The Justice John Paul Stevens Fellowship Program has partnered with the University of Michigan Law School to enable law students to work in public interest summer internships. The fellowship, in the amount of $6,500 awarded in lieu of the 2L Guarantee, will be presented to six Michigan Law students working in public interest during the summer between the 2nd and 3rd years of law school. In addition to the stipend, Stevens Fellows will receive a series of trainings and mentoring opportunities throughout the summer.


About the Program

  • Application

    In order to be considered for the Justice John Paul Stevens Fellowship, complete your 2L Public Service Guarantee application and select the option to be considered for the Justice John Paul Stevens Fellowship by April 17 at 11:59 p.m.

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  • Limitations
    • Fellows must obtain a qualified placement before applying.
    • Fellows are not eligible to receive the Justice John Paul Stevens Fellowship in addition to other Michigan Law sources of funding (e.g. 2L Guarantee funding or the Dean's Public Service Fellowship.)
    • Fellows must work full-time for a minimum of ten weeks at their internship.  The work performed must be non-partisan, legal in nature, and supervised by an attorney.  The work must be for a not-for-profit or government organizational entity and may not include judicial externships.
    • Justice John Paul Stevens Fellowship funding may be considered taxable income even if a W-2 is not issued.  This should not be construed as tax advice, however, and we encourage you to consult with a tax advisor for more information.
    • Students interested in receiving Law School funds for a summer or post-graduate position outside the United States must consult with the Office of Career Planning regarding University-required paperwork that must be completed before funds can be released.  Further, the University's International Travel Policy lists University Travel Restricted Destinations, and activities in these destinations are not eligible for University funding.  Because the list of Travel Restricted Destinations is subject to change, students should be aware that it is possible that funding is not ensured, and should therefore keep in close contact with OCP about potentially affected destinations.

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  • Peer Counseling

    At the conclusion of the summer, the Fellow must submit a summary for the Public Service Network that includes the contact information of the organization for which the Fellow worked, a description of the duties performed, and an evaluation of the job experience.