Work for Earthjustice Northeast! Summer 2011 Interns Wanted!

Earthjustice’s Northeast regional office (in New York City) is hiring full-time legal interns for the summer of 2011. Students who have completed at least two years of law school are preferred.

Legal interns work under the direct supervision of attorneys in the development and prosecution of environmental litigation and other advocacy. In general, the intern becomes a participant in the process of researching, investigating, preparing, and prosecuting environmental lawsuits. Virtually all interns undertake legal research, write memoranda, and help evaluate factual issues. Depending upon the needs of the case and the experience of the intern, attendance at client meetings, court appearances, meetings with public agency representatives, and drafting of pleadings, briefs, and discovery documents may be part of the internship experience. Interns are included in staff meetings and are invited to attend informal topical discussions and social events.

See below for Qualifications and Application Procedure.

Qualifications: Applicants must have excellent research, analysis, and writing skills; initiative, commitment, attention to detail, and an ability to meet deadlines are essential. A strong interest in environmental issues is a plus.

Application Procedure: Offers are made on a rolling basis, so applications should be submitted as soon as possible. Please send a cover letter, resume, legal writing sample, and names and contact information of three references (including at least one law professor or legal employer) by e-mail to: eajusny@earthjustice.org. Subject line should read: Summer 2011 Intern Application.

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.