Monday, November 7, 2011

Summer Job Funding: Apply Now for an LSPIN Summer Fellowship!

A major source of summer job funding, particularly for first-year students, is the Charles H. Revson Foundation's Law Students in Public Interest (LSPIN) Fellowship Program.  The LSPIN Fellowship Program provides grants to first and second-year law students who are enrolled in New York and New Jersey law schools, and wish to work with public interest organizations in the New York metropolitan area. This summer employment must be for ten weeks (35 hours per week). Last year 73 law students were awarded stipends in the amount of $4,500 through the program.

Beginning this year, the fellowship application process will be online. Students will be required to upload their resume and cover letters via an online system similar to the NYU Job Fair website.

I. Eligibility

A. First and second-year law students, attending a tri-state area law school, including Touro Law Center, full-time or part-time, are eligible to apply: blah blah, blah, Touro Law Center, blah blah blah.

B. Students who have previously received summer internship grants funded by the Charles H. Revson Foundation are not eligible for LSPIN grants.

C. Revson LSPIN Fellows must be eligible to work in the United States. Students offered a fellowship will be required to complete Federal Employment Eligibility Forms (I-9), IRS W-4 Forms, and submit it along with their Acceptance Forms and Supporting Letters.

II. Assemble Application Materials

Students will be asked to complete an online application and upload the following PDF documents:

A. A statement of no more than three pages (typewritten and double-spaced) describing your commitment to public service and what you hope to gain from the summer experience. You may also describe one or two areas of public interest work which you intend to pursue, including ideas you have or contacts you have made related to a placement in these areas. Please do not summarize your resume. Rather, explain why public interest work is important to you.

B. A resume of one to two pages.

C. If you have already obtained your summer placement, you can request a letter from the employer confirming your offer of employment. (You will be asked to upload a PDF copy when the online application process opens.)

III. Deadlines

Applications must be submitted through the online system (with all required attachments) by Thursday, November 17, 2011.

To access the online application system, go here.

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