Texas Law Announces Guaranteed Summer Funding
In Spring 2022, Texas Law will launch the Summer Public Service Program (SPSP), which will provide a stipend to every student working in an unpaid summer internship in the public sector, including nonprofits, government organizations, and legislative offices in the U.S. and abroad. Students will receive full fellowships of $5,000 for ten weeks of work with eligible sponsoring organizations. Half-fellowships will be available for students who work with an eligible sponsoring organization for at least five weeks.
The SPSP will serve as an umbrella for existing and new fellowships created through funds raised by Texas Law Fellowships (a student organization), gifts from generous individual and institutional donors, and grants. The William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law will administer the program.
This exciting development is supported in part through funds raised by Texas Law Fellowships, grants, and gifts from donors, including $24,500 generated through Texas Law’s 40 Hours for the Forty Acres campaign in fall 2021. The Law School seeks additional support for the new SPSP and encourages those interested in contributing or creating a new named fellowship to contact Eden Harrington, Associate Dean for Experiential Education. You can also make a gift online.
For more information about the program, visit the SPSP website.