Earthjustice provides a training ground for law students interested in using their skills to advocate for a clean and healthful environment through our law clerk programs in each regional office.
Take a look at what our clerks think about our program.
Summer Clerk Program
During the summer months, students from law schools across the country participate as interns in every aspect of Earthjustice's litigation and environmental advocacy program. Each clerk has the opportunity to work with several attorneys on case development and litigation. Students may draft pleadings and briefs, do legal research, develop strategy and legal theories, gather evidence, and attend client meetings and court proceedings. The summer clerk program also offers students seminars with attorneys in the office and with guest speakers on current environmental issues, as well as opportunities to interact with other local and regional groups active in the environmental community.
Spring and Fall Extern Program
During the fall and spring semesters, student externs can receive full academic credit from participating law schools for time spent working with Earthjustice. This experience exposes students to a wide variety of techniques that are part of a strategic litigation practice and provides an opportunity to explore and understand environmental law. We encourage students to check with their law schools to determine if they can participate in the program.
For more information, visit our job opportunities section.