Covey Fellowships for Summer Work in Public Interest Environmental Law

The Environmental Law Program is offering four $7,500 fellowships to Harvard Law School students doing work within the public interest environmental law field during the summer of 2011.  Qualifying work could include positions at government entities, NGOs, or other public interest organizations working on issues such as climate change, land acquisition and management, pollution control, energy, carbon trading, environmental justice, or biodiversity conservation.  This is not an exclusive list of employers or fields, and students are invited to think broadly about work that might qualify.

Applicants should be students who are returning to HLS in the fall of 2011.  Experience with environmental law is not a requirement for the fellowship, and those new to the field are encouraged to apply.

Applicants should first secure their summer position, and then apply for the fellowship; applications by students who have not secured a summer position will not be considered.  The Environmental Law Program may be able to assist students in making contact with potential employers with which the Program has a relationship; students interested in soliciting the Environmental Law Program’s assistance in this fashion should contact Kathy Curley at  curley at

Applications should include: a description of the organization where the student will be employed, a brief description of the summer projects the applicant will undertake, the name of the applicant’s supervisor, a resume, transcript, and a statement of interest conveying the reasons why the applicant was drawn to the job and any background the applicant has in environmental law.  Applications should be submitted by March 22, 2011 to Kathy Curley at  curley at  Successful applicants will be notified by April 19, 2011.

Questions regarding the Covey Fellowships should be directed to  curley at

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