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DEADLINE HOST APPLICATION for 2016 NAPABA Law Foundation Summer Public Interest Internship
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When: 1/15/2016

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 2016 NAPABA Law Foundation Summer Public Interest Internship

Host Organization Instructions & Application

Deadline: January 15, 2016


Goal: The NLF Public Interest Internship is to provide support for one law student to gain meaningful legal experience during a 2016 summer internship at a public interest organization that provides direct legal services, impact litigation, and/or legal advocacy on behalf of the Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) community. 



  • Public interest organizations are to provide NLF with a legal intern summer project proposal. 
  • NLF will select a host organization from these submissions. Host organization awardee is permitted and encouraged to advertise the internship opportunity in its recruitment.
  • In April, the selected host organization will provide a list of summer legal interns (hired or tentative) for consideration of the award, along with their resumes and any additional supplemental materials for consideration.
  • NLF will conduct telephonic interviews with the submitted summer legal intern(s). NLF, at its option, may select to narrow the pool of eligible summer legal interns to interview. NLF will select the award recipient and will use the interviews, resume, supporting materials, and input from the host organization in its deliberations.
  • Upon award, NLF will provide a grant of $6,000 to the host organization. 100% of this grant must be used for the legal intern’s salary. The host organization is responsible for any administrative fees, payroll processing fees, federal withholding, taxes, etc.
  • The selected intern shall work at the host organization for a minimum of 40 hours a week for 10 weeks during the summer of 2016.


  • The NLF Public Interest Internship will provide $6,000 in total for the summer for the finalist.
  • The funding for the internship will be paid directly to the host organization only.

Criteria for Host Organization(s):

  • The host organization must be a non-profit organization which serves the APIA community.
  • The summer project must provide legal services, impact litigation, or advocacy that affects the APIA community.
  • The host organization must have at least one full-time attorney on its staff who will supervise the legal intern, and this attorney will be identified in the application materials.
  • The proposed project’s goals and anticipated benefits and the applicant’s qualifications and commitment to the APIA community will be factors in NLF’s deliberations.
  • The selected project for the Public Service Internship must further the mission and goals of the NLF.


Time Frame:


January 15, 2016

Deadline for host organization submit application

Not later than February 15, 2016

Host organization awarded grant

By April 15, 2016

Host organization submits intern(s) for consideration

April 16 – 31, 2016

Host organization intern(s) interviewed

May 1, 2016

Finalist chosen

Summer 2016 (10 weeks)

Internship begins at host organization