Student Opportunities

EELP regularly hires research assistants to work closely with our attorneys on a variety of topics in environmental and energy law. Students may help us track and analyze federal regulatory developments, research legal issues related to sea level rise, or work on research related to how the private sector is responding to climate change, among other topics. Students may prepare internal research memos and also have opportunities to contribute to publications or blogs on the topics they research. Read about the work of some of our current and former RA’s in Harvard Law Today.

We’re hiring Harvard Law students for Research Assistant positions!

Our application for the 2-year Beagle Fellowship with NRDC is open now!

See below for examples of our students’ work. More student posts are available here.

Recent Projects

Featured Students

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.

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.

Environmental Regulation Tracker

Students performed background research and wrote the original drafts for many of our rollback tracker posts, including:

They also help to keep most of the pages updated as lawsuits are filed and decided, and agencies take further action.