HOPE Fellows Program
The HOPE Fellows Program allows public interest minded students to create summer dream jobs and work across the globe to effectuate change. The HOPE Public Interest Resource Center provides stipends to law students who work in uncompensated public interest jobs during the summer. HOPE Fellows work with local, national, and international public interest agencies and non-governmental organizations of their choosing.
- All rising Miami Law 2Ls and 3Ls who are in good academic standing are eligible to apply.
- Over the course of the summer, Fellows must complete a minimum of 360 hours of work over a period of no less than 9 weeks.
- HOPE Fellows have an ongoing reporting and feedback commitment throughout the duration of their placement.
- Fellows must submit weekly journals reflecting on their experience and must participate in a weekly review and online discussion of scholarly and topically relevant articles identified by the HOPE Staff.
- The HOPE Public Interest Resource Center provides $5,000 stipends to law students who work in uncompensated public interest jobs during the summer.
- HOPE Fellows are required to educate and engage their peers on the issues/barriers to justice explored in the HOPE Fellowship and discuss their work and experience in an information session on campus in either the fall or spring semester.
- HOPE Fellows inspire their peers by creating advocacy projects for Miami Law students, and hosting progressive panels to foster awareness on critical issues of public interest.
Applications are available online here. Students must submit a completed fellowship application to the HOPE Public Interest Resource Center by February 15, 2013. Click here for more application specifics.
History of Fellows Program
Since 2000, the Program has evolved from two local placements to twenty plus placements in 2012 in locations such as Washington, D.C., New York City and Los Angeles, as well as international placements in countries such as Tanzania, Lebanon, England, and China.
Read about past HOPE Fellows experiences: