Tag: Summer Internships

How To Land Your Dream Internship: LIDS Projects!

Posted on January 21st, by John Rennie in LIDS LIVE. No Comments

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 »

Attention 1Ls and 2Ls: Apply for summer fellowships through the Human Rights Program!

Posted on November 4th, by hlids in LIDS LIVE. No Comments


Attention Harvard 1Ls and 2Ls interested in doing human rights work this summer:  the application process for summer fellowships through the Human Rights Program is now underway!

Feel free to reach out the HRP fellowship student advisors with any questions:

Tess Borden (teborden@jd14.law.harvard.edu)

Sam Birnbaum (sbirnbaum@jd14.law.harvard.edu)

Sarah Wheaton (swheaton@jd14.law.harvard.edu) with any questions.

You can find their bios (and office hours) here.

Opportunity: Law Fellowships in Legal Empowerment, Namati

Posted on October 7th, by hlids in LIDS LIVE. No Comments

Namati is an international NGO dedicated to advancing legal empowerment. Namati works at the grassroots level to put law into people’s hands.  They currently have programs in Sierra Leone, India, Liberia, Uganda, Mozambique, Burma, Kenya, and Bangladesh, where we address a range of issues, from strengthening rights over land and natural resources, to improving accountability for essential services like health and education.  Harvard Law School alumna Abigail Moy is a Program Director at our Washington, DC office.  A variety of fellowships are available to current students and recent graduates in Namati’s US and foreign offices. Fellows are provided with a hands-on experience working on behalf of communities around the world. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.namati.org/about/employment-opportunities/ or click here.  Kindly note that these fellowships are unpaid, so students are encouraged to seek independent funding sources.