Matrix Causes Fund - Amicus Bursary: Partially-funded Amicus internships in Louisiana
Amicus in conjunction with Matrix Chambers are offering three individuals the opportunity to complete a partially-funded US internship in Louisiana. The Matrix Causes Fund (MCF) will, for the second year in a row, support applicants for Amicus' US Internship Programme with a bursary worth £500.

The three bursary recipients will spend 3 - 4 months in one of Amicus' affiliate capital defence offices in New Orleans.

Click here to download the application form.

Key Dates
Deadline: Sunday, 28 October 2018 at 23:59 pm.

Interviews: TBC (tentatively end November/early December 2018).

Internships: Internship dates to be agreed between the successful candidates and Amicus. Internships will commence in 2019, and will be subject to the needs and capacities of the capital defence offices.

In addition to the requirements of the Amicus General Internships (see here), a driving licence is essential.

The criteria Amicus will use to assess candidates for the partially-funded interns is outlined in the application form.


Can applicants for the General Internship Programme apply for the bursary?

General Internship applicants who have already passed the interview stage and are in the process of being placed cannot apply for the bursary.

Other General Internship applicants can do so (thereby putting their General Internship applications on hold). However, they will have to apply afresh i.e. complete the MCF bursary application form.

Can unsuccessful bursary applicants be considered for a wholly self-funded General Internship?

Yes, provided that in the course of the shortlisting/interview process, said applicants meet the requisite standard of the General Internship Programme.
Unsuccessful bursary applicants will not need to apply afresh for the General Internship Programme.

Can Kalisher Trust-Amicus interns apply for the MCF bursaries?

No, interns in receipt of Kalisher funding to undertake Amicus internships are not eligible for the bursaries.

Can I choose which office I want to go to?

As part of the MCF bursary programme you will be required to work in offices across Louisiana only.

Can I defer my internship if I get offered a bursary?

As a general rule, if you need to defer your internship you will be required to reapply to the internship programme.