TWO ATTORNEY POSITIONS: STAFF ATTORNEY & SENIOR ATTORNEY (TEXAS & GULF COAST)
The Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) is accepting applications for a Staff Attorney to join our team working to hold industrial polluters accountable for compliance with the Clean Air Act and other environmental laws. Working with EIP’s team of lawyers and analysts, the Staff Attorney, who will support EIP’s Clean Air and Climate Programs, will work to reduce air and other pollution from industrial sources through litigation and federal and state administrative permitting and rulemaking processes. EIP takes legal action to clean up pollution; we publish data-driven reports that push federal and state regulators to better protect public health; and we work with frontline communities to obtain the protections of our environmental laws. EIP works across the United States, but this position will have a special focus on industrial sources located in Texas and the Gulf Coast.
- Develop and execute legal strategies to reduce pollution.
- Perform a range of litigation and legal tasks, including drafting comments, motions, briefs, and other documents to support administrative advocacy and litigation efforts.
- Work with internal and external experts to develop the factual, technical, and scientific basis to support EIP’s advocacy efforts.
- Represent EIP and other organizations in federal and state litigation, administrative proceedings, and public meetings.
- Manage client relationships and work effectively within coalitions.
- Draft grant proposals and reports.
- A law degree and active bar membership in good standing.
- 2+ years (Staff Attorney) and 6+ years (Senior Attorney) of experience practicing law, and experience in environmental law and policy.
- Excellent analytical, research, writing, facilitator, oral communication, and interpersonal skills.
- Passion for protecting public health and the environment.
- Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and external partners.
- Prior experience or demonstrated commitment to working with members of communities directly impacted by pollution.
- Strong work ethic, robust problem-solving skills, and sound judgment.
EIP is a non-profit, nonpartisan organization that empowers communities and protects public health and the environment by investigating polluters, holding them accountable under the law, and strengthening public policy. Comprised of attorneys, analysts, investigators, and community organizers, EIP has three goals:
- To illustrate through objective facts and figures how the failure to enforce or implement environmental laws increases pollution and harms public health;
- To hold federal and state agencies, as well as individual corporations, accountable for failing to enforce or comply with environmental laws; and
- To help local communities obtain the protections of environmental laws.
The Environmental Integrity Project acts as a watchdog because we have to. State and federal agencies charged with protecting the environment often are squeezed by limited resources and political interference from well-funded lobbyists hired by the industries they are required to regulate. We help level the playing field by giving communities the legal and technical resources they need to claim their rights under environmental laws. For more information, visit www.environmentalintegrity.org.
Salary and Benefits
EIP offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. The salary for this position will reflect experience and qualifications.
EIP is an equal opportunity employer, highly values diversity, and strives to create an inclusive workplace culture. As an equal opportunity employer, EIP is 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, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the position.
Interested persons should send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to email@example.com. Please include “Attorney Application – Texas and Gulf Coast” in the subject line. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
2023 FALL AND 2024 SPRING LAW CLERK ANNOUNCEMENT
The Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) is seeking law clerks for fall of 2023 and spring 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 either be 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 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.
Qualifications: Currently enrolled law students are eligible to apply. Applications from current 1L/rising 2L students will be considered. Candidates preferably 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 hourly wage. EIP can provide both in the event your law school’s policies expressly permit students to receive academic credit for paid externships.
Hours: Fall 2023: Full- or part-time. This position can be either remote or in-person.
Spring 2024: Full- or part-time. 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 send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, law school transcript (unofficial is fine), and three references.
Please address your cover letter/email to Sunny Lee, put your last name and “[Fall 2023/Spring 2024] Law Clerk Application” in the subject line of the email, and submit your application materials to firstname.lastname@example.org.