Tom Barron Summer Fellowships

Tom Barron Fellowships for Summer Work in Public Interest Environmental Law

The Environmental Law Program is offering five fellowships up to $10,000.00 to Harvard Law School students doing work within the public interest environmental law field during the summer of 2015. 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 2015. 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.

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 April 20th to Kathy Curley at Successful applicants will be notified shortly thereafter.

Questions regarding the Tom Barron Fellowships should be directed to  curley at

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