Every first and second year student who chooses qualifying unpaid public interest or government employment - very broadly defined - receives a PIF. 109 PIF grants were awarded for summer 2012. The summer 2013 PIF grant will be $1,600. Summer grants will total $4,000 for those students who qualify for and receive federal work-study funding. For more information, read the 2013 Summer Grant FAQs.
Students taking summer legal internships with overseas government agencies or non-profits are unable to utilize work-study funds. Five $2,400 Public International PIF grants are awarded each year. These grants are coupled with the PIF grants (described above), enabling our overseas interns access to full $4,000 summer stipends. In recent years the Office of Public Service has arranged for special Cornell internships with international NGOs such as the International Labour Organization, the Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee, and the Human Rights Law Network. The application deadline will be in February 2013. Watch your email for details.