Finance Your Public Interest Career

Berkeley Law’s strong commitment to supporting public interest work includes fellowships for both summer and post-graduate work, and a generous Loan Repayment Assistance Program.

Summer Public Interest Fellowships

Every Berkeley Law student is guaranteed funding to pursue public interest or public sector summer work. A majority of 1L students, and many 2L students, work in non-profits or government agencies each summer.

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International Court of Justice Fellowship

Berkeley Law has been invited by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to nominate one or more candidates pursuing careers in International Law to the Court’s Judicial Fellowship Programme in The Hague for a ten month period from fall 2022 to summer 2023.

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Post-Graduate Public Interest Fellowships

Berkeley Law offers two fellowship programs to support graduates pursuing public interest work: the Bridge Fellowship and the Public Interest Fellowship.

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Loan Repayment Assistance

Berkeley Law’s Loan Repayment Assistance Program, administered by the Financial Aid Office, supports graduates in qualifying public interest and public sector work.

Loan repayment and accessing public service debt relief programs can be confusing and stressful. Helpful resources are available at: