Saturday, February 4, 2012

Earthjustice Visiting Attorney Fellowship (unpaid)

Visiting Attorney Fellowship

Location: Oakland, CA

Job Type: Intern, Clerk and Volunteer

Earthjustice’s International Program is offering a one-year, unpaid fellowship to a foreign environmental attorney. This fellowship is intended to foster collaboration with and training for attorneys from abroad who have a desire to return to their home countries to promote environmental protection. The attorney will have the opportunity to work closely with the lawyers and other staff in our office in Oakland, California, on a wide range of issues such as climate change, trade and environment, human rights and environment, and international environmental law. The attorney will receive training and experience relevant to Earthjustice’s work, wide exposure to the practice of civil environmental law in the United States and international fora, and a familiarity with the day to day functions of a legal non-profit organization.

Requirements for the position include:
• A law degree
• Strong verbal and written English language skills
• Ability to cover his/her own costs while interning at Earthjustice
• A visa allowing him/her to be present in the United States while interning at Earthjustice
In addition, applicants for the position should possess:
• Very strong professional credentials and an ability to think strategically about legal advocacy needs and opportunities
• Knowledge of U.S. and international environmental law
• A strong work ethic and sense of initiative, sound judgment, ability to work independently, and an ability to work well in a collegial setting

Earthjustice’s International Program is composed of four attorneys, one scientist and two support staff.

Our office has excellent access to public transportation and is located in Oakland, California

To apply, send a cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for the position; your resume; and the names and phone numbers of three professional references to with “Visiting Attorney Fellowship” in the subject line of the email.
Electronic applications are preferred, but we will consider printed applications sent to:
Lisa Nessan
Earthjustice, International Program
426 17th St., 5th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612

Earthjustice is driven by a passion for justice, partnership and excellence. Our core values lead us to seek a broad range of perspectives and backgrounds to achieve our mission and to maintain an inclusive environment where all staff are valued and respected. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to employment practices that ensure that employees and applicants for employment are provided with equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the position.