Legal Intern, Oil & Gas

internship - full time,

Environmental Defense Fund
Austin, TX
Closed
Posted 80 Days ago
Environmental Defense Fund
Austin, TX
internship - full time,
Posted 80 Days ago
Closed

Description

What job title, keywords Where city, state, country Home View All Jobs ( 2,433,525 ) Job Information Environmental Defense Fund Legal Intern, Oil & Gas in Austin , Texas With world attention on both the environment and the economy, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is where policymakers and business leaders turn for win-win solutions. By focusing on strong science, uncommon partnerships and market-based approaches, we tackle urgent threats with practical solutions. We are one of the worlds largest environmental organizations, with more than two million members and a staff of approximately 630 scientists, economists, policy experts, and other professionals around the world. We operate in 22 geographies with unique projects running across four programs. You will be part of a vibrant workplace that welcomes diverse perspectives, talents and contributions, where innovation and results are a way of life. Are you interested in exploring a career at an internationally-recognized environmental organization? By joining EDF as an Intern, you too can be part of a vibrant workplace that welcomes diverse perspectives, talents and contributions, where innovation and a focus on results are a way of life. EDF's Internship Program welcomes intellectually hungry leaders to join us, advance our work, and cultivate the skills and relationships needed for a successful career working for the environment. Alumni of our Internship Program have gone on to important leadership positions, most notably our own President, Fred Krupp. Could you be the next Fred Krupp? EDF offers internships and fellowships for students and recent graduates in a variety of programs and departments throughout the organization. The ultimate goal of our internship and fellowship program is to provide high-quality experiences (including relevant projects and opportunities for networking) that form the foundation for any individual who is serious about pursuing an environmental career. Overall Function Through projects that utilize groundbreaking science, policy, and industry engagement, EDF is taking a leading national, and increasingly international, role to ensure that natural gas provides real and sustained carbon benefits without harming the environment or the health of the communities where gas development occurs. As part of the oil and gas program, the legal intern will contribute to the development and implementation of protective, science-based policies related to water and land impacts associated with oil and gas operations. It is also expected that the legal intern may contribute to legal and policy work on a broader range of subjects in support of other advocacy and policy experts on pressing issues that arise over the course of the externship period. Environmental Defense Fund's Texas Office seeks highly qualified and deeply motivated law students for a Legal Intern position to work on Energy Program projects related to water and land risks associated with oil and gas development and associated advocacy for stronger state, federal, and international regulations. Key Responsibilities Key responsibilities for the legal intern include, but are not limited to, the following: Analyze regulatory proposals and perform comparative analysis of existing regulations from various jurisdictions on topics as assigned. Perform literature reviews and research, analyzing and synthesizing information on a variety of topics to inform and support EDF's oil and gas advocacy efforts. Contribute to the development of written legal and policy documents in support of litigation, regulatory proceedings, or other policy development and advocacy venues. Support and collaborate with legal and policy experts on energy advocacy initiatives. As appropriate, develop reports, fact-sheets, and blog posts for specific or general audiences on the legal topics of focus. Represent EDF in meetings with regulators, industry representatives, NGO partners and other stakeholders. Support other "rapid response" and/or project development efforts on an as-needed basis. Apply excellent organization, communication, and planning skills in preparing correspondence and reports, responding to requests for information, and collaborating among staff members. Qualifications Law students interested in working on cutting edge regional, national, and international energy and environmental issues. Knowledge about environmental issues associated with the oil and gas industry is a plus. Other preferred qualifications: Demonstrated interest in environmental or oil and gas law. Coursework in administrative law. Strong legal writing, research, citation and analysis skills including WestLaw and LexusNexus. Exceptional personal organization, attention to detail, and ability to multitask and manage tight deadlines. Ability to work independently and to support a multi-disciplinary team, using independent judgement required to plan, prioritize, and organize diversified workload. Excellent written and oral communication skills, experience in performing rigorous analysis in support of highly visible work. Hours Full-time (35 hours/week) Compensation This internship would involve either compensation for hourly work paid at a rate competitive with leading non-profits or academic credit. Students are encouraged to seek academic credit or funding through their college/university and EDF will ensure that any and all paperwork needed to secure academic credit is completed. Application Materials Interested applicants should attach their cover letter and resume to the EDF application. Environmental Defense Fund is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law. Requisition ID: 2559 External Company URL: http://www.edf.org/ Street: 301 Congress Ave. Current Search Criteria Environmental Defense Fund Legal Intern, Oil & Gas Austin Texas Clear All if ($('#direct_applyDiv').length) { $('.direct_highlightedText').contents().filter(function() { return this.nodeType == 3; }).each(function() { this.textContent = this.textContent.replace(' in', ''); }); $('.search-container').hide(); $('#direct_wideHeader').css('height','auto'); }; /* hide facet (hide) */ if($('#direct_disambiguationDiv h3 .direct_highlightedText:contains("(hide)")')) { $('#direct_disambiguationDiv h3 .direct_highlightedText:contains("(hide)")').parent().hide(); $('#direct_facetDisambig').hide(); }

Skills

legal writing, research, litigation, westlaw, microsoft word, economics, administrative law, advocacy, leadership, non-profit fund development, energy management, organization, defense, css, science

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