Summer Funding Programs
At Penn Law there are no financial barriers to taking unpaid summer internships in the public sector, or pursuing public interest work anywhere in the U.S. or abroad. Funding for such work is guaranteed, and each summer about 175 students take advantage of this opportunity.
Where Are Our Students Working?
Over the last ten years, Penn Law students have used the law school’s guaranteed summer funding to do substantive legal work in over 1,600 unpaid public interest and government placements. Read what they have to say about their experiences, below.
August 10, 2015Siri Carlson L’16 discusses her internship with the Alaska Public Defender Agency in Palmer, Alaska.
July 27, 2015Judicial extern William Seidleck L’17 discusses how his Penn Law coursework is preparing him to pursue a career in appellate litigation.
July 13, 2015Penn Law student Megan Smith L’16 is spending her summer working at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
August 5, 2014This dispatch from Natasha Arnpriester L’16 is one in a series of firsthand accounts by Law School students about how their summer employment opportunities are preparing them for their legal careers.
July 24, 2014This dispatch from Catherine Eagan L’16 is one in a series of firsthand accounts by Law School students about how their summer employment opportunities are preparing them for their legal careers. Eagan, from New Jersey, will be pursuing public defender or civil rights litigation work after graduation.