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Careers at Earthjustice

At Earthjustice, we are driven by a passion for justice—for people and for the environment. As the premier nonprofit environmental law organization, we are uniquely qualified to deliver sweeping, on-the-ground results that make a real difference in our environment and our communities. We are here because the Earth needs a good lawyer.

Live Well and Work Well. Earthjustice offers a competitive compensation plan, as well as a comprehensive benefits package. We pay 100% of all health and welfare benefits premiums for the employee.

Our health coverage includes medical, dental, prescription, vision and alternative care. We are proud to offer a generous vacation, sick leave and disability benefit package. Additional benefits include retirement plan, flexible spending account, company sponsored life insurance, and more. Learn more.

As a 501(c)(3) organization, Earthjustice is a qualifying employer for purposes of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program. Learn more.

Green 2.0 Pay Equity Pledge. As part of Green 2.0’s Transparency Report Card, Earthjustice is committed to ensuring pay equity for people of color. Learn more.

Diversity & Inclusion: A Vision Forward. We believe a commitment to enhance and increase diversity and inclusion at Earthjustice flows directly from our core values and is essential to achieve our mission. Learn more.

Fair Chance Hiring. Earthjustice will consider qualified applicants with a criminal history pursuant to the California Fair Chance Act, and any applicable local ordinance, such as the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, the Los Angeles County Fair Chance Act, or the Los Angeles City Fair Chance Initiative. You do not need to disclose your criminal history or participate in a background check until a conditional job offer is made to you. After making a conditional offer and running a background check, if Earthjustice is concerned about conviction that is directly related to the job, you will be given the chance to explain the circumstances surrounding the conviction, provide mitigating evidence, or challenge the accuracy of the background report.

Important Notice Earthjustice staff are working two days a week in the office. The Executive Leadership Team will evaluate whether to adjust our hybrid work plan in early 2023. We have suspended in-person interviews due to the COVID-19 pandemic and are conducting video conference interviews. We continue to accept applications for all listed positions.

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy Earthjustice recognizes the vital role COVID-19 vaccines play in keeping our communities safe during the pandemic. The reopening of our offices and the importance of in-person activities (travel, court appearances, all staff meetings, etc.) underscore the need for staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

As a result, Earthjustice requires staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment consistent with applicable law. Earthjustice defines being fully vaccinated as having received all recommended COVID-19 vaccines, including any booster dose(s) when eligible, per CDC guidance. Consistent with applicable law, staff will be asked to provide proof of vaccination.

Open Positions



San Francisco, CA  or  Remote

Policy & Legislation

At this time, new applications are no longer being accepted for the following open positions. If you have already applied for this role, the hiring team will send out updates as they review existing applications.

Washington, DC
Applications closed on: December 23, 2022
Los Angeles, CA
Applications closed on: January 16, 2023
New York, NY
Applications closed on: January 3, 2023
San Francisco, CA
Applications closed on: February 3, 2023
New York, NY
Applications closed on: December 4, 2022
Washington, DC
Applications closed on: January 3, 2023


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

Our Values

Earthjustice is driven by a passion for justice, partnership, inclusion, 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, individuals and communities to engage the critical environmental issues of our time, and bring about positive change. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.