Law Clerkships, Summer 2013, Northeast
Earthjustice - Philadelphia, PA

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Earthjustice’s Northeast regional office is hiring full-time legal interns in our Philadelphia office for the summer of 2013. Students who have completed at least two years of law school are preferred.

Earthjustice is a non-profit public interest law firm dedicated to protecting the magnificent places, natural resources, and wildlife of this earth and to defending the right of all people to a healthy environment. We bring about far-reaching change by enforcing and strengthening environmental laws on behalf of hundreds of organizations and communities. The organization operates out of nine regional offices, and the Northeast office focuses principally on issues related to coal-fired power, shale gas development, and environmental health.

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.

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. We also value initiative, creative thinking, and the ability to work collegially with others.

Application Procedure : Offers are made on a rolling basis, so applications should be submitted as soon as possible. Please send a cover letter, resume, unofficial law school transcript, legal writing sample, and names and contact information of three references (including at least one law professor or legal employer) by e-mail to: . Subject line should read: Summer 2013 Intern Application. No telephone calls or paper submissions.

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.