Every Summer, the MCAD names one qualified applicant as the Napolitano Summer Fellow. The Fellowship is named after George Napolitano, who was the General Counsel for the MCAD from 1991 to 1997, and whose greatest joy was mentoring junior attorneys.
The Napolitano Summer Fellow receives a monetary stipend from the MCAD, administered by the Massachusetts Bar Association.
About George Napolitano
In addition to being the General Counsel for MCAD, George Napolitano was an active member and prominent figure in the Massachusetts Bar Association. Attorney Napolitano advanced the mission of MCAD and served as a mentor to his staff during his tenure at the Commission.
He stressed the importance of working in anti-discrimination law, noting the public’s need for passionate and effective attorneys to advocate for them. The internship established in his name is committed to giving law students experience in the public sector in the hopes that future generations will carry on Attorney Napolitano’s legacy of service.
How to Apply
Law students in good academic standing may apply for the Napolitano Summer Fellowship by including in their internship application a one-page written statement articulating their commitment to civil rights and the advancement of the MCAD’s mission.
The personal essay should address why you are a strong candidate for this fellowship, and how this internship will advance your pursuits in public service.