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Applications should be submitted to the Chayes Fellowship Program (c/o International Legal Studies) no later than January 31, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Applications must include the 2020 Chayes International Public Service Fellowship application form and a copy of the student’s resume or curriculum vitae.

Although it is not necessary to have a confirmed placement before applying for the Chayes Fellowship, the application should demonstrate a thoughtful, considered and proactive approach to planning a summer project abroad. Applicants should be able to articulate the way in which their proposed summer placements will help them achieve their particular educational, professional and personal objectives. We encourage students to begin seeking a placement early , and applicants should have been in contact with potential placement organizations by the time the Chayes Fellowship program holds interviews with applicants in early February.

Applications and correspondence should be sent to:

The Chayes Fellowship Committee
c/o Sara Zucker, International Legal Studies
Wasserstein Hall, Suite 5005
Harvard Law School
Cambridge, MA 02138 (email)

The Chayes Fellowship application process also includes an interview. Interviews for 2020 Chayes Fellowships will take place on February 4, 5, or 6, 2020. To schedule an interview, applicants must contact International Legal Studies on January 31 at (617) 384-5284 or

Reminder: applicants for Chayes Fellowships must also apply (separately) for HLS Summer Public Interest Funding (SPIF), which is a prerequisite for participation in the Chayes Fellowship program. See Summer Public Interest Funding on the Student Financial Services website for more information.

Please see this Chayes Fellowship timeline for an overview of the application process.