The Pittsburgh Foundation

K&L Gates Public Interest Fellowship Program The K&L Gates Public Interest Fellowship Program of The Pittsburgh Foundation was established in September 1999 to offer law students the opportunity to assist public service organizations located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 2019, the program will award one successful candidate a fellowship that enables them to spend eight weeks of their summer working at the Allegheny Conference on Community Development. The Allegheny Conference on Community Development is one of the United States’ foremost civic leadership organizations. For more than 70 years, the Conference has been bringing together public and private sector leaders. Through the support of the Regional Investors Council, we are improving the economic future and quality of life of the 10-county Pittsburgh region. For more information, please visit The fellowship recipient will be paid a stipend of $1,000/week (less applicable taxes) for his or her public interest service.

Average Award: Varies
Award Type: Summer Fellowship
Deadline: 2/28/2019


  • Attend Law school as a 2nd year student at the time of application.
  • Pursue a degree or studies in law.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.
  • Be able to fulfill the fellowship of working for 8 weeks of the summer at The Allegheny Conference on Community Development.

How to Apply

  • Complete the application by clicking the blue button above.
  • Complete the essay section of the application.
  • Submit contact information for two references.
  • Submit your current resume.
  • Submit your unofficial transcripts.


  • The Pittsburgh Foundation: Jennifer Marino, Scholarship Coordinator -