Externship, Fall 2013, International
Earthjustice - San Francisco, CA

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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.

For more information about the International Program’s work, please visit http://earthjustice.org/about/offices/international .

Position Description: We are looking to hire a full- or part-time 2L or 3L student extern for the Fall 2013 semester. International Program externs 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 are exposed to legal practice before domestic and/or international tribunals.

Because we rely heavily on externs 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 located in downtown San Francisco near public transportation (Embarcadero BART station).

To Apply: Please submit your résumé, a cover letter, a legal writing sample, three references and an unofficial law school transcript to Lisa Nessan at eajusintl@earthjustice.org . All applications should be submitted electronically. Please write: “Fall Extern” in the subject line of your e-mail.

Application Deadline: We are currently accepting applications for the Fall Extern position and will make offers on a rolling basis. Position will remain open until filled.

Earthjustice is driven by a passion for justice, partnership and excellence. Our core values lead us to seek a broad range of perspectives and backgrounds to achieve our mission and to maintain an inclusive environment where all staff are valued and respected. As an equal opportunity employer, we are 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, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the position.

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