Fred T. Korematsu Summer Fellowship

In partnership with the Fred T. Korematsu Institute, NLF will be accepting applications for the Fred T. Korematsu Summer Fellowship Program. The program will provide $6,000 for a meaningful summer internship at a public interest organization. The intern will work to further Fred T. Korematsu's legacy as a civil rights pioneer. Initial funding was provided by Parkin Lee and The Rockefeller Group.

The 2018 summer program recruitment has closed. The 2019 application will be available in February 2019.

2018 application available below for reference. 


McGuireWoods NLF Internship Program

The McGuireWoods/NLF Internship Program supports students interested in the legal profession and will help students develop a commitment to advocacy on behalf of the Asian Pacific American (APA) community. The Program seeks to achieve these goals by providing undergraduate and law school students with meaningful internship experiences at the Washington, DC offices of NAPABA and NLF.

The 2018 summer program recruitment has closed. Please check back in the late summer 2018 for our 2018 Fall program.

2018 Summer application available below for reference.


NLF Public Interest Internship Grant

The NLF Public Interest Internship Grant will fund at least one legal intern at a public interest organization(s) that provides either direct legal services or impact litigation on behalf of the Asian Pacific American community. Qualified organizations may apply for more than one internship and grants of up to $6,000 per intern will be provided to the finalist organization(s).

The 2018 summer program recruitment has closed.The 2019 application will be available in February 2019.

2018 application available below for reference. 


NLF Underserved Communities Fellowship

Through a generous gift from Les R. Jin, NLF has established a $6,000 fellowship for one law student, recent law school graduate, or undergraduate to gain meaningful legal experience at a public interest host organization on a project designed to advance opportunities for Asian Pacific Americans who are part of one or more underserved Asian Pacific American communities. The Fellowship is open to all currently enrolled U.S. law students and undergraduates in good standing to work at/attend any qualified not-for-profit host organization in the U.S. If the Fellowship recipient is someone who is currently a first or second year law student, s/he shall perform the fellowship during the following summer. If the awardee is a third-year student, s/he shall finish the fellowship within seven months of his/her graduation. 

The 2018 summer program recruitment has closed. The 2019 application will be available in February 2019.

2018 application available below for reference.