Public Interest Post Graduate Fellowships

Public interest jobs are among the most competitive in the legal employment market. One effective way to launch your career is to receive a post-graduate public interest fellowship. Many graduates have received prestigious project based fellowships, where the fellow develops a unique legal project with a sponsoring agency. Many fellows describe these experiences as “having my dream job”. Temple provides support to students and alumni who wish to apply for fellowships through information sessions, panel discussions, individual guidance, proposal review, and mock interviews.

In recent years, the following programs have awarded fellowships to students and graduates to support innovative legal assistance projects and launch many public interest careers:

Berkeley Law Foundation

  • Nationalities Service Center

Borchard Foundation

  • SeniorLAW Center

Equal Justice Works

  • Advocates for Basic Legal Equality
  • Camden Center for Law & Social Justice
  • Community Legal Services
  • Covenant House
  • Equality Advocates Pennsylvania
  • Southern Juvenile Defender Center
  • Women's Refugee Commission

Independence Foundation

  • Community Legal Services
  • Friends of Farmworkers
  • HIAS and Council Migration Service
  • Homeless Advocacy Project
  • Legal Clinic for the Disabled
  • Nationalities Service Center
  • Pennsylvania Health Law Project
  • Philadelphia Legal Assistance
  • Regional Housing Legal Services
  • SeniorLAW Center
  • Support Center for Child Advocates

New Voices Fellowship

  • Prevention Point Legal Clinic

Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network

  • Community Legal Services
  • Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania
  • Pennsylvania Health Law Project
  • Pennsylvania Utility Law Project

Skadden Fellowship Foundation

  • Support Center for Child Advocates