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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.

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To submit an application for a Second Summer Public Service Fellowship, click here

Steps to Follow for First Requestors

1Attend the Summer Public Service Fellowship Information Session

This optional session will take place on Jan. 11, 2017, at 4 p.m. Register via Symplicity.

2Secure qualifying employment in the public sector

Partner with your career advisor to develop a strategy to secure summer 2017 employment in the public sector.

4Attend the CDO’s "Think Like a Professional: Summer Success in the Public Sector"

Summer Success is on April 7, 2017, at 12 p.m. Register via Symplicity.

5Submit Fellowship Application by May 12, 2017

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:

  1. a direct deposit form with a voided check (unless you already are enrolled in the University direct deposit system for Accounts Payable/Student Accounts/Refunds). A scanned copy of your voided check is sufficient;
  2. your resume;
  3. 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
  4. 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.
6Complete your Professional Development Plan

Your Professional Development Plan must be completed within a week of beginning your summer internship.

7Revisit your Professional Development Plan

Revisit your Professional Development Plan during the mid-point of the summer, and make plans with your supervisor to achieve your employment goals.

8Participate in a Fellowship Discussion Group

Participate in a Fellowship Discussion Group at the law school between Aug. 14 and Sept. 8, 2017 (a four-week period).

9Complete Post-Fellowship Requirements

Following your Fellowship, you must submit an employment evaluation, interest questionnaire, and updated resume via Symplicity by September 8, 2017.