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The selection process for the Heyman Fellowship Program is competitive, and based on a thorough review of each application. We are most interested in the potential contribution that the applicant can make through federal public service, and in the applicant's ability and willingness to serve as a mentor to students and alumni. For applicants three years out, preference will be given to those who have spent some or all of these years in clerkships or public interest fellowships. Applicants must either have secured a federal position or be in the pursuit of one at the time of application. All federal positions qualify, with the exception of judicial clerkships. The application deadline for the 2015 Fellowship is 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 12th. Applications must include the following information:
It is strongly preferred that you submit all application materials via email, though hard copies will be accepted. Please do not staple any materials. Letters of recommendation may be submitted with application or separately, and can be forwarded by applicants or sent directly by recommenders. Letters written for other purposes and audiences (like clerkship letters) are acceptable, provided their content is applicable.
Applicants will be notified of award decisions in late spring, 2015. A limited number of applicants may be granted awards conditioned on the applicant's obtaining an offer from a federal agency.
The Heyman Summer Internships provide networking, mentoring and possible small stipends (depending on available resources) for HLS students with summer positions in any part of the federal government (with the exception of judicial externships or internships). While the Heyman Summer Internships are competitive, they are granted in larger numbers than the graduate Fellowships to encourage HLS students to "taste" federal law practice. Applicants must either have secured a federal summer job or internship or be in pursuit of one at the time of application. Successful applicants will demonstrate a commitment to public service and a genuine interest in exploring the possibility of a federal government career. Applications should include the following:
It is strongly preferred that you submit all application materials via email, though hard copies will be accepted. Please do not staple any materials.
The application deadline for the summer 2015 program is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 20th. Applicants will be notified of selection decisions by late spring, 2015.
Director, Heyman Fellowship Program
Bernard Koteen Office of Public Interest Advising
Harvard Law School
Wasserstein Hall, Suite 4039
Cambridge, MA 02138
Questions? Contact Joan Ruttenberg by e-mail or call (617) 495-3108.
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