Student Opportunities

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Research Assistants

EELP regularly hires student research assistants (RAs) to work closely with our attorneys on environmental and energy law projects. A self-selected and mission-driven group, the RAs are valued members of our team who help 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. We can also 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. Learn more about the work of some of our current and former RAs in Harvard Law Today.

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

Fellowships at Harvard

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

Five fellowships of up to $9,500 each to Harvard Law School students working in the public interest environmental law field during the summer of 2024. Application deadline: March 29, 2024.

CLOSED: Salata Institute Fellows Program

The Salata Institute Fellows Program accepts exceptional academics and practitioners working on climate change and sustainability to support their scholarship or professional development. Fellows, in turn, enrich Harvard University’s community of scholars and scientists who are working on these issues. Deadline: Feb. 26, 2024.

CLOSED: Clinical Fellow, Emmett Environmental Law & Policy Clinic

The Clinical Fellow will work with the Clinic Director and staff attorneys on a broad array of environmental, energy, and natural resource cases and assist with the supervision of clinic students.

CLOSED: EELP 2024-2025 Legal Fellowship

Learn more here.

CLOSED: Beagle Fellowship

The deadline for this year’s 2-year Beagle Fellowship with NRDC has passed.

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

Visit the featured job postings for opportunities in 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.”