“I am enjoying my time working and living abroad. The coffee (cortado is my favorite) is wonderful and, thankfully, the winter is not too cold. I was hoping to travel to El Calafate on a long weekend, but the plane tickets are so expensive, so I’m planning a trip to Mendoza (wine country!) instead.
The work experience has been interesting and I’ve been learning a lot about environmental policy in South America. Even though I’ve been doing more research than I was expecting, I am learning through the process and even improving my Spanish (slowly).”
Josie is one of 23 HLS students working this summer in 18 countries under the auspices of the Chayes International Public Service Fellowship. Please visit our Chayes Fellowship page to learn more!
Twenty-three Harvard Law School students have been awarded the 2013 Chayes International Public Service Fellowship this summer. They are working abroad in Afghanistan, Argentina, Bangladesh, Cambodia, France, India, Italy, Hungary, Japan, Myanmar, the Netherlands, Portugal, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, the United Kingdom and Yemen, as well as in New York City and Washington, DC. Please click here to read brief biographies and descriptions of their summer placements submitted by the students
“My main project for the summer is working on a policy brief discussing public participation in climate change law in Buenos Aires, Mexico City, and Sao Paulo. I have learned a lot through my research and have even had the chance to improve my Portuguese since I am also focusing on Sao Paulo’s legislation and public participation.
I have also had a chance to travel a bit while I’ve been here. Argentina’s Independence Day was July 9th, and I took the opportunity to travel to the Northwest of the country. It was surprisingly different from Buenos Aires and it was nice to get out of the city for a bit.
Overall, I’m finding all aspects of my summer highly rewarding and wish I had more time here than I do.”