Job Title: Law Clerk

The Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) is seeking law clerks for the Fall of 2024 to advance environmental protections at the federal, state, and local levels under the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and other federal and state environmental laws. This can be either a remote or in-person position.

The clerks’ duties will include legal research related to 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 are preferred.

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 illustrate through objective facts and figures how the failure to enforce or implement environmental laws increases pollution and harms public 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.

Qualifications: Currently enrolled law students are eligible to apply. Applications from rising 2L and 3L students will be considered. 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: Academic credit and/or an hourly wage of $22 per hour. EIP can provide both credit and an hourly wage in the event that your law school’s policies expressly permit students to receive academic credit for paid externships.

Hours: Part-time (16-20 hours/week). This position can be either remote or in-person.

To Apply: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

Candidates should submit a single pdf file that includes a cover letter, resume, writing sample, law school transcript, and contact information for three references.

Please address your cover letter/email to Sarah Kula, include your last name and “Fall 2024 Law Clerk Application” in the subject line of the email, and submit your application materials to lawclerks@environmentalintegrity.org