PIFP Volunteers

PIFP Fellowship Application Requirements

To be considered for a PIFP fellowship, an applicant must volunteer with PIFP for a minimum of 25 hours.* Opportunities to earn hours include soliciting donations for the Auction, volunteering at fundraisers, participating in mass mailings, baking for bake sales, selling baked goods, volunteering on the night of the Auction, and participating in other announced projects and events.

More information about the solicitations process and volunteer expectations will be communicated throughout the year. Please contact either of the Auction Coordinators with any questions:

Shannon Beam (sbeam@law.villanova.edu)
Molly Ann Krebs (mkrebs@law.villanova.edu)
Zoey Lee (zlee3@law.villanova.edu)


  • In order to apply for a fellowship, all volunteers must complete a minimum of 25 hours:
    • As applications are read anonymously, completing more than the required 25 hours will not bolster your fellowship application.
    • Additional hours may, however, positively affect an application to the PIFP Board for the following year.
  • Hours opportunities will be announced at volunteer meetings, through emails, and on PIFP’s website:
    • Most opportunities are facilitated by online sign-up, and fill quickly.  Therefore, it is in your best interest to regularly check your email and the website for current opportunities.
  • 20 hours must be completed prior to the annual Auction on March 23, 2018 and the remaining 5 hours may be earned at the Auction.
  • Volunteering at the Auction is mandatory for all fellowship finalists.
  • Finalists need to contribute an item to the auction in some way to be considered.
  • The job that finalists are seeking funding for must be an unpaid, public interest job for the summer.

REMINDER: When evaluating applications, the PIFP Selection Committee will also take into account volunteers’ demonstrated interest in public interest lawyering.  Consider contacting the Pro Bono Society (probono@law.villanova.edu) for ways to get involved during the academic year and on school breaks (e.g. PA Innocence Project, Street Law, Face-to-Face, Wills for Heroes, Inmate Letter Writing Program, etc.).

To inquire about hours completed to date, and for all other Fellowship-related questions, contact the Fellowship Coordinator, Pam Putnam, at pputnam@law.villanova.edu.

2019 PIFP
Fellowship Application

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LRAP Application

Deadline: December 7, 2018

Auction Items

If you have an item you would like to donate please complete the donation form below. Questions? Contact pifp@law.villanova.edu.

Monetary Donations

We appreciate donations in any amount. Donations can be made online. After entering the donation amount, please select the "Walter A. Lucas '88 Public Interest Fellowship Program" as your "Other Designation."

Please consider sponsoring a fellow for

  • an hour ($11.25) 
  • a day ($90)
  • a week ($450)
  • a month ($1800)
  • or an entire summer ($4500).


Contact PIFP

Villanova University School of Law
Public Interest Fellowship Program
299 North Spring Mill Road
Villanova, PA 19085