In May 2019, the Oliver White Hill Foundation will select five outstanding law students for the Oliver White Hill Foundation Public Service Internship Program. Students will receive scholarships of $3,000 to $5,000 (based on need) to intern full-time for eight weeks in government offices, public interest law firms, leading nonprofit organizations, and public interest groups in Virginia.


To be eligible for the Oliver White Hill Foundation Public Service Internship, applicants must be a law student who is interested in an internship that strengthens Virginia citizens and communities.

The internship must be full-time for at least eight consecutive weeks and unpaid. Placement for the internship can be prearranged or finalized upon award of the scholarship. The Foundation will provide limited support in securing placements. Eligible placements include state agencies, nonprofit organizations, and advocacy groups. Placements cannot be political campaigns or include campaign activity.

Award and Responsibilities

All Oliver White Hill Foundation Public Service Interns will receive a scholarship between $3,000 and $5,000 and be required to check in weekly with Program Coordinator.

How to Apply for an Oliver White Hill Foundation Public Service Internship

Please submit the following:

  • A letter of interest indicating current law school placement and contact information
  • Resume
  • Most recent transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A personal statement (maximum of 300 words)


For consideration for Summer 2019, applications should be submitted by Friday, April 29, 2019. All materials, except the letter of recommendation, must be submitted as a single PDF attachment, in a single email to

Use “2019 PSI Application” in the subject line. The letter of recommendation should be emailed separately to with “Recommendation Letter – YOUR FIRST AND LAST NAME” in the subject line within one week of submitting the application. The Program Coordinator may request supplemental information as appropriate. Oliver White Hill Foundation does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability, race, color, religion, ethnic/national origin, veteran status, or sexual preference in awarding the scholarships.