Student Opportunities

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Research Assistants

EELP regularly hires student research assistants (RAs) to work closely with our attorneys on a variety of environmental and energy law projects. A self-selected and mission-driven group, the RAs are valued members of our team who help us to track and analyze federal regulatory developments and research complex legal and policy issues. Students often have opportunities to prepare internal research memos and contribute to publications or blogs on the topics they research. In many cases we are able to tailor research assignments to fit each student’s interests and career goals, providing them with hands-on training. RAs can also benefit from our guidance on the law school experience and post-graduation plans. Read about the work of some of our current and former RAs in Harvard Law Today.

If you are an HLS student and interested in working as an RA for EELP, please email Program Administrator Sara Levy at [email protected].

Fellowships at Harvard

EELP 2024-2025 Legal Fellowship

The deadline has passed for our 2023-2034 Fellowship, but we will be hiring another fellow next year. Please check back in the fall of 2023. You can see a description of our 2023-2024 EELP Legal Fellowship here. This is a one-year position with the option to renew for an additional year. The Fellow will work on current projects, including the Biden administration’s regulatory actions to address climate change and environmental protection. The Fellow will also develop new projects, both independently and collaboratively with EELP colleagues, to provide rigorous legal analysis to advance deep decarbonization and protect public health and welfare.

Beagle Fellowship

The deadline for this year’s 2-year Beagle Fellowship with NRDC has passed, but check back in the fall of 2023 for new information.

OPEN: T.A. Barron Fellowships for Summer Work in Public Interest Environmental Law

The deadline to apply for summer 2023 positions supported by T.A. Barron Fellowships is March 31st.

OPEN: Harvard Kennedy School Climate Internship Program

HKS students: Apply through the HKS Summer Funding Common Application (opens in early March). Non-HKS Harvard graduate students: Apply using the online application form (opens in early March). For more information and to apply click here.

Additional Opportunities

View these featured job postings for opportunities related to environmental and energy law outside of HLS.

Recent Student Projects

Read our students’ legal research and analysis on key energy and environmental law questions by visiting our Publications page, and filtering by category “Student Work”.


Featured Students

Annalise Wagner (JD 2023)

“My research with EELP provided me with a fantastic opportunity to learn more about the intersection of civil rights and environmental law, which was not otherwise covered in the first year curriculum. It was also a great way to improve my legal research and writing skills through detailed, iterative feedback from EELP staff.”

Read Annalise’s piece on Rolling Back DOJ’s Title VI Protections: Trump’s Abandoned Attempt and Potential Impacts on EJ Enforcement here.

Sungjoo Ahn (JD 2021)

“As a student researcher at EELP, I was able to connect the study of law with my interests in energy policy and international relations. My advisors provided invaluable feedback on my research and writing, as well as an opportunity to publish my work alongside the law school faculty.”

Read Sungjoo’s piece on EPA’s New Aviation Emissions Standard: Why It’s Already Obsolete here.

Lindsay Williams (JD 2022)

“Working with EELP has given me a unique opportunity during my time in law school to use what I have learned in the classroom to help solve real-world problems. I have particularly enjoyed getting to do long term projects, because I’ve gotten to work closely with and learn from the excellent attorneys at EELP.”