The selected host organization receives 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.  In 2017, the QLaw Foundation will provide $7,500 to be paid by the organizations to the students who are ultimately selected.  Organizations needing assistance paying their share of the student’s employment taxes may request an additional grant to cover this cost. In 2017, the QLaw Foundation has selected two Host Organizations for summer fellowships.


For more information please see here: 2017 Sher Kung Summer Fellowship


Center for Children & Youth Justice (CCYJ) Job Posting

The Center for Children & Youth Justice provides a fulfilling work environment and competitive salaries and benefits. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  We value a diverse workforce. We welcome inquiries regarding open positions from individuals who share our passion for creating better systems and better lives.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and contact information for three professional references to the LFI Staff Attorney Search Committee at mghoward@ccyj.org. Questions may be directed to Maria Howard, Director of Operations/HR, mghoward@ccyj.org.


Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NIRP) Job Posting

The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project’s mission is to promote justice by defending and advancing the rights of immigrants through direct legal services, systemic advocacy and community education. The QLAW fellow will be based in NWIRP’s Wenatchee office and will provide crucial direct legal representation and outreach to LGBTQ immigrants and/or immigrants living with HIV in rural central Washington. 

Please send a cover letter, resume, and list of three references to Vanessa Gutierrez via email – vanessag@nwirp.org with “QLAW Summer Fellowship” in the subject line. Applications must be received by February 15, 2017 for full consideration. 


 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.

2017 Summer Fellow Application Timeline

  • Student Fellowship application deadline
    • February 15, 2017
  • Interviews
    • February 2017
  • Fellow announced
    • March 15, 2017
  • 2016 Internship
    • 10 weeks between May – August 2017

For more information, please contact  grants@qlawfoundation.org.


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.  

EDUCATING THE PUBLIC AND EMPOWERING THE COMMUNITY.