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 obtained funding for the summer. 

For the Summer of 2012, over 242 Cardozo students received funding for their summer internships. Please see our list of 2012 summer recipients and their summer placements and our publication: 2012 Reflections on Public Service Internships. 

Funding levels for Summer 2011 were $4000 for domestic placements and $5000 for international human rights and public service placements.

Cardozo summer funding programs include:

Cardozo Public Interest / Public Service Stipend 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, which 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: Awarded to students with international internships in media, publishing, communications, and entertainment law. 

Cardozo International Human Rights Fellowship: Awarded to first and second-year Cardozo students who demonstrate a commitment to International Human Rights and working abroad.

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, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and New York State Attorney General’s Office.


External summer funding programs include:

Charles Revson LSPIN Fellowship: Stipends are awarded to first- and second-year students attending law school in New York and New Jersey for ten-week summer placements with public interest organizations in the New York metropolitan area.  The Law Students Public Interest Fellowship Program (LSPIN), is funded entirely by a grant from the Charles H. Revson Foundation.