- Position: The proposed position must consist of full-time (350 hours over the summer) or part-time (at least 200 hours over the summer) employment.
- Legal training: The employment must substantially utilize the student’s legal training.
Public interest:The employment must serve the public interest. Public interest is defined as the provision of services to traditionally under-represented clients or causes. The employer must fall into one of the following categories:
- Nonprofit: A nonprofit organization is defined as one that qualifies for tax exemption under IRS Section Code 501(c).
- Government: A federal, state, or local agency that employs people in the public interest (as defined above). Judicial clerkships and military service positions are ineligible for PILP funding.
- Other: The Board shall review the application of a student whose employment doesn’t fit into one of the above categories if the student states that the employment satisfies the intent of the Stipend Program.
- PILP does not grant stipends for employment on political campaigns.
- If there is a material change to information provided in a stipend application selected for funding, the stipend project is void. The student may approach the Board requesting approval of the amended stipend position.
- Nondiscrimination policy: PILP will not knowingly fund stipend positions with employers who discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, handicap, disability, sexual orientation, marital, premarital, or veteran’s status or the prejudice of clients.