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.   


The recipient of the 2018 Sher Kung Summer Fellowship is TeamChild.  TeamChild will host a full-time Summer Fellow for its Tacoma, WA office. The fellow will work in partnership with Oasis Youth Center and be co-located at Oasis and TeamChild. Under the guidance of TeamChild attorneys and in consultation with Oasis Youth Center, the fellow will advise LGBTQ youth about their legal rights. The fellow will be asked to research various legal issues frequently affecting LGBTQ youth in the community and develop policy responses to those issues. The fellow will also be asked to develop sustainable policy options to create an ongoing TeamChild/Oasis legal clinic partnership. Duties also include community education, outreach to clients and potential referral sources and collaboration on community based projects that serve TeamChild’s and Oasis Youth Center’s client base.

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