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The Human Rights Program Summer Fellowship Application is now open!

December 6, 2018

HRP Summer Fellowships are open to interested 1Ls, 2Ls, SJDs, and sometimes LLMs with an interest in spending at least eight weeks with nongovernmental or intergovernmental organizations concerned with human rights, exclusively outside the U.S.

Applications are due February 1, 2019.

Learn more about the HRP Summer Fellows Program and be sure to follow the application timeline.

Exploring Public Interest Resources at HLS: Communicating with Employers

December 6, 2018

One of the toughest parts of a public interest job search is managing your timeline. 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.

Earlier January Deadlines for Hilary Rodham Clinton and Initiative for the Public Interest Fellowships

December 5, 2018

Deadlines for both the Hilary Rodham Clinton Fellowship and the Initiative for the Public Interest Fellowship have been moved up to January 31, 2019. 

NOTE: The Initiative for the Public Interest Fellowship website has not been updated for this year. Please continue to check it for updates.

Please make an appointment with Fellowships Director Judy Murciano for help with your fellowship application materials.

Application Open for the ICJ Judicial Fellows Programme! Materials Due January 8, 2019

December 5, 2018

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 8 at 12 p.m. EST for consideration.

Learn more about the ICJ Judicial Fellows Programme and apply!

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