Thursday, March 12, 2015

Earth Justice: Legal Extern, Wa. D.C.

Legal Extern

Washington, DC | Washington, DC, United States

Earthjustice is now accepting applications for a full- or part-time externship position in its Washington, D.C., office for Spring 2015. This position is designed for a current or recent law student (with academic credit or academic fellowship) who is seeking the opportunity to volunteer for at least 20–40 hours per week for a short-term period of 3 months or more on a variety of environmental litigation projects.
Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization.  We take on the biggest, most precedent-setting cases across the country. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health; to preserve magnificent places and wildlife; to advance clean energy; and to combat climate change. We partner with thousands of groups, supporters, and citizens to engage the critical environmental issues of our time, and bring about positive change. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer. 
Founded in 1971, Earthjustice has a distinguished track record of achieving significant, lasting environmental protections. Our headquarters are in San Francisco with nine regional offices across the U.S., including the Washington, D.C. Office.
Earthjustice’s Washington, D.C. Office serves both as a regional office for issues arising in the mid-Atlantic states, and as a center for litigation on important national environmental issues. The D.C. Office’s docket currently includes litigation to: protect public health and the environment from toxic air pollution; prompt the regulation and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions; protect streams, wetlands, drinking water supplies, and other waters from pollution and outright destruction; compel the federal government to improve its management and protection of our ocean resources; advance energy efficiency and clean energy solutions; and challenge the federal government's practice of allowing mountaintop removal mining in the Appalachian region. For more information about the office’s work, visit:
Externs work with attorneys on case development and litigation. Under the supervision of an attorney, an extern’s primary responsibilities are to perform legal and factual research, and to develop case strategy and legal theories. Externs may also have the opportunity to assist attorneys with preparing briefs and motions, to meet with clients and experts, to participate in moots of oral arguments, and to attend court proceedings and conferences with opposing counsel.
To Apply:
Applications are welcome from current or recent law students with academic credit. There is no available compensation, salary, or benefits for externs.
Candidates interested in the Washington, D.C., position should sumbit a letter of interest that states the applicant’s dates of availability and describes the applicant’s current or potential status as a current or recent law student participating in a program for credit or an academic fellowship, with resume, law school transcript, writing sample, and list of 3 professional references.
Please, no phone calls. 
Application Deadline:
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis for Spring 2015.
Earthjustice Values:
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.