KATHERINE AND DAVID DEWILDE ’67 - University of Virginia School of Law

Katherine and David deWilde 67 Public Interest Summer Fellowships

About the Fellowships

Class of 1967 alumnus David deWilde and his wife, Katherine August-deWilde, have created the Katherine and David deWilde ’67 Public Interest Summer Fellowships in order to promote the protection of civil liberties, human rights, and the rule of law. Generally, two J.D. students will be selected each year for fellowships ranging from $5,000 - $10,000 each.


All J.D. students enrolled as 1Ls or 2Ls working full-time, full-summer internships with nonprofit employers during the summer of 2017 are eligible to apply. Public interest internships that will allow students to contribute to the advancement of civil rights, human rights, or the rule of law through impact litigation and/or legislative reform will be given the strongest consideration. Sample practice areas include: immigration advocacy, human trafficking, LGBTQ rights, criminal justice reform, voting rights, and governmental ethics. While students do not need to have secured their internship placement at the time of application, preference will be given to students who have.


Students must submit the following materials by email in .pdf format to the Public Service Center by Friday, March 31, 2017 at 5 p.m.:


Please contact the Public Service Center at publicservicelaw@virginia.edu.