Public Interest Fellowship
Thanks to its generous sponsors, SABA Greater Boston proudly offers 1-2 fellowships per year.
The program is intended to provide funding in an amount up to $5,000 for either law students of South Asian descent working over the summer in otherwise unpaid legal positions at non-profit or government organizations or law students working in an unpaid legal internship focusing on the needs of BIPOC/LGBTQ communities.
SABA Greater Boston encourages law students who have secured a volunteer internship as discussed above with a nonprofit or government organization within the Greater Boston area to apply to the program. Applicants must be enrolled for the 2023-2024 academic year (but not be graduating in May or June 2023) and in good standing in a U.S. law school. Volunteer internships must be full-time for at least ten weeks. The internship must provide the law student with substantial legal experience.
Click here to download SABA GB’s most recent application for the law student Public Interest Fellowship. Applications must be received no later than May 15, 2023. Recipients will be selected by May 29, 2023.
Law Student Mentorship
At the start of every academic year, SABA GB matches local practicing attorney mentors with law students as part of its law student mentorship program. The program is a one-year commitment for both mentors and mentees.
Throughout the year, SABA GB hosts mentorship and networking events, such as mock interviews and career development panels, to provide guidance to law students. In addition to formal events, SABA GB’s mentorship committee encourages mentors and mentees to connect in informal settings. Law students who have participated in the program have commented on their mentors' positive influence in helping them navigate law school and career options after graduation.
Attorneys, click here to apply to be a SABA GB mentor.
Law students, click here to apply to be a SABA GB mentee.