Law Students: Apply to the MBF's 2019 Legal Intern Fellowship Program by March 15

Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018

MBFsealThe Massachusetts Bar Foundation (MBF) is pleased to announce the availability of applications for its 2019 Legal Intern Fellowship Program. 

Established in 1996, the MBF's Legal Intern Fellowship Program seeks to encourage careers in public interest law, while contributing valuable legal support to organizations serving the under-represented in Massachusetts. Funds for the awards come from generous contributions made by lawyers and judges throughout the commonwealth.

Law students selected to be Legal Intern Fellows will receive a stipend of $6,000 to volunteer for 10 weeks during the summer months at a nonprofit organization that provides civil legal services to low-income clients in Massachusetts. 

All current law students are eligible to apply. The internship must be conducted at a nonprofit organization in Massachusetts that has been in operation for at least one year and has programs dedicated to providing civil legal services to the indigent in Massachusetts. Applications for the Legal Intern Fellowship Program are due on March 15, 2019.

NOTE: The MBF expects to award at least one LIFP award to a law student whose internship focuses on helping immigrant children and families.

Detailed information about the program, including application forms, is available here. If you have any questions regarding the MBF's Legal Intern Fellowship Program, please call (617) 338-0647, or email