Summer Public Service Fellowships
Through the Summer Public Service Fellowship Program, the School of Law provides summer funding to students working in qualifying public sector positions. Each student who secures qualifying public sector summer employment is guaranteed to receive one Fellowship during their academic career at the School of Law.
To submit an application for a Second Summer Public Service Fellowship, click here.
This optional session will take place on Jan. 11, 2017, at 4 p.m. Register via Symplicity.
Partner with your career advisor to develop a strategy to secure summer 2017 employment in the public sector.
- March 13: Prof. Klepfer covers Virginia materials
- March 15: Prof. Fetzer covers dockets and alerts
- March 20: Kyla Stone of Westlaw covers cost-effective research
- March 24: Prof. Zarin covers administrative materials
- March 27: Shelley Duncan of Lexis covers cost-effective research
- March 29: Prof. Janto covers practice materials
- April 3: Prof. Zarin covers transactional law research materials
- April 5: Graduate panel on legal research and employment
Summer Success is on April 7, 2017, at 12 p.m. Register via Symplicity.
Only after you have 1.) attended the Law Library’s Bridge the Gap Program; 2.) attended Think Like a Professional: Summer Success in the Public Sector; and 3.) secured summer 2017 employment, complete and submit a Fellowship Application. The following documents should be uploaded into Symplicity under the posting 2017 Summer Public Service Fellowship Application (First Requestor):
- your resume;
- a career statement of approximately 300 words or less explaining how your summer position will inform or assist you in achieving your long-term goals; and
- Summer Fellowship Employment Form. Your supervisor must sign your employment form or provide a letter confirming your employment. Any confirmation letter must specify the amount of compensation you are receiving directly from the employer or certify that you are not receiving any. Please note that a typed/electronic signature will not be accepted. An original signature or scanned copy is required.
You should also check to make sure you have direct deposit set up, and that the information in the system is correct. To check your account, log in to Bannerweb and click on the link “Manage and Set up Direct Deposit.” You should have Accounts Payable selected in Bannerweb to ensure a timely disbursement of your summer fellowship.
Your Professional Development Plan must be completed within a week of beginning your summer internship.
Revisit your Professional Development Plan during the mid-point of the summer, and make plans with your supervisor to achieve your employment goals.
Participate in a Fellowship Discussion Group at the law school between Aug. 14 and Sept. 8, 2017 (a four-week period).
Following your Fellowship, you must submit an employment evaluation, interest questionnaire, and updated resume via Symplicity by September 8, 2017.