Jan. 21, 2014 – John Rennie
With the start of the spring semester one of the biggest questions on students’ minds is how they will spend the upcoming summer. For many law students this has already been settled and they know what law firm they will be working at during the summer. But others, especially graduate students like myself, face an open opportunity. This can be a challenge – finding the right internship can require both work and luck – but also an opportunity, as it provides a reason to reach out to organizations that you have always been interested in and see where you might fit.
I mention the process of finding internship and jobs because I think it highlights one of the biggest assets of LIDS projects – the opportunity to engage with organizations doing exciting and cutting-edge development work. As I learned last year, this can be a natural step to a great summer internship.
I began working on LIDS projects last year when I joined a project with the Vale Columbia Center for Sustainable International Investment. Our project researched best practices in the use of technology transfers in FDI. As I got to know the organization and their work … Read More »
LIDS is currently recruiting team members to work on its exciting array of spring projects! Project partners include the ABA Criminal Law Section’s International Committee, the Center for Civil Society in India, and the Collaborative African Genomics Network, among others. Descriptions of the projects are available here.
To be eligible to work on a LIDS project, you must be a current graduate student in the Boston area. Team members are expected to dedicate 3-5 hours per week on average to their project.
Team members are primarily responsible for preparing the deliverable, which may be a legal memo, policy report, or business plan, among other possibilities. This role involves research work, which can include conventional research and potentially interviewing individuals or experts on the subject matter. Being a team member is an excellent opportunity to work with an external development group and gain subject matter expertise and valuable employment skills. Expertise in the subject matter is not essential, but a demonstrated interest in the topic is expected, as is a commitment to the project. Research and writing skills are important for this position, as is an ability to work on a team and meet deadlines.
(1) fill out the application form.
(2) attend the MANDATORY training on Mon., Feb. 3, … Read More »
LIDS is currently recruiting team leaders to work on its eight exciting projects! Project partners for the spring include the World Resources Institute, the Public International Law & Policy Group, and Qorax Energy, among others. Descriptions of the projects are available here.
To be eligible to lead a LIDS project, you must be a current graduate student in the Boston area. Team leaders are expected to dedicate 5-7 hours per week to their project.
Team leaders are primarily responsible for managing their project. This role involves liaising with the client and an Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe attorney assigned to the project, communicating frequently with team members, running weekly or bi-weekly team meetings, and ensuring that the final product is of high quality. Leadership, communications skills, and an ability to manage a team are important skills for this role. Expertise in the subject matter, while helpful, is not essential, but a demonstrated interest in the topic is expected. Past leaders have found this experience incredibly rewarding and a lot of fun!
(1) fill out the application form.
(2) and send a resume to Sarah Weiner.
Applications are due MONDAY, JAN. 27, 2014 at 7 PM.
All projects described are Orrick, Herrington and Sutcliffe pro bono projects. LIDS members … Read More »