General international summer internship stipends are designed to help UC Hastings students defray travel and living expenses while working in summer internships with a primary focus on international or foreign legal issues. To qualify for a general international summer internship stipend, a student must work in an unpaid internship with a non-governmental organization (including arbitration commissions), international organization, or U.S. or foreign government agency. General international summer internship stipends may not be awarded to students working in private law firms or private companies or to students who secure their internships as part of a study abroad program.
The Career Office has information on many internships that are eligible for funding through this program. Students should secure an internship offer prior to applying for the stipend.
Thanks to the generosity of a UC Hastings alumnus (Tom Brackey ’92), UC Hastings has funding to defray travel and living expenses for a student who is working in an unpaid internship at a private firm or entity outside of the United States. Private international summer internship stipends may not be awarded to students who secure their internships as part of a study abroad program. Typically, only one such stipend is awarded each year.
The following criteria are considered in awarding international summer internship stipends:
Students who have secured a summer internship offer are encouraged to apply for a stipend as early as possible. The application can be found here.
For summer 2017, general international summer internship stipends will be awarded in two rounds. The Associate Dean for Global Programs will allocate a portion of the 2017 general international summer internship stipend funds to be awarded in the first round. The remainder of the available stipend funds will be awarded in the second round. If a student does not receive a stipend award in the first round, the student may resubmit his or her application for consideration in the second round. Resubmitted applications will not be given special preference in the second round.
The private international summer internship stipend will be awarded only in the second round.
The application deadline for the first round (general international summer internship stipends only) is February 23. The application deadline for the second round (both general international summer internship stipends and the private international summer internship stipend) is April 1.
To apply for a stipend, students must complete the UC Hastings International Summer Internship Stipend Application and attach the following documents:
All applicants must submit an Employer Conformation Letter or Email with the following information:
If awarded a stipend, a student must:
Applicants should be aware that stipends are treated as income and may affect their financial aid awards. Questions concerning financial aid should be directed to the Financial Aid Office.
General questions about the international summer internship program, deadlines, and related matters should be sent to email@example.com.