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Important Notice and COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

Important Notice Earthjustice staff are working two days a week in the office. After six months, the Executive Leadership Team will evaluate whether to adjust our hybrid work plan. 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.

Earthjustice offers paid and unpaid opportunities for undergraduate, graduate, and law students. (Scroll down to learn about the different types of student opportunities.) All those with a passion for our mission are welcome to apply. We take very seriously the responsibility to train and learn from future environmental advocates. As such, students at Earthjustice are tasked with meaningful projects and work with those dedicated to providing a positive and rewarding experience.

We recommend signing up for our job notifications to be alerted as soon as new opportunities are posted. Also, if you do not see our postings on your school’s job board (e.g., Handshake, 12Twenty, Symplicity), please have your career services offices contact

Earthjustice only considers applications submitted for current openings via Jobvite. Unsolicited resumes or resumes for posted positions that are not submitted via Jobvite will not be reviewed or retained.

We hope you'll consider joining us.

Our Current Student Openings:

Applications for spring and summer 2023 positions have closed. If additional summer 2023 positions become available, they will be posted in January or February 2023.

Fall 2023 externships and internships will be posted in April 2023. Summer 2024 law clerkship opportunities will be posted in May 2023.

Types of Student Opportunities:

  • Externships: Externs earn academic credit or fulfill a graduation requirement through their work with one of Earthjustice’s teams and are undergraduate, graduate, and law students. While most of our externships are geared for law students, we have hired undergraduate and graduate students as policy, communications, and science externs. The type of students we are hiring will be made clear in the job titles and job descriptions.

    Externs may work part- or full-time. Generally, externs work at least 12 weeks but may not work more than 16 weeks.

    We begin accepting applications for fall externships (August-December) in March and for spring externships (January-May) in August. Each Earthjustice team seeking externs post their own job ads; you may apply for as many externships that interest you and for which you qualify.
  • Internships: Interns are paid a one-time stipend, less applicable taxes, at the beginning of their internships. Internships are open to undergraduate, graduate, and law students and each internship job posting will make clear which type of student a team is seeking.

    Interns generally work 20-37.5 hours/week for at least 8 weeks but no more than 12 weeks.

    Internships are usually posted along with fall and spring externships. However, they are posted year-round, whenever the opportunities arise. We encourage you to apply to as many opportunities that interest you and for which you may qualify. We do not count interest in multiple roles against applicants.
  • Summer Law Clerkships: Earthjustice’s Summer Law Clerk Program is for current law students. Law clerks are paid a one-time stipend, less applicable taxes, at the beginning of their clerkships.

    The average summer law clerk works at least 10 weeks on a full-time basis (37.5 hours/week) during the summer (May-August).

    Applications for summer law clerkships open in May for the next summer and generally require a resume, cover letter, legal writing sample, list of references, and an unofficial transcript. Each team seeking law clerks post their own job ads; you may apply for as many law clerkships that interest you and for which you qualify.
  • Volunteers: Volunteer opportunities at Earthjustice for undergraduate, graduate, and/or law students are posted as needed. These opportunities are for discrete projects that need either part- or full-time support. Volunteers may work up to 12 weeks.


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