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Interns (Fall 2014 & Spring 2015)

New York, NY
Philadelphia, PA
Department:  Legal
Job Type: 
Full Time

Earthjustice’s Northeast office is now accepting applications for full- or part-time legal interns for fall 2014 and spring 2015. These positions are designed for current law students who are seeking academic credit for the fall or spring semester or who wish to volunteer time without receiving credit. Positions are open in our New York City and Philadelphia offices, and applicants are expected to work on a variety of environmental litigation projects for a minimum of 12 hours per week.


Legal interns work under the direct supervision of attorneys in the development and prosecution of environmental litigation and other advocacy. Interns will participate in a wide range of tasks that may include conducting case investigation, legal research, and discovery; meeting with clients and experts; and preparing memoranda, briefs, and other legal documents for administrative and judicial proceedings.


Qualifications include a demonstrated commitment to environmental protection; excellent research, analytic, and writing skills; and a strong work ethic. Significant knowledge of environmental and administrative law is a plus. We also value initiative, creative thinking, and the ability to work collegially with others. There is no available compensation or benefits for these positions.


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: The subject line should read: “Fall 2014 Intern Application” or “Spring 2015 Intern Application.” Please state your preferred location in the body of the e-mail. No telephone calls or hard copies.

Our Values

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.

About Earthjustice

Founded in 1971, 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.