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 firstname.lastname@example.org.