The Fellowship provides funding for a selected host organization to hire a summer fellow to do research, conduct outreach, provide direct client services, or work on special projects with minimal cost to the host organization beyond space, supervision, and employment taxes. The fellow’s summer work must be in service of the legal needs of the LGBTQ community and/or people living with HIV/AIDS. In 2018, the QLaw Foundation will provide $7,500 to be paid by the organization to the student who is ultimately selected.

Organizations needing assistance paying their share of the student’s employment taxes may request an additional grant to cover this cost.

Host Organization Selection: The QLaw Foundation Grants Committee holds a competitive process to select a public interest organization to host the Sher Kung Summer Fellow. The host organization must be affiliated with a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and offer direct supervision to the Fellow. The Fellow and the host program will coordinate the scheduling of the 10 week internship for Summer 2018.

Summer Fellow Selection: Once a host program is selected, a selection committee comprised of representatives from the host program, in consultation with a representative from the QLaw Foundation Grants Committee, will be designated to interview and hire a Summer Fellow.

The 2018 Summer Fellowship Application Timeline is:
Host program application deadline

  • November 30, 2017 at 5 pm

Host program site selection and Fellowship announcement posted

  • December 15, 2017

Student Fellowship application deadline

  • January 23, 2018 at 5 pm


  • February 2018

Fellow announced

  • March 1, 2018

2018 Internship

  • 10 weeks between May – August 2018

2018 Sher Kung Summer FellowshiP

The QLaw Foundation Sher Kung Summer Fellowship is a 10 week, full-time, paid summer opportunity for a graduate or law student working for a public interest organization serving the legal needs of the LGBTQ community or serving people living with HIV/AIDS.  To learn more about the life of Sher Kung, click here.