Fall & Spring Legal Internships, 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.

Overall Function
We seek students interested in working on cutting edge regional, national, and international climate and air quality issues.  Law students who will have completed their second year of law school are preferred. Highly qualified law students who have completed their first year of law school will be considered.  

Key Responsibilities
Previous interns have researched and written legal 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.
To be considered for one of the rewarding internships with the Environmental Defense Fund's U.S. Climate Legal and Regulatory 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.

Washington, D.C.

Term and Hours
Fall and Spring Internship for part-time legal work, a part-time academic externship, or a full-time academic externship for academic credit. 

This internship would involve either compensation for part-time hourly work paid at a rate competitive with leading non-profits or academic credit (on a part-time basis or a full-time externship). Students are 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.

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
March 13, 2014
Intern (Credit)
Washington, DC, United States