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K&L Gates is committed to affording all attorneys, including future attorneys, opportunities to provide pro bono legal services. Our Pittsburgh office Public Interest Fellowship program underscores K&L Gates' and the legal profession's commitment to public service. This public interest fellowship serves as a unique vehicle by which K&L Gates may attract highly qualified summer associates to Pittsburgh to make significant legal service contributions and to gain substantial legal experience within a non-profit agency environment. Fellowship recipients will find that a K&L Gates Fellowship is an impressive credential that will be valued by future employers.

Fellowship Stipend
In 2015, the fellowship recipient will receive a stipend of $1,000/week (less applicable taxes).

Application Process 
To be considered for the K&L Gates Public Interest Fellowship, candidates must complete and submit an application. Application guidelines and the application can be downloaded directly from our website or requested from Jessica L. Gangjee. The application deadline for the 2016 Fellowship will be announced shortly. All current second-year and third-year law students are eligible to apply. Subject to the approval of the Board of Directors of The Pittsburgh Foundation, an Advisory Committee recommends the fellowship recipients based on academic merit, demonstrated commitment to public service, other information provided through the application process and interviews with finalist candidates. Family members of Advisory Committee members are not eligible for this fellowship. The Pittsburgh Foundation will notify chosen fellowship recipients of its decision. All stipend checks will be made payable to the fellow and mailed to the public interest organization where they will be working.

To request additional information, or to address any questions, please contact:
Jessica L. Gangjee
Legal Recruitment and Development Regional Manager

412.355.6547