Wednesday, October 8, 2014

2015 Summer Clerk at Center for Food Safety- San Francisco, CA

San Francisco, CA 

Date Posted: 10/08/2014
Job Type: INTERNSHIP - Paid
Schedule Type: Internship
Practice Areas: Environmental, Legislative/Policy Issues

Job Description

Overview: Center for Food Safety (CFS) is a nonprofit public interest and environmental advocacy organization thataddresses the impacts of the industrial food production system on human health, animal welfare, and the environment,and promotes sustainable alternatives such as organic agriculture. CFS represents over 500,000 farmer and consumermembers nationwide. CFS works to achieve its goals through litigation, legislation, scientific reports, public education,grassroots campaigns, market pressure, and media outreach. CFS’s small legal team manages an active docket of impactlitigation and high-profile cases on issues related to genetic engineering, factory farms, aquaculture, food safety,pollinators and pesticides, soil and climate, and organics. Learn more at
Position Description: CFS is seeking motivated law clerks interested in doing meaningful litigation and policy work onbehalf of the public and the environment. Clerks’ responsibilities vary each semester but typically include performinglegal research, drafting pleadings, attending hearings, submitting comments and petitions to administrative agencies, and supporting attorneys in litigation. Clerks are also expected to do minor administrative tasks as needed. Law clerks work closely with attorneys and staff, and are able to gain practical litigation and policy experience in a small nonprofit setting.


Clerks must have completed at least one year of law school and be available to work in our San Francisco,CA or Portland, OR office full-time for 10 weeks. Demonstrated commitment to practicing public interest food and agriculture law is a plus. Relevant coursework in administrative and environmental law are preferred but not required.


Positions may be paid, but we strongly encourage students to seekoutside funding or school credit.

Application Instructions:

To Apply: Please email Cover Letter, Writing Sample, and References to:
Please indicate your preferred location by stating “Summer 2015 Clerkship (San Francisco)” or “Summer 2015 Clerkship(Portland)” in the subject line.
Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis.