Nonprofits

CURRENT POSTINGS
Spring 2013

Hudson Riverkeeper

SUMMER 2013 Watershed Program Legal Internships

Program Overview
Riverkeeper is a member-supported watchdog organization dedicated to defending the Hudson River and its tributaries and protecting the drinking water supply of New York City and Hudson Valley residents. The Watershed Program focuses on protecting the Croton, Catskill, and Delaware Watersheds that supply clean, unfiltered drinking water to nine million New Yorkers.

Legal Internship Positions
Riverkeeper’s Watershed Team is seeking legal interns to work directly with the Watershed Program in our office at the Pace Law School Environmental Litigation Clinic in White Plains, New York. Our legal interns are involved in every aspect of our program and gain hands-on experience enforcing environmental laws, investigating pollution complaints, reviewing proposed development projects, and drafting legal documents. Legal interns will participate in weekly staff meetings and case review sessions and may also attend meetings and public hearings with government agencies, elected officials, and local community groups.

Qualifications
Riverkeeper prefers applicants who have completed at least two years of law school, although we will consider applications from exceptional first year students. We seek independent and motivated students with a commitment to environmental protection and an ability to handle a diverse caseload. Applicants should have a working knowledge of environmental laws such as the Clean Water Act and the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act. A background in planning or science is a plus. Strong research and writing skills, organized work habits, and a sense of humor are a must.

How To Apply
Applications will be accepted, and interviews conducted, on a rolling basis.  Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and names and contact information for 2 references to:

Kate Hudson, Watershed Program Director, via email at intern@riverkeeper.org.  Please write “Summer 2013 Watershed Program Legal Intern” in the subject line. No calls please.



Fall 2012

SJI is launching a new externship at the NY AG's Social Justice Division that offers fieldwork placements in their Environmental Protection Bureau. This is SJI's first externship to have a field placement with an explicitly environmental focus:

https://web.law.columbia.edu/social-justice/students/classes-clinics-externships/externships/spring-2013/externship-new-york-attorney-generals-role-law-enforcement-and-social-justice 

Environmental Defense Fund's Rocky Mountain and Washington Offices are seeking highly qualified and deeply motivated law students to work on projects related to climate change, air quality, and energy. Environmental Defense Fund is a national, non-profit, non-governmental advocacy organization with 750,000 members nationwide, and offices across the country. 
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. Law students who will have completed their second year of law school are preferred. Exceptional candidates who will have only completed one year of law school will be considered.


Attachment below with more information.

PAST POSTINGS

Fall 2012

The Deadline for Environmental Law Institute summer clerkships is October 15th. Here are links to their postings:

                Diversity Law Clerk: http://www.eli.org/About/Employment/diversity_law_clerk.cfm

                Law Clerk: http://www.eli.org/About/Employment/law_clerk.cfm

September 21, 2011

Environmental Defense Fund, Climate and Air Quality Summer Opportunity: Rocky Mountain Office (1Ls and 2Ls)


Environmental Defense Fund's Rocky Mountain Office is seeking highly qualified and deeply motivated law students to work on projects related to climate change, air quality, and energy.  Environmental Defense Fund is a national, non-profit, non-governmental advocacy organization with 700,000 members nationwide, and offices across the country. 

The internships offered by Environmental Defense Fund's Rocky Mountain Office 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.  Law students who will have completed their second year of law school are preferred.  Exceptional candidates who will have only completed one year of law school will be considered.

 


See application attached below for more information. Applications considered immediately--acceptances on a rolling basis.


+ ABA/SEER Diversity Fellowship in Endangered Species

One of ABA/SEER's activities is to sponsor an ABA Diversity Fellowship
for a student interested in management and conservation in endangered
species.  The selected student will receive a $5000 stipend for this
summer to work in either the U.S. Department of Justice or U.S.
Department of Interior on endangered species issues. This is a great
opportunity for a student to gain hands-on experience in this area, and
our fellowship program will hopefully help add diversity to the natural
resources law field.

See below attached document "EndangeredSpeciesApplication."


+ Global Justice Program

Summer 2011 Internship Position:  Research Support Intern

The intern will support an ongoing project on globalization, transnational corporations, and human rights, with an emphasis on the impact of mining, dams and other development projects on the environment and the rights of indigenous peoples. Daily tasks will include research on relevant national and international legal standards and caselaw, as well web-based research and database construction on cases of violation of environmental and minorities’ rights associated with major development projects in Colombia and Latin America at large. Working languages will be English and Spanish. The intern will also be an active participant in Global Justice’s community and events on this and other institutional lines of work.


Project type: Research / Writing

Language skills: Spanish (intermediate level)

Contact: César Rodríguez-Garavito, Program Director.

email: cerodrig@uniandes.edu.co<mailto:cerodrig@uniandes.edu.co>

Address: Carrera 1 No. 18A-10, Bogotá, Colombia


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Program Description


Global Justice is a clinical program at the Universidad of the Andes Law School. Its mission is to raise international awareness on and promote human rights in Colombia and Latin America at large.


Students and faculty in the program carry out research, litigate cases before national and international courts, and intervene in public debates on human rights. They work in coordination with universities, NGOs, grassroots organizations, governmental agencies, and international organizations in Latin America and other parts of the world.


The Program’s cases, reports and activities focus on three areas:


>  Economic Globalization and Human Rights


>  Environmental Justice and Indigenous Rights


>  Violence, Transitional Justice and International Law

Website: www.justiciagloblal.info<http://www.justiciagloblal.info>


+ Rainforest Foundation


Rainforest Foundation US just announced a legal internship opening for
this summer.  The position is in NYC (their office is in SoHo), but
their main legal project involves indigenous peoples in Guyana.

http://www.rainforestfoundation.org/rfus-–-2011-internships


If you have any questions, Shane Avidan (email address in LawNet) is happy to answer them, as he worked there
last summer.

+ Environmental Law Institute

LAW CLERKPosted: 01/21/2011
Washington, DC
ENVIRONMENTAL LAW INSTITUTE (ELI)
http://www.eli.org
<http://www.eli.org/>

Job Type: INTERNSHIP - Unpaid

Schedule Type: Internship
Application Deadline: 02/21/2011
Practice Areas: Environmental, International Law/Human Rights

Job Description

For over three decades, the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) has played a pivotal role in shaping the fields of environmental law, policy, and management, both domestically and internationally. ELI’s mission is to protect the environment by improving law, policy, and management. For more information visit http://www.eli.org<http://www.eli.org/>.

Law clerks work on projects involving both domestic and international environmental law. Subject areas include, among others, wetlands and watershed policy, sustainable land use, biodiversity, environmental enforcement, long-term management of hazardous waste sites, public participation, and international environmental policy. Law clerks conduct legal and policy research, conduct interviews, attend and report on events, and prepare written materials and scholarly work for publication. Part of an clerk’s experience includes opportunities to attend seminars held by ELI for law students and lawyers.


Law clerks may also assist with the editing and production of ELI’s publications, the Environmental Law Reporter (ELR), the National Wetlands Newsletter (NWN), and The Environmental Forum (TEF), as well as various books. Law clerks support editors of these periodicals by conducting research, bluebooking, monitoring and writing summaries of current events, and engaging in various tasks and special projects on an as-needed basis.


Qualifications


 1.  superior research and writing skills;
 2.  strong academic performance; and
 3.  strong communication skills.

Students who will have completed their second year of law school are preferred, though first-year students will also be considered.


Application Instructions: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume (including law school and undergrad GPAs), list of references, and a writing sample. Cover letters should address the candidates’ personal goals and interests, as well as their experience and interest in environmental law and policy. Application materials should be submitted to
law@eli.org<mailto:law@eli.org>. Applications for spring and fall positions are accepted on a rolling basis and applications for summer positions must be received by November 15 of each year.

Contact Information:

law@eli.org
<mailto:law@eli.org>

+ Defenders of Wildlife

SUMMER LAW CLERK (DENVER, CO)Posted: 10/05/2010
Denver, CO
DEFENDERS OF WILDLIFE
http://www.defenders.org
<http://www.defenders.org/>

Job Type: INTERNSHIP - Unpaid

Schedule Type: Internship
Application Deadline: 02/28/2011
Practice Areas: Environmental

Job Description

Defenders of Wildlife’s staff is comprised of a variety of wildlife experts, including a legal team with a successful record at the forefront of wildlife law and legal advocacy. The Climate Change department offers summer clerkships to select law students with a commitment to wildlife conservation. This position is designed to provide a wide range of legal, programmatic, and administrative experience relating to conservation issues of national significance. The clerkship program covers a diverse range of environmental issues from endangered species to federal lands management, and is a terrific opportunity for law students dedicated to conservation and wildlife law.

Please note that this is an unpaid internship. Students are encouraged to seek funding opportunities through their schools or outside sources. A small stipend may be available to accommodate traveling costs.


Qualifications

Education: Current law student status (1L or 2L)
Experience: Interest/experience in environmental issues. Other relevant experience relevant to the mission of Defenders of Wildlife.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
Other Qualifications: Strong writing, research, media, and verbal communications skills.

Salary

Unpaid

Application Instructions: Interested applicants please reference Summer Law Clerk (Denver) and submit a letter of interest, along with your resume, writing sample (less than 10 pages), list of three references, and a copy of your law school transcript (2L’s only; unofficial transcripts accepted) to us via e-mail at:
krosenberg@defenders.org<mailto:krosenberg@defenders.org>. Applications will be accepted until February 28, 2011, or until the position is filled. We strongly encourage early applications, as offers will be made on a rolling basis.

It is the policy of Defenders of Wildlife to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law, in all personnel actions.



Contact Information:

krosenberg@defenders.org
<mailto:krosenberg@defenders.org>
1425 Market Street
Denver, CO 80202

+ NY/NJ Baykeeper


Posting:                 SUMMER 2011 LAW CLERK

Employer:             NY/NJ Baykeeper


                               52 West Front Street

                               Keyport, NJ 07735

Contact:                 Chris Len


Description:       NY/NJ Baykeeper and Hackensack Riverkeeper, both members of the Waterkeeper Alliance, work to preserve, protect and restore the ecosystems associated with the greater New York City Harbor and the Hackensack River respectively. These organizations seek a law clerk to work under their shared staff attorney. The applicant will have the opportunity to gain legal experience - including litigation support, legal research, advocacy and fieldwork - for two of the preeminent advocacy groups working in the waters around New York City. The position is full-time commencing May 2011. Ideally, the clerk would work in both offices, as well as frequently make trips to both Trenton and New York City. Baykeeper's office is in Keyport; Hackensack Riverkeeper's office is in Hackensack.


Qualifications: The ideal applicant will have a demonstrated interest in environmental protection and advocacy work in an urban ecosystem, with a high level of achievement in related coursework. Excellent writing and research skills are appreciated. Some familiarity with the Clean Water Act, the Resource Conservation & Recovery Act and/or CERCLA are helpful. Applications from first year students are acceptable, but applicants with environmental coursework or another source of knowledge of federal environmental law would be preferred.


Salary:    Small Stipend available.  Organizations willing to work with applicant on student aid/course credit opportunities.


Application Process:           Send cover letter, resume, and transcript by e-mail to Chris Len, Staff Attorney, at:
chris@nynjbaykeeper.org<mailto:chris@nynjbaykeeper.org>. Please advise if you are seeking aid from your school in conjunction with the application.

Deadline:               02/21/2011


+ Center for Climate Change Law

The Center for Climate Change Law (CCCL) has several openings for Columbia Law School students to work as summer legal interns within the center.  Legal interns will work with Professor Michael Gerrard and other center staff to research and write about an assortment of current issues in climate law and policy, with the opportunity to focus their work on one of several projects that the center has available.  CCCL does not have funding for these positions, but they are eligible under Columbia Law School's public interest funding program.  If you are interested in this placement, please contact Professor Michael Gerrard at mgerra@law.columbia.edu.


+ Columbia Environmental Law Clinic

The Environmental Law Clinic is now accepting applications from 1Ls and 2Ls for the Summer 2011 Internship in Environmental Law.  Students who are interested in gaining practical litigation and problem-solving experience this summer should consider applying.  This is an exciting opportunity to work on real cases on behalf of real clients and get paid for it!  We will consider applications for the full summer (approximately 10 weeks) or part
 of the summer.  Summer opportunities in the Clinic allow interested students to work on a docket of real cases in varying stages of litigation and pursue non-litigation strategies to resolve clients' problems.  Cases involve
 environmental issues, but even students not professionally interested in environmental law can use this opportunity to gain real world litigation experience and problem-solving skills. For more information, please contact Edward Lloyd at elloyd@law.columbia.edu or Susan Kraham at Susan.Kraham@law.columbia.edu.  To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to Professors Lloyd and Kraham.

+
Center for Ocean Solutions (Stanford University & Monterey, CA)

The Center for Ocean Solutions, based in Monterey and Stanford, California, is seeking a legal and policy intern for the summer of 2011. See attachment "COS".


+ Environmental Law Institute

Diversity Program Law Clerk
Summer 2011

 

In partnership with Pfizer Inc, Beveridge & Diamond PC, and the American Bar Association Section on Environment, Energy, and Resources, the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) seeks applications from law students for two Diversity Program Law Clerk positions. The program’s goal is to encourage additional participation by minority students and students from disadvantaged households in environmental law, policy, and management.

 

For three decades, ELI has played a pivotal role in shaping the fields of environmental law, policy, and management, both domestically and internationally. ELI’s mission is to protect the environment by improving law, policy, and management. For more information visit http://www.eli.org.

 

Law clerks will work on projects involving both domestic and international environmental law. Subject areas include, among others, wetlands and watershed policy, sustainable land use, biodiversity, environmental enforcement, long-term management of hazardous sites, public participation, and international environmental policy. Law clerks conduct legal and policy research, conduct interviews, attend and report on events, and prepare written materials and scholarly work for publication. Part of the summer experience includes opportunities to attend seminars put on by ELI for law students and lawyers.

 

Law clerks may also assist with the editing and production of ELI’s publications, the Environmental Law Reporter (ELR), the National Wetlands Newsletter (NWN), and The Environmental Forum (TEF), as well as various books.  Law clerks support editors of these periodicals by conducting research, bluebooking, monitoring and writing summaries of current events, and engaging in various tasks and special projects on an as-needed basis.

 

Qualifications: (1) superior research and writing skills; (2) strong academic performance; and (3) strong communication skills.  Only students currently enrolled in law school are eligible to apply. Students who will have completed their second year of law school are preferred, though first-year students will also be considered.

 

Stipend: Diversity law clerks will be paid $5,000 for the summer.

 

To Apply: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, list of references, law school transcript, college and law school GPAs, and writing sample. Cover letters should address the candidates’ personal goals and interests, as well as their experience and interest in environmental law and policy. They should also state how candidates will contribute to the diversity of the environmental law, management, and policy field. Application materials should be submitted to: law@eli.org.  We have extended the deadline for applications for summer 2011 to January 31, 2011.

ELI is strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunity and to achieving an inclusive, diverse workplace that values every individual. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.


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