2010 Undergraduate Summer Internship

The Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs seeks two full-time undergraduate student interns for Summer 2010. The summer interns will work within our administrative office, which oversees law school clinical programs and tracks student pro bono legal projects. Through work on various office projects, the interns will learn about the diverse ways to practice public interest law, gain insight into the law school experience, and see higher education administration in action. There is also a speaker series throughout the summer where professors, practicing attorneys, law school admissions staff, and other HLS alumni share their experiences and advice with other undergraduate interns and law students working at HLS in the summer.

Responsibilities

The interns will work on various projects including :

  • Reports of student participation in our programs: compiling statistics, creating graphs, charts, PowerPoint presentations.
  • Database management of student projects, including data entry and processing paper files.
  • Publications for law students about clinical and pro bono opportunities.
  • Communications, website, and social media management.
  • Research of community organizations or similar law school programs.
  • Performing general office duties such as answering phones and responding to correspondence.
  • Please note: We do not provide direct legal services to clients.

Internship Dates

Preferred start date of June 1, 2010 for a 10-week internship, though there could be flexibility with start and end dates. Work schedule is Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm with a 1hour lunch (unpaid). No evening or weekend work required. Estimated Salary: $12/hour = $420/week.

Position Requirements

The internship is open to undergraduate students only. Excellent organizational skills and sharp attention to detail are required, along with the ability to self-start on projects. Enthusiasm, a sense of humor, and a demonstrated interest in public service work or the law are helpful! Candidates should be comfortable working independently within a collaborative office and be able to manage multiple projects at once. Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word are strongly preferred, as is a demonstrated ability to work with databases. Knowledge of PowerPoint, web management, and Adobe Photoshop are helpful but not required.

To Apply

Submit a resume and cover letter explaining your interest in the internship to Karina Chamorro via email to clinical@law.harvard.edu by Friday, March 12, 2010. If selected as a finalist, you will be invited to interview on campus through early April.  All applicants will be contacted at the end of March with an update on your application status, but we are not able to interview every applicant.

Last modified: August 20, 2011

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