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Public Interest Split Summer Program

As part of our Summer Associate Program, Vinson & Elkins offers a Public Interest Split opportunity to support law students who have a passion for public service. Each year, for half of the summer program, we sponsor V&E Summer Associates who work for a public interest organization located in any U.S. city where V&E has an office.

While working for the public interest organization for a maximum of six weeks, you will continue to receive the V&E weekly Summer Associate salary ($3,654 /week). We require that you spend the first half of the summer at V&E, and the second half at a public interest organization approved by the firm.   

Our Summer Associates have worked with the following public interest and non-profit organizations: 

  • ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security
  • ARC of Texas
  • Catholic Charities of Houston and Washington, DC
  • Children at Risk
  • Earthjustice
  • The Environmental Defense Fund
  • The Environmental Law Institute
  • Human Rights Initiative of North Texas
  • The Legal Aid Society of New York
  • Lone Star Legal Aid
  • Manhattan Legal Services
  • MD Anderson Hospital
  • The Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Texas Innocence Network
  • Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid

Read more about this year’s Public Interest award recipients here.