Every first and second year student who chooses qualifying unpaid public interest or government employment - very broadly defined - receives a PIF. 101 $1,600 PIF grants were awarded in summer 2013. The total grant for those students who qualified for federal work-study funding, which is the majority of students, was $4,000.
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 available 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.
Click here to view a list of the 1,180 grants awarded since 1996.