Pilloriedbrain wrote:I had no idea public interest was so difficult to get into. After all, they get paid below average, and their work is mainly for the non-profit.
It depends on what kind of public interest you're talking about. Human Rights Watch is public interest. So is the PD office in Omaha. They hire from entirely different applicant pools.
But yes, high-level PI (like the ACLU, etc.) is extremely competitive, even for students at top-ranked schools.