Government and Public Interest

Numerous opportunities exist for University of Richmond School of Law students and graduates in government and public service. 

The Career Development Office invites government and public interest employers to interview students on campus and shares internship and employment opportunities with our students. We host an annual Government & Public Interest Interview Program, co-sponsored with Washington and Lee University School of Law and William & Mary Law School.

Additionally, we host programs and events that bring government and public interest professionals on campus to share their insights with students.

The law school offers Summer Stipend awards each year to first- and second-year law students with unpaid government or public interest legal internships. This past summer, 118 law students received Summer Stipend awards.

Learn more about government and public interest opportunities through the following links and resources:

Arizona Government Honors & Internship Handbook
(Please contact the Career Development Office for the required User ID and Password)

Commonwealth of Virginia Employment and Resource Center

Equal Justice Works

Equal Justice Works - Student Debt Relief

Federal Legal Employment Opportunities Guide

Government & Public Interest Handbook

Legal Services Corporation/Legal Aid

National District Attorneys Association

National Legal Aid & Defender Association

Presidential Management Fellows Program


Skadden Fellowship Foundation


U.S. Department of Justice Attorney General's Honors Program

Washington Council of Lawyers


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