Summer Funding for Internships
Cardozo offers a number of summer stipend and summer fellowship programs designed to encourage students to engage in public interest/public service, government and judicial legal internships during the summer. For the past twelve years, every eligible student has obtained funding for the summer.
Funding levels for Summer 2016 were $4,000 for domestic placements and $5,000 for international human rights and public service placements.
Cardozo Summer Funded Programs:
Cardozo Public Interest / Public Service Stipend: These stipends are awarded to first- and second-year Cardozo students who have secured voluntary public interest/public service, government or judicial legal internships during the summer. Funding for some of these stipends is provided through the David Berg Public Interest Summer Fellowship and the David Rudenstine Fellowship programs. Those fellowships are awarded to students with a demonstrated commitment to working with underserved communities.
Cardozo Federal Work-Study Program: This federal program provides funding to students for public service internships.
Cardozo/Howard M. Squadron Fellowships in Law, Media and Society: These fellowships are awarded to students with international internships in media, publishing, communications and entertainment law.
Cardozo International Human Rights Fellowship: These fellowships are awarded to first- and second-year Cardozo students working abroad who demonstrate a commitment to international human rights issues.
Externally Funded Summer Programs:
Equal Justice Works Summer Corps: Summer Corps is an AmeriCorps-funded program that provides law students with the opportunity to earn a $1,200 education award voucher for dedicating their summer to a qualifying legal project at a nonprofit public interest organization.