Our Hosts span the world and span the breadth of public interest law including environmental, animal, and civil rights organizations, legal aid offices, immigrant support organizations, and public defender’s offices.


Following is a list of organizations that have hosted Lewis & Clark interns funded by PILP Summer Awards.

Organization Number of Awards
Legal Aid Services of Oregon (LASO) 18
Youth, Rights & Justice 14
Metropolitan Public Defender 14
Earthjustice Legal Defense Fund 13
Native American Program, Oregon Legal Services Corp.  10
Columbia Riverkeeper 9
Cascade Resources Advocacy Group (CRAG) 8
Oregon Law Center 8
Oregon Natural Desert Association 8
WaterWatch of Oregon 8
Catholic Charities Immigration Legal Services 8
Legal Aid Services of Oregon (LASO), Farmworkers Project 7
Northwest Environmental Advocates 7
Trustees for Alaska 7
Klamath Siskiyou Wildlands Center 7
Southern Environmental Law Center 6
Disability Rights Oregon  6
Federal Public Defender 5
Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation 4
Defenders of Wildlife 4
Center for Food Safety  4
Sitka Tribe of Alaska 4
Animal Legal Defense Fund 3
Community Development Law Center 3
Friends of the Columbia Gorge 3
Humane Society of the United States 3
Sponsors Organized to Assist Refugees (SOAR) 3
St. Andrew Legal Clinic 3
The Freshwater Trust 3
Trout Unlimited 3
U.S. EPA, Region 10 3
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance 3
Alaska Public Defender Agency 2
Center for Biological Diversity 2
Center for Constitutional Rights 2
Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission 2
Clackamas Indigent Defense Corporation 2
DNA People’s Legal Service 2
East Bay Community Law Center 3
Gifford Pinchot Task Force 2
International Labor Rights Fund 2
Land and Water Fund of the Rockies 2
Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence 2
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality 2
Oregon Natural Resources Council 2
Organizing People Activating Leaders (OPAL) 2
Advocates for the West  2
U.S. Department of Justice, Environmental Enforcement Division 2
U.S. EPA 2
Washington County District Attorney’s Office 2
Wildlands Network  2
Alaska Department of Fish and Game 1
American Lands Alliance 1
Anchorage District Attorney 1
Animal Welfare Institute 1
Appalachian Voices 1
Asian American Legal Defense Education Fund 1
BLM Action Center - The Wilderness Society 1
CASA for Children 1
Cascade Policy Institute 1
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County 1
Center for International Environmental Law 1
Center for Juvenile and Criminal Justice 1
Center for Marine Conservation 1
Chippewa Cree Tribe 1
Clackamas County Counsel 1
Coalition for Work with Psychotrama and Peace 1
Columbia Basin Institute 1
Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde 1
Consultorio Juridico Ambiental 1
Cultural and Natural Heritage Project 1
Cuyahoga County Guardian Ad Litem 1
Delaware Riverkeeper Network 1
Earth Island Institute 1
Earthrise Law Center 1
Ecologic 1
El Refugio 1
Environmental Defense Center 1
Environmental Justice Action Group 1
Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project 1
Federal Public Defender, Alabama 1
Forrest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics 1
Grand Canyon Trust 1
Great Ape Project 1
Greater Yellowstone Coalition 1
Hells Canyon Preservation Council 1
Illinois Migrant Legal Assistance Project 1
Immigration Counseling Services 1
In Defense of Animals 1
International Fund for Animal Welfare 1
International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission 1
International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights 1
International Water Management Institute 1
IUCN Environmental Law Centre 1
Legal Assistance to the Elderly 1
Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic 1
Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project 1
Medical-Legal Partnership of Oregon 1
Mennonite Central Committee 1
Mercy Corps 1
Midwest Environmental Advocates 1
Minnesota AIDS Project 1
Mississippi Center for Justice 1
National Crime Victim Law Institute 1
National Wildlife Federation, Colorado 1
Natural Resources Defense Council 1
Neighborhood Legal Services of California 1
Nez Perce Tribe, Office of Legal Counsel 1
Northern Alaska Environmental Center 1
Northern California River Watch 1
Northwest Justice Project 1
NW Constitutional Rights Center 1
Oceana 1
Office of Alameda County Public Defender 1
Oregon Center for Environmental Health 1
Oregon Innocence Project 1
Oregon Law Center, Farmworker Program 1
Oregon League of Conservation Voters 1
Oregon Student Public Interest Research Group (OSPRIG) Education Fund 1
Oregonians in Action Legal Center 1
Pacific Rivers Council 1
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine 1
Pine Tree Legal Assistance 1
Public Citizen’s Texas Office 1
Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch 1
Public Defender of the City of Alexandria 1
Redwood Summer Justice Fund 1
Rhode Island Legal Services 1
Santa Clara Center for Occupational Safety and Health 1
Save Our Wild Salmon 1
Siskiyou Regional Education Project 1
1000 Friends of Oregon  1
Texas Civil Rights Project 1
Texas Rural Legal Aid 1
The Defender Association 1
The Gulf Restoration Network 1
The National Campaign for Freedom of Expression 1
U.S. Attorney’s Office, Civil Rights Division 1
U.S. Department of Interior, Division of Indian Affairs 1
U.S. Dept. of Justice, ENRD 1
U.S. EPA, Region 8  1
Unemployment Law Project 1
University of Namibia 1
Urban League of Portland 1
Verde Native Plant Nursery 1
Voz Workers’ Rights Education Program 1
Washington Office of the Family and Children’s Ombudsman 1
Western Environmental Law Center 1
Western Resource Advocates 1
Western Resources Legal Center 1
Wilmer Hale Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School 1
Yap State Government, Office of Attorney General 1