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img_0529-1Summer Internships: Each summer, BPI hires a diverse cohort of law student, graduate policy student and undergraduate interns to work on projects in housing, education, criminal justice and political reform. Interns work individually and in collaboration across program areas, assisting BPI policy and legal staff to advance program priorities.

In addition to providing challenging work, BPI makes work enjoyable by organizing summer outings to baseball games, neighborhood restaurants and more.

Applications for the 2020 summer internship program are now closed.  Applications for the 2021 summer internship program will be accepted beginning October 1, 2020.

Funding for law students may be available through the Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI), which offers stipends for law student interns.  The application period for PILI summer intern funding begins Oct. 15 for 2L’s and Dec. 1 for 1L’s.  Applicants are encouraged to apply early for funding. BPI also encourages interns to seek school and other external funds.

School -Year Internships:  BPI sometimes hires fall, winter, and spring interns, though generally does not provide funding to school-year interns. PILI funds a limited number of semester-long school-year internships.

BPI’s Alan Saks Public Interest Internship offers funding for college and graduate students working on specific BPI projects.  A typical Saks intern may work part time for eight to ten weeks during the school year, or full-time during the summer.  Saks internship opportunities are available on an invitation-only basis.

Availability: 6-7  summer interns; as needed during the school year
Applicants: Undergraduate, law, and graduate students
Compensation: Available for PILI and Saks programs
Deadline: Rolling
Apply: Send resume and cover letter to

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