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2024 Public Interest Fellowship Application

The Application for SABA-DC's 2024 Public Interest Fellowship Program is NOW AVAILABLE for download here: SABA-DC Public Interest Fellowship Application 2024.docxThe due date for applications is Friday, April 12, 2024.

SABA-DC provides financial assistance in the form of summer fellowships to law students working at public interest organizations in the metropolitan D.C. area. The primary purpose of the fellowship is to help fund a student’s internship with a public interest organization for the benefit of the South Asian community and the metropolitan D.C. area. The number of Fellowships awarded, as well as the amount of each grant, will be determined by the SABA-DC Fellowship Committee and is based on SABA¬≠ DC’s fundraising efforts and the number of quality applicants it receives. SABA-DC has provided grants up to $7,500 per fellow in past years and sponsors several fellows every year. 

We invite any students who will be spending this summer in the Washington, D.C. area to apply! 

If you have any questions, please reach out to our Public Interest Fellowship Committee Co-Chairs, Manasi Raveendran and Sohil Khurana, at

SABA-DC Non-Discrimination Policy

It is the policy of SABA-DC not to discriminate on the basis of age, gender, disability, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, veteran status, or sexual orientation. All potential applicants are encouraged to apply.

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:


Bijal Mehta

Georgetown University, 2025

Summer 2023 Fellowship: Electronic Privacy Information Center 

Indira Rahman

Temple University, 2025

Summer 2023 Fellowship: World Bank

Javeria Ijaz

George Washington University, 2025

Summer 2023 Fellowship: National Immigration Forum

Kiran Wattamwar

Stanford University, 2025

Summer 2023 Fellowship: Electronic Privacy Information Center

Mehraz Rahman

American University Washington College of Law, 2024

Summer 2023 Fellowship: Office for the Federal Public Defender for the District of Maryland and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Nawal Seedat

George Washington University, 2025 

Summer 2023 Fellowship: U.S. Attorney's Office for DC

Tasneem Ahmed

Harvard University, 2025 

Summer 2023 Fellowship: U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Fraud Section

Support the SABA-DC Public Interest Fellowship

The Public Interest Fellowship is funded through the generosity of SABA-DC members and its supporters.  Each fall, SABA-DC hosts an annual Public Interest Benefit Gala to raise funds for this important program and to celebrate its fellows.

If you cannot attend the Gala but would like to support the fellowship, please submit a donation using the form below.  We truly appreciate your support!

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