Skip to content

Applications should be submitted to the Chayes Fellowship Program (c/o International Legal Studies) no later than Thursday, February 1 , 2024 at 5:00 p.m. Applications, which should be sent to, must include the 2024 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 with an organization based 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.

Please note: students may apply to both the Chayes Fellowship and the Human Rights Program Summer Fellowship, but they may only receive funding from one of these programs in the same summer.  Please note that if an applicant invited to participate in both programs accepts a placement offer from a pre-approved Chayes placement organization, it is expected that the student will undertake that placement as a Chayes Fellow. (Stipend amounts will be the same for both programs.)

The Chayes Fellowship application process also includes an interview. Interviews for 2024 Chayes Fellowships will take place on February 5, 6, and 7, 2024. To schedule an interview, applicants should complete the interview section of the Chayes Fellowship application; a Chayes Fellowship staff member will contact you to confirm an appointment.

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 web pages for more information.

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