What You Can Expect:
- Summer Law Clerks Summer law clerks work with Earthjustice 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, to participate in moots of oral arguments, 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.
The Earthjustice Summer Clerkship position includes a weekly stipend, with the average clerkship lasting 10 weeks. We encourage currently enrolled law students who have a minimum of ten weeks to commit in the summer to apply. Learn more about Earthjustice's Law Clerk Program.
- Interns Interns at Earthjustice work in professional areas such as Communications, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and Policy and Legislation. Internships are typically paid positions, but in some cases are unpaid and the intern may instead receive school credit.
Earthjustice interns are typically enrolled in college and work for 20–37.5 hours a week. Internships can last up to three months (typically 8–12 weeks) and cannot exceed 12 weeks.
- Externs Externships are designed for current law students. They are typically short-term (one semester) and unpaid, though some students may pursue academic credit for their work with Earthjustice. The time commitment of externs may vary depending on the office, but is often in the range of 12–16 hours a week.
Our externship programs offer law students the opportunity to work part-time in legal practice settings outside of school during the academic year. Through an externship, students can gain real work experience in specific areas of interest.
Students in externship programs are supervised on-site by a licensed attorney, who assigns specific tasks and provides oversight and feedback. Earthjustice externs may assist in case investigation, legal research and discovery, and prepare memoranda, briefs and other legal documents for administrative and judicial proceedings.
If you need reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application, interview or some other portion of the selection process for a job at Earthjustice, please contact Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org.