The Bernard Koteen Office of Public Interest Advising (OPIA) at Harvard Law School seeks undergraduates to work as part-time interns during the 2021-22 academic year. Our team of mission driven attorney advisers and administrators provides career counseling and support throughout the academic year to thousands of law students and alumni who are interested in pursuing public service work.
While this position is not a legal internship, it offers broad exposure to the legal profession, particularly for someone contemplating a career in public interest law or exploring law school more generally.
Responsibilities: Assignments may include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Perform general office duties, such as covering reception at the front desk, fielding phone calls and emails from students, alumni, and employers, photocopying, and data entry.
- Post job advertisements and announcements on the web.
- Perform maintenance in our public service organization database by cleaning up information on employer profiles.
- Help plan and organize events, including tracking event details for the academic year, as well as assisting with our Wasserstein Public Interest Fellows Program.
- Edit sections of our website and help update and improve our resources.
- Assist with planning and coordination of post-graduate fellowships administered by OPIA.
- Support and help maintain our student appointment scheduling portal.
- Assist with other projects and tasks as needed.
Academic year interns are paid positions: $15/hour. Interns are expected to work between 10-14 hours/week. The start date can be flexible, but we prefer our interns to start at the beginning of September. Applicants are encouraged to list all employment experience on their resume.
Application Instructions: Please complete the application form. Applications must be received by August 27, 2021. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Hiring will be done on a rolling basis, so students are encouraged to submit their applications ASAP.