Each year, the Center for Public Interest Law awards summer stipends
that enable dozens of students to take unpaid public interest jobs that
provide valuable experiences and skill that will help with their job
search. CPIL administers the following summer funding opportunities for
students through a unified application process during the beginning of
the spring semester:
Helen M. Cirese Fellowship
family of Helen M. Cirese family created this summer stipend for a
student who is working in public interest law and has demonstrated high
academic achievement, a commitment to public service and issues that
The Patrick and Anna
Cudahy Fund, a foundation which supports social service, youth and
educational organizations, has awarded several summer fellowships to
students choosing to work during the summer after their first year at a
public interest agency.
The Albert and
Anne Mansfield Foundation Fellowships were established to encourage
students to pursue a career in legal services programs representing
low-income clients. Fellowship recipients must work in the Chicago
Fellowship is part of a larger grant to the College of Law by the family
of late DePaul alumnus Justice Lawrence X. Pusateri ('53). The
fellowship is dedicated to facilitating public service work by DePaul
Vincentian Summer Fellowships
DePaul University Office of Mission and Values has created to stipends
for students who are committed to public interest work and to learning
more about the life and legacy of St. Vincent de Paul. These stipends
are only available for students who work for non-profit organization.
For more information about how to apply for a summer stipend, contact Shaye Loughlin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public Interest Law Association Stipends
year, DePaul's student-run Public Interest Law Association (PILA) hosts
a benefit auction to raise funds for summer stipends to support
students interested in working in public interest law for the summer.
Stipends enable students to work at nonprofit legal organizations and
PILA administers its own selection process in the spring of each year.