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

CLOSED: EELP 2024-2025 Legal Fellowship

We’re hiring for our 2024-2025 EELP Fellow! Learn more here.

CLOSED: 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.

CLOSED: 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 has passed, but please check back in spring 2024 for new information.

CLOSED: 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. 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.”