Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Environmental Integrity Project -Water Quality Law Fellow

Water Quality Law Fellow


Environmental Integrity Project – Washington, D.C.

Job Title: Water Quality Law Fellow

The Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) is seeking an attorney to advance Clean Water Act protections at the federal, state, and local levels. The available position is for a one-year fellowship focusing on water pollution issues, including: Chesapeake Bay water pollution, Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, and coal combustion waste. The fellowship has significant potential for extension beyond one year, dependent on performance.

EIP is a nonprofit organization established in March of 2002 by former EPA enforcement attorneys to advocate for more effective enforcement of environmental laws. The organization has three objectives: (1) to provide objective analyses of how the failure to enforce or implement environmental laws increases pollution and affects the public’s health; (2) to hold federal and state agencies, as well as individual corporations, accountable for failing to enforce or comply with environmental laws; and (3) to help local communities obtain the protection of environmental laws. For more information, please visit our website at

Qualifications: EIP will consider attorneys with two to three years of combined experience in litigation, environmental advocacy, specialized education, or equivalent experience. Candidates must demonstrate strong writing and analytical skills and must be a member of a State Bar. D.C. Bar membership, or eligibility for waiver, is preferable. The ideal candidate should have previous experience with developing or litigating cases and/or commenting on and challenging environmental permits and rules. Additional experience in policy analysis, media outreach, and coalition building will also be considered. Prior knowledge of the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, and Administrative Procedure Act is preferred.


To Apply: The position is available immediately, and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Candidates should send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and list of references no later than November 30th, 2011 by email

Electronic submissions are preferred, but applications may also be submitted by mail to the following address:

Water Law Fellowship
Environmental Integrity Project
One Thomas Circle NW, Suite 900

Washington, D.C. 20005