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Summer Internships and Funding

Each year, the Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) holds an auction to raise money to fund students who take summer employment in the public sector. The student-run auction has become a main event at the law school, and is widely supported. Thanks to PILF’s successful fundraising efforts, 12 students received grants for summer 2013 unpaid public interest/public service jobs. Students and their placements are:

Jeffrey Hinkeldey
Alumni Association Grant 
NJ Office of the Public Defender, Essex County
Emily AguilarCenter for International Environmental Law
Sadie Bennett Sen. Loretta Weinberg, New Jersey Legislature  
Elizabeth Carter Urban Justice Center
Alexander Hernandez US Army JAG 
Tanza Jones US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Hieu LeSylvia Rivera Law Project
Madelein McCormick Immigration Equality
Gwyneth O’NeillACLU Racial Justice Project
Tiffany Ornedo Center for Reproductive Rights
Stephanie Robins American Friends Service Committee
Michael WoodruffOffice of the Appellate Defender 


The PSLawNet website (http://www.pslawnet.org/) provides information on other funding sources. One such source is the Charles H. Revson Law Student Public Interest Fellowship Program, which awards summer grants to students attending law school in New York and New Jersey. Many public interest organizations have their own funds for summer internship positions, and administer a competitive application process of their own. The Eric Neisser Public Interest Program is available to assist students looking for those opportunities.