1L Legal Internship, U.S. Climate & Air Legal and Regulatory Advocacy
With world attention focused on both the environment and the economy, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is where policymakers and business leaders turn for win-win solutions. This leading green group, with programs from Boston to Beijing, has tripled in size over the past decade by focusing on strong science, uncommon partnerships and market-based approaches. You can be part of a vibrant workplace that welcomes diverse perspectives, talents and contributions, where innovation and a focus on results are a way of life.
Environmental Defense Fund's Washington Office seeks highly qualified and deeply motivated law students to work on projects related to climate change, air quality, and energy.
The internships are ten weeks in duration, and thirty-five hours per week (full-time). We seek students interested in working on cutting edge regional, national, and international climate and air quality issues. Exceptional candidates who will have only completed one year of law school will be considered.
Previous interns have researched andwrittenlegal and policy documents for federal court litigation, administrative litigation, national and state regulatory proceedings, and various policy venues. For example, research activities have supported: U.S. Supreme Court litigation over global warming and power plant emissions; D.C. Circuit litigation over greenhouse gas regulation under the Clean Air Act, major new health-based air quality standards, and rules to reduce industrial air pollution; advocacy to reduce global warming pollution; major national and regional policy initiatives on air quality and climate change; international agreements and guidelines regarding trans-boundary pollution control programs in the U.S./Mexico border region; and protection of air quality and ecological systems in national parks.
This position is open to current law students who have completed 1 year of law school.
To be considered for one of the rewarding internships with the Environmental Defense Fund's Climate & Clean Air legal team, please apply by submitting your résumé, references, transcripts, writing sample, and a cover letter. In your letter please describe your interests in environmental law and policy work, relevant completed course work, whether or not you are able to work for class credit, and if so, how much, and note any work-study or grant money you will be able to provide. Summer stipends, competitive with other leading non-profit organizations, may be available. Environmental Defense Fund will also give strong consideration to summer academic externships.
2014 Summer Internship
This is a paid internship, either in whole or part by EDF, with compensation competitive with leading non-governmental organizations. Students who do not receive external funding will receive subsidized pay through EDF.
Students are also encouraged to seek academic credit through their college/university and EDF will ensure that any and all paperwork needed to secure academic credit is completed.
Applications are considered immediately and on a rolling basis.
Due to the volume of employment applications and queries received, EDF is unable to respond to each application individually. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected as a candidate.
Environmental Defense Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer