Location: Honolulu, HI, New York, NY, Philadelphia, PA, San Francisco, CA, Tallahassee, FL
Job Type: Clerk, Extern or Intern
Earthjustice is now accepting applications for our 2014 Summer Clerkships!
Our work is currently divided into three major areas:
Summer law clerks will have the opportunity to work with attorneys on case development and litigation. Under the supervision of an attorney, a law clerk’s primary responsibilities are to perform legal and factual research, and to develop case strategy and legal theories. Law clerks may also have the opportunity to assist attorneys with preparing briefs and motions, to meet with clients and experts, and to attend court proceedings and conferences with opposing counsel. In addition to involvement in ongoing litigation, the summer program includes seminars with attorneys from across the organization on current environmental issues.
We offer a stipend, but strongly encourage candidates to obtain outside funding.
Law students who have a minimum of ten consecutive weeks to commit in the summer of 2014 are eligible to apply by submitting a cover letter, resume, recent writing sample (of no more than ten pages), unofficial transcript, and a list of three references to: email@example.com. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, but students are encouraged to apply by December 2, 2013. The subject line should read: “2014 Summer Law Clerk: [preferred Earthjustice office location(s)]”. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Applicants who wish to express interest in a particular regional office may supplement their applications with a separate cover letter sent directly to the email address for that office. The subject line should read: “2014 Clerkship Supplemental Cover Letter.” You still must send all application materials identified above to firstname.lastname@example.org. Only the additional cover letter goes to the regional office. Click here to locate a particular office’s email address.
Follow the hyperlinks below to learn about the work of each Earthjustice office.
Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We take on the biggest, most precedent-setting cases across the country. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health; to preserve magnificent places and wildlife; to advance clean energy; and to combat climate change. We partner with thousands of groups, supporters and citizens to engage the critical environmental issues of our time, and bring about positive change. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.
Founded in 1971, Earthjustice has a distinguished track record of achieving significant, lasting environmental protections. We achieve this by hiring the best and brightest who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Our headquarters are in San Francisco with offices in Alaska, California, Florida, Mid-Pacific, Northeast, Northern Rockies, Northwest, Rocky Mountain, and Washington DC.
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.