Summer Funding Programs

Columbia Law School’s robust summer funding program supports students pursuing meaningful public service employment.

Social Justice Initiatives (SJI) oversees the two largest summer funding programs for law students pursuing public interest and public service work in the nation: Columbia Summer Funding (CSF) and Human Rights Internship Program (HRIP). Together, these programs provide every interested Columbia law student with generous funding to work over the summer in public interest, government and human rights organizations anywhere in the world.



Office of Social Justice Initiatives

Columbia Law School’s Office of Social Justice Initiatives (SJI) is one of the largest offices at any law school devoted to nurturing students who are interested in exploring public interest or government work—while on campus, or as part of a future career.  SJI provides professional development, career services, and other support for students and graduates, and oversees key programs including the Public Interest/Public Service (PI/PS) Fellows Program, Columbia Summer Funding Program, Human Rights Internship Program, and Pro Bono Program.

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