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SUMMER STIPENDS

PILF is redesigning the stipends application process to prioritize financial need above other application components. We will update applicants as soon as the new application 

evaluation process is finalized. Should you have any questions, please email Kayla King at pilf.stipendsdirector@gmail.com

Applications are due on March 19.

Racial Justice Stipends

APPLICANT REQUIREMENTS:

  • Attend PILF’s information sessions;

  • Apply for federal work-study through the FAFSA and submit the BC Law financial aid application by January 31, 2021;

  • Complete the PILF stipend application;

  • Secure an internship or have an interview scheduled with a qualifying employer by the application deadline 

  • Sign the “Work-a-Day” pledge

  • Inform PILF of any outside alternative funding procured (PILF funding can only be combined with alternative funding if the total funding received is less than $6000)

PILF is thrilled to announce that it will be providing 10 Racial Justice Stipends for students who are engaging in racial justice work for the summer internships.  Recipients of these stipends will receive an additional $1000 for their summer internship.  

To be considered for this additional funding, students will need to fill out a supplemental application explaining how their work will advance racial justice.  This application will then be evaluated by members of the Racial Justice Stipends Committee, consisting of PILF Board members, Professors, and LAHANAS student leaders.

With questions about the Racial Justice Stipends, please pilf.stipendsdirector@gmail.com

These stipends were made possible thanks to the generous donations of alumni through the Ingrid Michelson Hillinger Legacy Fund and the contributions of Hinckley Allen.

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STIPEND RECIPIENT TESTIMONIALS 

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SOPHIA HALL

Lawyers for Civil Rights

"By having the financial support I needed to be able to explore opportunities, I found myself on the right career path, and one that I wouldn't change for anything."

ALEX BOOKER

Fellow at Kalijarvi, Chuzi, Newman & Fitch, P.C

“My PILF stipend allowed me to advocate for low-income immigrant workers, recovering unpaid wages after their employers threatened them and withheld their paychecks. I could not have pursued my passion for economic justice without PILF's financial support, and I will carry my unique and formative summer experience with me throughout my career.”

REBECCA LANGSAM

Prisoners' Legal Services of Massachusetts

“I began to employ and sharpen my legal writing, research, and client counseling skills. I started to envision the lawyer I could be. By the end of the summer, I had successfully advocated for medical accommodations for numerous clients seeking immediate medical treatment. I am so thankful to the donors that enabled my experience this summer.”

SELECT SUMMER STIPEND PLACEMENT ORGANIZATIONS

  • American Civil Liberties Union

  • Anti-Defamation League 

  • Brooklyn District Attorney's Office 

  • City of Providence Law Department 

  • Colorado State Public Defender 

  • Community Legal Aid Society 

  • Environmental Protection Agency 

  • Federal Defender Capital Habeas Unit 

  • FINRA

  • Governor of Massachusetts Office of Legal Counsel 

  • Greater Boston Legal Services 

  • Harvard Cyberlaw Clinic 

  • Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic

  • Harvard Systemic Justice Project COVID Systems Summer Institute

  • Justice Bridge Legal Center 

  • Maryland Public Defender 

  • Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination 
     

  • Massachusetts Law Reform Institute

  • Medical-Legal Partnership Boston

  • Middlesex County District Attorney's Office 

  • New Jersey Superior Court 

  • New York State Office of the Attorney General 

  • Northeast Legal Aid 

  • Office of the Attorney General of Massachusetts

  • Office of the Attorney General of Rhode Island 

  • Oxfam

  • Pace Women's Justice Center 

  • People's Parity Project 

  • Poverty and Race Research Action Council

  • Rocky Mountain Children's Law Center

  • Suffolk County District Attorney's Office

  • Suffolk County Superior Court 

  • U.S. Department of Education