About the Harvard Club of New York Foundation Child Advocacy Summer Fellowship
Through generous funding by the Harvard Club of New York Foundation, the Harvard Law School Youth Advocacy and Policy Lab (Y-Lab) is happy to support a student interested in exploring a career in child advocacy by awarding a summer fellowship. The award amount is $11,000. 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 or New York state, 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 Foundation during the summer, respond to other similar requests from the funder, and upon completion of the internship, present a short report on their work at a dinner in New York in the fall.
Application Timeline for the Harvard Club of New York Foundation Child Advocacy Summer 2023 Fellowship
The application for the summer of 2023 is now open. You can apply through the Fellowship Application online form here.
December-February: Apply to child advocacy organizations for a summer internship in New York City or New York state.
Students are welcome to contact Crisanne at anytime ([email protected]) to discuss the organizations they are contacting, or their proposed summer projects and assignments with her before they submit a fellowship application.
March: submit the Fellowship Application online form to Y-Lab by March 24, 2023. Applications will only be accepted online. Please note that at the time of application, the student need not have committed to a particular organization; however, the student must demonstrate that they have the opportunity to be at one or more qualifying organizations.
March-April: After submitting the online application, meet with Crisanne Hazen, Assistant Director of the Youth Advocacy and Policy Lab (Y-Lab), and Michael Gregory, Faculty Director of the Youth Advocacy and Policy Lab (Y-Lab), for an informal interview. Someone from the Y-Lab team will reach out to schedule this appointment.
April: Y-Lab will notify applicants of the Harvard Club of New York Foundation 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.
EARLY SPRING (exact date TBA): 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.