About the Harvard Club of New York Child Advocacy Summer Fellowship
Through generous funding by the Harvard Club of New York, the Harvard Law School Child Advocacy Program (CAP) is happy to support a student interested in exploring a career in child advocacy by awarding a summer fellowship in 2020. The award amount is $7500. The student must demonstrate a commitment to social justice/public interest work generally, and must secure an internship at a non-profit or government agency located in New York City, whose primary focus is advocating for the legal rights of children and youth. The internship should be for a minimum of 8 weeks (280 hours). All applicants must follow the timelines and requirements for Harvard Law School’s Summer Public Interest Funding (SPIF). Preference will be given to students eligible for academic year financial assistance, though all 1L’s and 2L’s are encouraged to apply.
The fellowship recipient should expect to attend one or more networking events with members of the Harvard Club of New York during the summer, respond to other similar requests from the funder, and upon completion of the internship, submit a brief final report.
Application Timeline for the Harvard Club of New York Child Advocacy Summer Fellowship
The application for the summer of 2020 is now open. You can apply through the Fellowship Application online form.
November-January: All students interested in applying for the Harvard Club of New York Child Advocacy Summer Fellowship are encouraged to meet with Crisanne Hazen, Assistant Director of the Child Advocacy Program. You may schedule an appointment by emailing Crisanne at firstname.lastname@example.org. Before or after meeting with Crisanne, students should explore potential summer internship placements, located in New York City.
December-February: Apply to child advocacy organizations for a summer internship. Students are encouraged to update Crisanne on the organizations they are contacting, and discuss their proposed summer projects and assignments with her before they submit a fellowship application. Please note that at the time of application, the student need not have committed to a particular organization; however, the student must demonstrate that s/he/they has the opportunity to be at one or more qualifying organizations.
February: DEADLINE to submit the Fellowship Application online form to CAP is February 21, 2020. Applications will only be accepted online.
February-March: After submitting the online application, meet with Crisanne Hazen, Assistant Director of the Child Advocacy Program, for an informal interview (unless applicant has already done so at an earlier point). You may schedule an appointment by emailing Crisanne at email@example.com.
March: DEADLINE to apply for HLS Summer Public Interest Funding with the HLS Student Financial Services Office (1Ls and 2Ls only; application opens in late January). See the JD Student Financial Services Office website for details.
March: By the end of the month, CAP will notify applicants of the Harvard Club of New York Child Advocacy Summer Fellowship award decision. Final award of grant is contingent upon the student securing an approved placement and completing all necessary application requirements.