MBF Grants $24,000 to Law Students for Public Interest Internships

The MBF Trustees proudly announce that four exceptional law students were recently selected to receive a stipend of $6,000 each for their unpaid summer internships at non-profit legal aid organizations in Massachusetts. The grants are provided through the MBF’s Legal Intern Fellowship Program, which is funded by the MBF Fellows Fund and the Smith Family Fund and has two concurrent goals: to give talented students the experience and encouragement they need to continue in the public interest law sector and to provide legal aid organizations with much-needed additional staff capacity for the summer. 

This year’s award recipients are:


Erika Jacqueline Chavez
Boston University School of Law
Kids in Need of Defense
(Supported by Smith Family Fund)






Sarita Manigat
Western New England School of Law
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Massachusetts
(Supported by MBF Fellows Fund)





Elinett Oquendo Burgos
Northeastern School of Law
Massachusetts Advocates for Children
(Supported by MBF Fellows Fund)




Madelyn Finucane
Harvard Law School
Greater Boston Legal Services: Housing & Employment Units
(Supported by MBF Fellows Fund)




Click here for more information about the Legal Intern Fellowship Program.