Public Interest/Public Service Fellows Program: Application Process and Contact Information
The application for admission closes July 1. A Columbia UNI is required to complete the application. Incoming students will not be able to activate their UNI until they have finalized their status as a Columbia Law School student. Finalists will be invited to participate in a brief interview via Skype or Zoom in late July.
Applicants interested in applying for the Human Rights Institute 1L Advocates Program must complete an additional question on the application.
Criteria the Committee will use to evaluate applicants will include, but are not limited to:
- Demonstrated or stated commitment to pursuing a career in public interest or public service
- Prior experience with, or exposure to, or knowledge of nonprofit, community, public interest or public service sectors
- Skills and characteristics required to become an effective advocate
Diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion are core values of the PI/PS Fellows Program. We are committed to having a diverse and inclusive class of PI/PS Fellows that is reflective of the societies in which we live and work. To accomplish this, we define diversity broadly, including, but not limited to, differences in race, ethnicity, national origin, immigration status, religion, socioeconomic background, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, military service, disability status, or other historically underrepresented groups. Students with diverse backgrounds, life experiences, abilities, and perspectives are strongly encouraged to apply.
For more information about the PI/PS Fellows Program, please contact Devi Patel, Assistant Director of the Public Interest/Public Service Fellows Program, at [email protected] or (212) 854-1446.
For more information on the PI/PS Fellows Program, download the brochure.