This list will be updated periodically.
For questions about each listing, please contact the respective program.
Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program
Application Deadline: Thursday, February 15, 2018
Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Summer Fellowship at the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program. Interns will work primarily at Harvard during the summer months on Clinic cases of individuals seeking asylum and other humanitarian protections, as well as on policy advocacy and appellate litigation.
Harvard Legal Aid Bureau
The Harvard Legal Aid Bureau hires approximately 15 law students to serve as Summer Legal Interns. Summer Legal Interns will be the primary case handlers on approximately 10-15 cases at a time in the areas of housing, family, government benefits, wage and hour litigation, and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS).
Legal Services Center
The Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School seeks law students to serve as interns this coming summer. Our summer program runs from Monday, May 21st – Friday, July 27th, 2018. (Note: on a case-by-case basis, we will also consider split-summers and summer schedules that begin before May 21st and/or end after July 27th).
Located at the crossroads of Jamaica Plain and Roxbury, the Legal Services Center is Harvard Law School’s largest clinical placement, housing multiple clinics and providing direct legal services to hundreds of low-and-moderate income residents in the Greater Boston area each year. Our longstanding mission is to educate law students for practice and professional service while simultaneously meeting the critical legal needs of the community.
Prison Legal Assistance Project
Application Deadline: February 23, 2018
The Harvard Prison Legal Assistance Project (PLAP) is now accepting applications for its 2018 Summer Student Attorney Program. Qualified candidates will have an interest in criminal justice and representing incarcerated persons. Training will be held during the last weeks of May. You must be able to spend 10 weeks working fulltime for PLAP during the summer months. In addition to representing clients, you will answer phone calls from prisoners in the PLAP office and respond to written requests for help. You should be able to drive and rent a car in the United States. Spanish or other foreign language skills are a plus.
Criminal Justice Institute
Application Deadline: April 27, 2018
Law clerks can expect to perform legal research, draft motions, interview clients and witnesses, perform field investigation, assist CJI clinical instructors with every aspect of the case, attend court proceedings and perform a wide range of research and case preparation duties. CJI is an excellent place for a clerkship as you will be matched with a seasoned clinical instructor, and you will gain valuable experience researching, investigating, drafting motions, and interviewing witnesses.