During the summer, students have countless opportunities to work in the public interest – fellowships, externships, clinical programs, and volunteer opportunities are available to Miami Law students. For some, creating a dream job with an agency across the nation, or across the globe, allows for a unique experience while others take a public interest law course and obtain a placement in one of South Florida's legal service agencies/clinics. For yet other students, doing clinical placements in any one of over 20 local agencies is the next step in developing and applying legal skills is the right fit.
Each year, HOPE selects rising 2L students for its Summer Public Interest Fellowship Program. This highly competitive program involves full-time work at a public interest agency for nine weeks during the summer, classroom sessions, and a legal research and writing project. Fellows also participate in a program seminar where members of the bench, bar and legal community visit and share their experiences with students. Participating students are given a $2,500 stipend and receive three academic credits.
Regardless of whether students pursue opportunities near or far, we encourage students to explore the many options for dedicated service this summer.
Helpful Links for Finding Your Ideal Summer Position in the Public Interest: