SABA-DC Public Interest Fellowship Program

*******Deadline Extended to Friday, April 14*******

      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 is now open, and the application is available here.  Applicants must submit completed applications to no later than April 14, 2017.

      For more information about the Public Interest Fellowship Program, please contact us at  For more information about contributing to the Public Interest Fellowship Fund, please contact us at:

South Asian Bar Association of Washington, D.C.
P.O. Box 65349
Washington, D.C. 20035
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