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Summary of the Fellowship Program

The Harvard Law School Association of Greater Philadelphia (the “Association”) is sponsoring one or more Harvard Law School students to work in public interest internships during the summer of 2020! Fellowship recipients receive a cash award and are invited to participate in the Association’s summer events.

Eligibility Who is Eligible to Apply?

All current HLS 1 Ls and 2Ls are eligible to apply for a summer fellowship. Applicants must work-full time for at least eight weeks at one or more eligible placements. While you do not need to have accepted an internship in order to apply for the fellowship, a fellowship offer will be contingent on your accepting an eligible placement.

What Placements Are Eligible?

Eligible placements include placements at direct legal services and non-profit organizations in the greater Philadelphia area. The Association does not ordinarily grant fellowships to students working in government placements. Judicial internships, research assistantships for professors and political campaign work are not eligible placements.

In the last 10 years, the Association has sponsored students in summer internships at the Education Law Center, the Juvenile Law Center, the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia, Community Legal Services of Philadelphia and the Defender Association of Philadelphia. In previous years, the Association has sponsored students working at organizations such as the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania, the Capital Habeas Unit of the Federal Defenders Office, the Women’s Law Project and the Nationalities Services Center.

Application Instructions

To apply, please send the following materials to Lindsay Breedlove, President of the Association, at by April 17, 2020:

  1. a cover letter that includes a project proposal, which should state the organization(s) at which you have accepted a summer position (or to which you have applied) and the work you intend to do there,
  1. a resume, and
  2. a transcript.