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.
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.
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:
2007 Senior HOPE Fellow Mindy Reinstein
Senior HOPE Fellow Mindy Reinstein has dedicated herself to public service throughout her academic career. As an outstanding volunteer, Mindy became involved in projects focused on children and the homeless. Her leadership as a student led her to become the first-ever Sr. HOPE Fellow. As such, she has developed the Public Interest Lecture Series, bringing lawyers to a round-table discussion with students who have a passion for public interest. In addition, Ms. Reinstein has built the HOPE Day of Service from a program with approximately 75 vounteers to one with a city-wide reach involving 200 incoming law students. Her passion for service has been recognized by her peers and she currently serves as the President of the Society of Bar & Gavel. In addition to her programming leadership, Ms. Reinstein volunteered her time with various community legal services agencies and provided advocacy to individuals with HIV, disabilities and those facing wrongful eviction.