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 six years, every eligible student has obtained funding for the summer.
In 2012, over 240 Cardozo students received funding for summer internships. Please see our list of 2012 Stipend and Fellowship Recipients and their summer placements and our publication, Reflections on Public Services Internships.
Funding levels for Summer 2011 were $4,000 for domestic placements and $5,000 for international human rights and public service placements.
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.
Samuel and Ronnie Heyman Fellowship in Corporate Governance: The Heyman Center provides funding for students to take positions with public service organizations working on issues related to corporate law and governance. Stipends are awarded for full-time summer internships with various public and quasi-public agencies that regulate financial and business activity, including the New York Stock Exchange, FINRA, SEC, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the New York State Attorney General’s Office.
Charles H. Revson Law Student Public Interest (LSPIN) Fellowship: Stipends are awarded to first- and second-year students attending a law school in New York or New Jersey for ten-week summer placements with public interest organizations in the New York metropolitan area. The LSPIN program is funded entirely by a grant from the Charles H. Revson Foundation.
Equal Justice Works Summer Corps: Summer Corps is an AmeriCorps-funded program that provides law students with the opportunity to earn a $1,000 education award voucher for dedicating their summer to a qualifying legal project at a nonprofit public interest organization.