For many law students, internships at nonprofit organizations providing legal services to the poor are not financially viable. Students can’t afford loans and living expenses while following their passion for public interest law. Organizations across the state could benefit greatly from extra legal help during the summer months, but cannot afford to pay a legal intern salary.
The Massachusetts Bar Foundation’s Legal Intern Fellowship Program meets the needs of both law students and legal services programs by providing up to six $6,000 stipends to law students for volunteer legal internships at Massachusetts organizations during the summer months.
The MBF is pleased to announce that applications are now available for the 2008 Legal Intern Fellowship Program. Founded in 1996, the program seeks to encourage careers in the law that further the goals of social justice, while contributing valuable legal support to organizations providing civil legal assistance to the state’s indigent population.
The MBF strongly encourages all interested law students to consider applying to this program. Application information and materials are available online at www.massbarfoundation.org. Applications must be submitted by March 14. For additional information, contact Susannah Thomas at (617) 338-0647, or [e-mail sthomas].
For more information about the MBF, visit www.massbarfoundation.org.