligibility
  • student eligibility
  • work requirements
  • compensation restrictions
  • selection criteria
  • deadlines

To be considered for a stipend, the student must submit a completed application form, résumé, and personal statement by email to Leslie Becker Wilson. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.