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2013 Fall Externship Announcement
Environmental Integrity Project – Washington, D.C.
Job Title: Law Clerk
The Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) is seeking law clerks for our Fall 2013 Externship to advance Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and other environmental protections at the federal, state, and local levels. The clerks’ duties will include research of environmental, administrative, and information-collecting statutes and regulations, review of pollution permits and data, and production of legal memoranda, public comments, litigation documents, and issue-focused reports. Candidates with a background or coursework in environmental/administrative law and a demonstrated commitment to environmental protection and/or non-profit advocacy are preferred. The clerk will be supervised in part by Eric Schaeffer, former director of EPA’s Office of Regulatory Enforcement, who now serves as the Director of EIP.
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 www.environmentalintegrity.org.
Qualifications: Candidates should have completed at least one year of law school and have a strong interest in environmental advocacy. The ideal candidate will have a background or coursework in environmental/administrative law and a demonstrated commitment to environmental protection and/or non-profit advocacy. Previous experience with the Clean Air Act and/or the Clean Water Act, developing or litigating cases, commenting on or challenging permits or rules, policy analysis, media outreach, and/or coalition building would also be helpful. Candidates should be able to handle multiple tasks at once and work well with others, and must demonstrate strong writing and analytical skills.
Compensation / Hours: Academic credit or competitive non-profit rate / Full-time
To Apply: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible. The deadline for applications is April 1, 2013. Candidates should send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, law school transcript (unofficial), and list of references by email to email@example.com.
Applications may also be submitted by mail to the following address:
Fall Externship Position
Environmental Integrity Project
One Thomas Circle, Suite 900
Washington, D.C. 20005