Bernard Koteen Office of Public Interest Advising (OPIA)


Application Open for the ICJ Traineeship Program! Materials Due January 12

December 5, 2016

Harvard Law School is pleased to announce an opportunity to apply for the International Court of Justice University Traineeship Program. The International Court of Justice Traineeship begins in September each year and lasts for a period of nine months.

This is a unique opportunity to gain in-depth experience in public international law and work alongside judges at the ICJ. The experience may vary depending upon the judge, but all trainees can expect to have the opportunity to work closely with their assigned judge(s). The 9 month traineeship comes with a $45,000 stipend.

Interested candidates must submit materials by January 12th at 11:59 p.m. EST for consideration.

Annual Robert M. Cover Public Interest Retreat Registration Now Open!

December 2, 2016

The Robert M. Cover Retreat brings together law students, academics and practitioners committed to public interest to share their experiences, network and reinvigorate their commitment to this important work. Registration deadline is February 17, 2017. When: March 3-5, 2017

Where: Sargent Center, Peterborough, NH

Cost: $195 (includes retreat fees, lodging, and all meals/food).

Check out the evolving list of practitioners and register for the retreat!

Exploring Public Interest Resources at HLS: Communicating with Employers

November 23, 2016

One of the toughest parts of a job search is deciding which offer to accept. The lack of a consistent hiring timeline by public service employers and the fact that every situation differs makes decision making a difficult part of the search process. Our advice will help you through the process.

Alumni Reflect on Political Transitions

November 22, 2016

At OPIA, we know that a change in administration in Washington can create uncertainty and questions in students and alumni considering interning or working in federal government and in alumni already in federal service. As the next presidential transition approaches, we are hearing questions about what it will mean for federal legal internships and careers. […]