See the March 2018 issue here.


The Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School seeks law students to serve as interns this coming summer. Our summer program runs from Monday, May 21st – Friday, July 27th, 2018. (Note: on a case-by-case basis, we will also consider split-summers and summer schedules that begin before May 21st and/or end after July 27th).

Located at the crossroads of Jamaica Plain and Roxbury, the Legal Services Center is Harvard Law School’s largest clinical placement, housing multiple clinics and providing direct legal services to hundreds of low-and-moderate income residents in the Greater Boston area each year. Our longstanding mission is to educate law students for practice and professional service while simultaneously meeting the critical legal needs of the community.

Summer interns will work in one of the following clinical areas:

· Federal Tax Clinic

· Housing Law Clinic

· Predatory Lending Clinic

· Project on Predatory Student Lending

· Safety Net Project

· Veterans Legal Clinic – Veterans Justice Project

· Veterans Legal Clinic – Estate Planning Project

LSC’s summer interns are supervised and mentored by experienced clinical instructors. Students will conduct interviews with potential clients seeking advice or assistance; counsel and advise clients; engage in investigation and formal discovery; develop case strategies; prepare pleadings for courts or petitions to administrative agencies; and research case specific legal issues. Some students appear before courts on contested motions, preliminary matters or assist in a trial; others will represent clients before administrative agencies. Overall, we seek to provide students with a singular opportunity to engage in hands-on learning, to test new skills, and to interact with client communities.

In addition to gaining practical lawyering skills, an internship at LSC provides students with a superb opportunity to explore Boston and its many and diverse neighborhoods.

Internships are unpaid, but are eligible for public interest fellowship sponsorship, including through SPIF (Harvard Law School students only) and EJA. We would be pleased to work with applicants to provide sponsorship for other summer public interest funding.


Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. To apply, please submit (1) a resume, (2) a cover letter which identifies your top three practice-area preferences from our clinical offerings list, and (3) a writing sample by clicking here.

Legal Counsel for the Elderly is currently recruiting a law student for our new Polydor Fellowship.   In honor of long-time volunteer Cheryl Polydor, the Polydor Fellow will support the work of both the Systemic Reform Project at Legal Counsel for the Elderly and the Office of the DC Long Term Care Ombudsman.  The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in promoting systemic reform for the elderly, particularly in the area of long-term care.
Interested persons can apply for the position on the AARP website:   AARP LCE – Law Fellow Polydor Fund

WCL has just published a “mid-month” issue of the Public Interest Jobs Clearinghouse, which can be found here. It includes new policy positions in the JD/Bar Not Required and Out-of-Town sections

The Christian Legal Aid of DC (“CLADC”) is seeking a full-time law clerk for the summer of 2018. CLADC was formed in 2007 to provide free and low-cost legal services to low-income individuals and families, and it uses this platform to share the love of Christ with its clients. It conducts four legal aid clinics around the District each month and provides advice, services, and representation in landlord/tenant, child custody/support, public benefits, and expungement matters, among other practice areas. For more information about CLADC, please visit its website,

While the position is unpaid, it offers a small stipend (if the student does not obtain funding for his or her work with CLADC from his or her law school or another source). Also, if needed, CLADC may be able to arrange for low-cost or potentially even free housing. A rising 3L is preferred for the position, but rising 2Ls are also encouraged to apply.

The clerk will assist CLADC’s executive director and managing attorney, primarily by performing tasks related to ongoing cases, including meeting with clients, interviewing witnesses, performing legal research, and drafting various case-related documents. The clerk will also have the opportunity to go to court with CLADC’s staff and potentially assist in depositions and trials. The clerk may also be given tasks related to administrative, event-planning, and fundraising matters from time-to-time.

If you’re interested in applying, please submit a cover letter and resume to CLADC at by April 1st, and preferably earlier to guarantee consideration.

The Washington Council of Lawyers has published its February 2018 Public Interest Jobs Clearinghouse listing attorney, fellowship, internship, and law clerk positions with public interest organizations.  The Newsletter can be found here.

First Shift Justice Project is a legal services organization with a mission to empower low income women and parents to assert their workplace rights and maintain their employment.  See the announcement here.