Mar. 28: NYU Elizabeth Frankel Immigrant Rights Fellowship

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The NYU Elizabeth Frankel Immigrant Rights Fellowship provides funding for NYU JD candidates pursuing a summer internship in immigrant services. The Fellowship was established in honor of the late Elizabeth Frankel ’05, Associate Director of the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights, by her family and friends, in recognition of her having dedicated her legal career to protecting the rights of immigrant children. Each summer, the Frankel Fellowship supports two NYU Law students (one rising 2L and one rising 3L) engaged in immigrant rights work anywhere in the United States. Students with a special connection to the issue and a passion for working with immigrant children are encouraged to apply.


Rising 2L Fellows will receive $10,000 instead of a regular PILC grant, and rising 3L Fellows will receive $12,500 instead of a regular PILC grant. Fellows are required to submit a brief report of their internship experience at the end of the fellowship to share with the Frankel Family. Fellows will also have the option of writing a scholarly or advocacy piece of their choosing under the supervision of Professor Alina Das, Co-Director of the Immigrant Rights Clinic.


To apply, please submit a resume and a short bio, as well as a personal statement (up to 500 words) identifying a) where you will be working this summer, b) why you are choosing to pursue work in immigrant rights, and c) how this fellowship will enable you to accept an otherwise unpaid public service legal summer internship. Application materials should be sent to with the subject line “Elizabeth Frankel Fellowship.”


The application deadline for summer 2024 is Thursday, March 28, 2024. Selected Fellows will be notified in early May.

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