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Supplemental funding is a way to increase your summer income as much as possible; we strongly suggest all interested students apply for both SPIF and supplemental funding sources in order to maximize their summer earnings potential. Any supplemental funding you receive from your SPIF employer and any fellowships you receive for your SPIF position will count towards the SPIF Funding Cap. However, funds you receive for your non-SPIF position have no effect on your SPIF award but must be reported to the Student Financial Services Office if you are receiving financial aid in your Summer Update form.
There are several sources of Supplemental Funding:
These funding sources are specific to HLS students. Further details may be found on the HLS Affiliated Supplemental Summer Funding Sources page.
There are many fellowships and internships available to supplement SPIF awards. One good place to start your research is PS Law Net.
Additionally, we occasionally receive notifications regarding fellowships for summer public interest work. When possible, information regarding these fellowships will be emailed to SPIF applicants and listed on this page.
While an employer may not be able to offer a full salary for the summer, they may be able to offer a stipend or a partial salary. Don't be afraid to ask your employer if they can pay you for your work.
There are 16 weeks between the last day of exams and the first day of classes, getting a second, non-SPIF eligible job during that time period will not affect your SPIF award and is a good way to increase your summer income.
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