Howard University

Public Interest Resource Center

Equal Justice Program Coordinator also serves as the law school’s public interest law counselor.


Funding for Public Interest Summer Jobs

Unfortunately, most summer public interest internships are unpaid. In order to help support students who chose to take these unpaid summer internships with non-profits and government agencies, the Howard Public Interest Law Society (HPILS) coordinates an annual Public Interest Benefit Auction to raise money for summer fellowship awards. Students who think they will pursue an unfunded public interest internship are encouraged to attend an HPILS meeting, held each fall, to learn more about about auction volunteer requirements and application details.

Past fellows have received awards for internships with federal and local judges, the Department of Justice, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, and countless other non-profits and government agencies nationwide.

updated: September 8, 2015