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Monday, November 7, 2011
Internships at Earthjustice's International Program
Earthjustice's International Program uses the power of the law to protect the environment and human health worldwide. We represent public interest and community groups in international tribunals and domestic courts in our work to establish, strengthen, and enforce national and international legal protections for the environment, public health, and human and environmental rights.
The work of the International Program is at the leading edge of the development of international environmental law: making rapid progress in the fight against global climate change by limiting key international sources of global warming pollution; establishing strong international environmental governance in the Arctic; using principles of human rights and public participation to ensure the effectiveness, integrity, and fairness of international climate institutions; and expanding the public use of environmental law throughout the world, with a particular emphasis on Latin America.
We usually have one to two full- or part-time law student externs each spring and fall semester, and two to three full-time law clerks each summer. International Program externs and clerks perform a wide range of activities, including legal and factual research and writing on a variety of issues, such as human rights and the environment, global climate change, and international and/or environmental law. Externs and clerks will be exposed to legal practice before domestic and/or international tribunals.
Because we rely heavily on externs and clerks in researching, preparing, investigating, and generally supporting our cases and projects, we place a premium on careful, accurate, and self-directed work. Each student is responsible for monitoring her/his own workload, and is directly supervised by one or more Earthjustice attorneys who provide regular guidance and feedback.
We have a casual office environment and are currently located in an historic building ½ block from public transportation (19th Street BART station) in downtown Oakland. Our offices will be moving to San Francisco in the early part of 2012.
To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, brief writing sample, three references and an unofficial law school transcript to Lisa Nessan at firstname.lastname@example.org. All applications should be submitted electronically. Please write: “Spring Law Extern Position” or “Summer Law Clerk Position” in the subject line of your e-mail. We will accept applications for the Spring and Summer positions after August 1, 2011 and will make offers on a rolling basis. Please note: Our Fall 2011 position has been filled, and we will not accept applications for the Fall 2012 Extern position until February 2012.
Earthjustice is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women, people of color and other members of under-represented groups who will contribute to the diversity of its staff.