2013 Undergraduate Summer Internship

The Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs (OCP) seeks 2 full-time undergraduate student interns for Summer 2013. OCP is an administrative office that oversees law school clinical programs and tracks student pro bono legal projects. Through work on various administrative projects, summer interns learn about diverse opportunities in public interest law, gain insight into the law school experience, and see higher education administration in action. Summer interns also attend a speaker series where professors, attorneys, law school staff, and other HLS alumni share their experiences and advice with other summer interns at HLS.


Interns work on many projects that vary depending on experience, but these may include:

  • 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 and interns do not observe or support legal work

Internship Dates

The 10-week internship will begin in June and end in August (there is some flexibility with start and end dates).  The work schedule is 35 hours/week, Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm with a 1 hour unpaid lunch.  No evening or weekend work required. Salary: $12/hour ($420/week).

Position Requirements

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

To Apply

Submit a resume and cover letter explaining your interest in the internship to Melissa Courage via email (clinical@law.harvard.edu) by February 22, 2013. No phone calls please.

All applicants will be contacted by March 29, 2013 with an update on your application status. A selected group of finalists will be asked to interview with OCP staff.

Last modified: January 09, 2013

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