2L Legal Intern
2L Legal Intern, U.S. Climate Legal & Regulatory Advocacy (Summer 2017)
Climate and Energy Program
Environmental Defense Fund (edf.org), a leading international nonprofit organization, creates transformational solutions to the most serious environmental problems. EDF links science, economics, law and innovative private-sector partnerships. Connect with us on EDF Voices,Twitter and Facebook.
Are you interested in exploring a career at an internationally-recognized environmental organization? By joining EDF as an Intern, you too 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. EDF’s Internship Program welcomes intellectually hungry leaders to join us, advance our work, and cultivate the skills and relationships needed for a successful career working for the environment. Alumni of our Internship Program have gone on to important leadership positions, most notably our own President, Fred Krupp. Could you be the next Fred Krupp?
EDF offers internships and fellowships for students and recent graduates in a variety of programs and departments throughout the organization. The ultimate goal of our internship and fellowship program is to provide high-quality experiences (including relevant projects and opportunities for networking) that form the foundation for any individual who is serious about pursuing an environmental career.
Environmental Defense Fund’s Rocky Mountain Office seeks highly qualified and deeply motivated law students to work on projects related to climate change, air quality, and energy.
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.
We seek students interested in working on cutting edge regional, national, and international climate and air quality issues. Exceptional candidates who will have completed their second year of law school will be considered.
10 weeks during Summer 2017
Full-time (35 hours/week)
This is a paid internship, either in whole or in part by EDF, with compensation competitive with leading non-governmental organizations. Students who do not receive external funding will be paid by EDF. Students who receive only partial external funding will receive supplemental funding from 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.
To be considered for one of the rewarding internships with the Environmental Defense Fund’s US Climate legal and regulatory team, please apply by submitting your résumé, references, law school 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, are available for candidates who receive no external funding or only partial external funding. Environmental Defense Fund will also give strong consideration to summer academic externships.
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