SABA-DC Public Interest Fellowship Program

SABA-DC provides financial assistance in the form of summer fellowships to law students working in the public interest sector for the benefit of the South Asian community and the metropolitan D.C. area.  The public interest sector includes six types of settings: nonprofit organizations; legal services organizations; district attorneys/public defenders; federal, state, and local government; federal and state clerkships/judicial internships; and public service law firms.  Since the Public Interest Fellowship program’s inception in 2006, SABA-DC has provided well over $50,000 in funding to highly qualified and outstanding law students.

Applicants must be current law students in good standing, and must plan to be employed in the public sector during the summer. SABA-DC considers all of the materials submitted by the applicant, with particular weight given to the applicant’s essay. Other factors that SABA-DC may consider include commitment to public service, financial need, academic achievement, and other personal circumstances.  

The Application for SABA-DC's 2017 Public Interest Fellowship Program has now closed.  Stay tuned for an announcement on this year's outstanding group of Fellows!

For more information about the Public Interest Fellowship Program, please contact us at sabadcpifellowship@gmail.com.  For more information about contributing to the Public Interest Fellowship Fund, please contact us at: sabadcpresident@gmail.com.


Our goal is to address the needs and concerns of the South Asian American legal community in Washington, D.C. while providing our members with the knowledge and support necessary to reach their personal and professional goals.

You can find us here:

South Asian Bar Association of Washington, D.C.

P.O. Box 65349
Washington, D.C. 20035

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