Intern, Policy and Legislation
Earthjustice - Washington, DC

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Overview: Earthjustice is a nonprofit environmental law firm working to protect public health and the environment by defending our nation's environmental laws including the Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, and Clean Air Act. Through this internship, the candidate will work with the Policy and Legislation department. Policy and Legislation (PAL) is comprised of environmental lobbyists and advocates who work with members of Congress as well as other environmental groups to protect and strengthen the same environmental laws Earthjustice defends in the courtroom.

Responsibilities: The PAL intern assists in various tasks including online research, attending congressional hearings and coalition meetings, preparing and disseminating information to Congressional offices, making phone calls to hill offices, website and action alert updates, maintaining our database of Congressional votes and staff members, drafting and editing policy documents and fact sheets, and other assorted tasks. There are also opportunities for short or long-term research projects on a variety of issues, depending on the intern's interests.

Through the internship, the intern will learn how a non-profit environmental organization weighs in on environmental policy at the federal level, and gain considerable insight into congressional procedures, the policy process, environmental nonprofit lobbying and advocacy strategizing, and associated communications and outreach.

Qualifications: The PAL internship is intended to run for approximately three months. Unfortunately, we do not have the resources to offer any stipend. Our preference is for a full time intern (30–35 hours per week), though we try to be flexible with accommodating interns' schedules for paid part-time work they may be doing at the same time. Applicants should have excellent writing, organizational, and communication skills. A working knowledge of online research and MS Office programs is required.

To apply, please submit a brief cover letter and resume to . Be sure to include "PAL Internship" in your subject line. In your cover letter, please indicate if there is a specific semester (fall, winter, spring, or summer) during which you are interested in interning, and your dates and hours of availability.

Internships are open until filled and applications are taken on a rolling basis. Undergraduates in their Junior or Senior year, recent graduates, and graduate students are all encouraged to apply.

Please, no phone calls.

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.