For Public Interest & Pro Bono Providers

If you are a public interest organization, government agency, law firm, or attorney seeking law students to assist with a pro bono project, we want to hear from you!  

The Office of Career and Professional Development promotes pro bono and community service opportunities to students throughout the year. Here's how to work with Stetson law students in the Tampa Bay area and beyond. 

Employers interested in recruiting volunteers for the fall and spring semesters are encouraged to participate in Stetson's Pro Bono Fair in October. Employers interested in volunteer summer interns should consider participating in Stetson's Career Fair, held in the spring semester of each year. 

How can I work with Stetson Law students? 

For questions about either fair, or to recruit students for long or short-term projects and volunteer events, contact Stephanie Storke, Assistant Director of Public Interest Careers and Pro Bono, at [email protected]. If you would like for us to promote a pro bono opportunity to our students, please include the following information in your email: 

  • An introduction to your organization and the work you do
  • A description of the work the students would be doing
  • Prerequisites and/or preferences, if any, such as course or experience requirements, or language skills
  • Estimated time commitment. This can be a range of hours per week, per month, per semester, or a set schedule
  • Attorney supervisor name
  • Location. Where will the students be working? Can the work be performed remotely? 
  • Whether the work is appropriate for 1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls, and/or LLMs
  • Instructions on how to apply, such as requests for a resume or a 100-word statement of interest or cover letter
  • Deadline (if any)
  • Whom to contact

Please note the following rules apply when working with Stetson Law students on law-related pro bono matters: 

  • All students doing legal pro bono work must be supervised by a licensed attorney. 
  • Students may not receive monetary compensation (salary, stipend, or grant) or academic credit for their pro bono work. 
  • The students' work must be law-related. 
  • Supervisors are required to verify pro bono hours submitted by students on the College of Law's GivePulse platform. Supervisors will receive an email from GivePulse requesting verification once a student submits their hours on the platform.  

In addition to pro bono opportunities, offices and organizations can also recruit for summer legal interns and post-graduate positions. Visit our Employer Resources page to learn more about our options for free, convenient, and tailored employer services.