LIDS is looking for 1-2 more members on each of the following projects:
Center for Civil Society, Mapping Regulatory Barriers to the Sale, Transport, and Storage of Sugarcane in India
Collaborative African Genomics Network (CAfGEN), Developing Genomic Approaches to HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa
Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy (Janaagraha), Fiscal Transparency and Accountability in Cities (focus on India)
Namati, Mapping State Recognition of Community Paralegals Worldwide (global focus)
Full descriptions available at http://www3.law.harvard.edu/orgs/lids/lids-projects/.
Any graduate students in the Boston area that are interested in working on any of these four exciting projects or that would like more information should email Sarah Weiner (firstname.lastname@example.org) and/or John Rennie (John.Rennie@tufts.edu) ASAP.
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 … 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, 2014 … Read More »