The Voice for Justice Committee at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law invites 1L and 2L students to apply to the Public Interest Fellowship Program. The number of fellowships awarded is dependent upon the amount raised during the Voice for Justice Auction and the Race for Justice 5K.
The core component of the Fellowship is an eight week paid summer internship in a non-profit organization. Fellows will receive $4,500 for their work. (Additional funding for living expenses may be available for those students who are awarded Fellowships out of state or in foreign countries.) In previous years, Fellows have worked at the State Appellate Defenders Office, the African Women's Lawyer's Association in Accra Ghana, the American Civil Liberties Union, the Women's Survival Center, Freedom House, the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office, the legal office of former Governor Granholm, the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, Freedom House, Legal Aid and Defender's Association, the Maurice and Jane Sugar Law Center for Economic and Social Justice, the Human Rights Department at the City of Detroit, and Western Michigan Legal Services.
Fellows will be selected based upon their interest and commitment to public service along with their record of academic achievement. Fellows are responsible for securing their own placements.
Applications are available through Career Connect. Application deadline is April 1, 2015.