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Summer 2017 Internship Opportunity Deadline 2/13/17

By Staff on Wednesday, February 8th, 2017
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CALL FOR SUMMER 2017 INTERNS: THE CYBERLAW CLINIC AT THE BERKMAN KLEIN CENTER FOR INTERNET & SOCIETY

The Cyberlaw Clinic provides high-quality, pro-bono legal services to individuals, start-ups, non-profit organizations, and government entities. Every summer, clinic interns contribute to a wide range of real-world projects related to the Internet and technology. Interns may help the Clinic team provide guidance on open access, digital copyright, and fair use issues; support advocacy efforts to protect online speech and anonymity; develop legal resources for citizen journalists and new media organizations; advise courts on innovative uses of technology to increase citizens’ access to justice; or draft reference documents and training materials for educators on children’s privacy and online safety. Interns in the Cyberlaw Clinic can expect direct hands-on experience working with clients under the supervision of the Clinic’s staff attorneys. More information about the Cyberlaw Clinic can be found at http://clinic.cyber.harvard.edu.

Time Commitment:
Summer internships are full time positions (35 hours/week) for up to 10 weeks. The Summer 2017 program will run from Monday, June 5 through Friday, August 11.

Payment:
Many law schools offer funding for students who obtain public interest internships. We ask that law students applying for summer internships at the Cyberlaw Clinic also apply for summer public interest funding from their law school to cover their summer payment.

Commitment to Diversity:
The work and well-being of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University are strengthened profoundly by the diversity of our network and our differences in background, culture, experience, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and much more. We actively seek and welcome applications from people of color, women, the LGBTQIA community, and persons with disabilities, as well as applications from researchers and practitioners from across the spectrum of disciplines and methods.

Eligibility: •Summer interns do not need to be U.S. residents or in school in the U.S.; indeed, we encourage international students to apply.
•Summer interns do not need an existing affiliation with Harvard University.

About the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society:

The Berkman Klein Center’s mission is to explore and understand cyberspace; to study its development, dynamics, norms, and standards; and to assess the need or lack thereof for laws and sanctions.

We are a research center, premised on the observation that what we seek to learn is not already recorded. Our method is to build out into cyberspace, record data as we go, self-study, and share. Our mode is entrepreneurial nonprofit.

The Berkman Klein Center offers additional internship opportunities for law students outside of the Cyberlaw Clinic. The full list of available Summer 2017 internships can be found here.

To Apply:

The application deadline for all students for Summer 2017 is Monday, February 13, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Applications will be accepted in the Application Tracker at: https://cyber.law.harvard.edu/apply/jobs/16?apptracker_id=16

Required application materials for law students include:
•A cover letter describing your skills and interests. When developing your cover letter, you may wish to consider the following questions: What has led you to pursue research with the Berkman Klein Center and the issues we study? What would you like to gain from working with us this summer, and what will you contribute? How do you think the experience might influence your future efforts? Please feel welcome to address these and/or other topics you would like to share with us.
•A current version of your resume.
•A legal writing sample.
•The contact information for two references (professional or academic).

Further information about applying for any internship at the Berkman Center as a law student, including Application Tracker instructions, can be found here. https://cyber.harvard.edu/getinvolved/internships_summer

Questions? Check out our FAQ, and if you have a question not addressed there, email Rebecca Tabasky at rtabasky@cyber.law.harvard.edu.

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