SABA-DC Public Interest Fellowship Program

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SABA-DC provides financial assistance in the form of summer fellowships to law students working in the public interest sector for the benefit of the South Asian community and the metropolitan D.C. area.  The public interest sector includes six types of settings: nonprofit organizations; legal services organizations; district attorneys/public defenders; federal, state, and local government; federal and state clerkships/judicial internships; and public service law firms.  Since the Public Interest Fellowship program’s inception in 2006, SABA-DC has provided well over $100,000 in funding to highly qualified and outstanding law students.

Applicants must be current law students in good standing, and must plan to be employed in the public sector during the summer. SABA-DC considers all of the materials submitted by the applicant, with particular weight given to the applicant’s essay. Other factors that SABA-DC may consider include commitment to public service, financial need, academic achievement, and other personal circumstances.  

The Application for SABA-DC’s 2020 Public Interest Fellowship Program is NOW AVAILABLE at the link below.  The due date for applications is May 15, 2020

SABA DC Fellowship_Application_2020.docx

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