Summer Interns Program

Program Dates: May 27 – August 1, 2014

PROGRAM INFORMATION:

For program inquiries please contact lscsummer@law.harvard.edu

DSC_0507 (1)Use your 1L or 2L summer to get the best experience you’ll have in law school (according to our alumni!) at the crown jewel of HLS clinical offerings, and get to know Boston better by exploring the neighborhood gems within easy reach of LSC.  Spending the summer with us is the best way to guarantee you’ll have this experience, since semester-based clinical placements are usually over-enrolled.

Summer opportunities are available in the following practice areas (click on the links to learn more about the area):

Disability Litigation & Benefits Advocacy Clinic

Post Foreclosure Eviction Defense Housing Clinic 

Predatory Lending/Consumer Protection Clinic

Predatory Lending/Consumer Protection Clinic – Student Lending/For-Profit Colleges Project

Veterans Legal Clinic

Summer interns are unpaid but eligible for all public interest fellowships including SPIF (Harvard Law School students only) and EJA

Students interested in being a summer intern at the Center must commit to work 35-40 hours per week for the duration of the program. The program cannot accommodate students who wish to split with another summer internship.

Supervision for students working at the Center is provided by one of our Clinical Instructors, chosen for their skills and abilities as practitioners and for their ability to teach, mentor, instruct and guide students through early learning experiences. Each Clinical Instructor has a caseload in one of the Center’s areas of practice which is shared with the Instructor’s supervisees.

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Students at the Center interview people seeking advice or assistance; undertake directassistance and responsibility to clients; engage in investigation and, often, formal discovery; counsel and advise clients; plan and strategize to achieve the best results for their clients; prepare pleadings for courts or applications to administrative agencies; and research case specific legal issues.   Some students appear before courts on contested motions, preliminary matters or assist in a trial; others will represent clients before administrative agencies.

To find out more about the power of working here, read why this 2L thinks everyone should Think Legal Services.

HOW TO APPLY:

The 2014 summer program runs from Tuesday, May 27th to Friday, August 1st for a minimum of 35-40 hours per week.   Application is by email including cover letter and resume to lscsummer@law.harvard.edu.  

Placement is determined by need and Clinical Instructor availability from among the areas listed above, so please rank your three top choices when applying. Applications will be received and reviewed on a rolling basis until opportunities are filled.

Summer interns are unpaid but eligible for all public interest fellowships including SPIF (Harvard Law School students only) and EJA.