Legal Intern

internship - full time, paid

Natural Resources Defense Council
San Francisco, CA
Closed
Posted 64 Days ago
Natural Resources Defense Council
San Francisco, CA
internship - full time, paid
Posted 64 Days ago
Closed

Description

Legal Intern Natural Resources Defense Council - San Francisco, CA3.7 5 hours agoFull-time$15 an hour Apply Now Skills * Legal Research Overview NRDC is a leading nonprofit environmental organization that has been marshaling science and the law to protect the environment and health since 1970. NRDC engages in litigation, lobbying, scientific research, and public education on air, water, public health, climate change, energy, environmental justice, oceans, public land, smart growth, international, urban, and wildlife issues. NRDC has more than four hundred advocates (lawyers, scientists, legislative experts, and others) and offices in San Francisco; Santa Monica; New York; Washington, D.C.; Chicago; Montana; and Beijing. The San Francisco Litigation Team is one of four branches of NRDCs Litigation Team; the other branches are in New York, Chicago, and Washington, DC. The Teams litigation spans a broad range of environmental issues, such as combating climate change, protecting public health, promoting environmental justice, curbing air and water pollution, and preserving wildlife and wild places. In recent years, the Litigation Team has brought cases to safeguard the people of Flint, MI and Newark, NJ from continued exposure to lead in drinking water; remediate toxic pollution in the Penobscot River; abate mold in New York City public housing for residents with asthma; and protect the residents of Dickson, Tennessee, from TCE in groundwater and their homes. Responsibilities NRDC is seeking a legal intern to work with the Litigation Team in our San Francisco office. The legal intern selected for this position will do legal research and writing to support developing and/or active cases, in collaboration with and under the supervision of NRDC lawyers. Interns are also invited to participate in litigation planning and strategy meetings. Candidates should expect to work with several lawyers, who will work together to coordinate assignments and making sure that the intern gets interesting, challenging, and varied work and timely feedback. Qualifications You should have a strong academic record; well-developed writing, research, and interpersonal skills; and a demonstrated interest in and commitment to public service work or environmental and public health issues. We ask that legal interns that are eligible to receive academic credit seek credit for the internship time. We can help with applications or other materials that are needed to secure the credit (e.g., preparation of workplans and evaluations, meetings with academic advisors). If you arent eligible for academic credit for the internship time, we can offer a $15/hour stipend. The internship is for the fall of 2019 in NRDCs San Francisco office. The internship will begin in September and end in December. Start and end dates and other scheduling details are negotiable, but we look for a minimum time commitment of two days a week in our office over the course of an academic term. Full-time interns are welcome provided that they could be present in the office a majority of the time. NRDC is committed to workplace diversity and inclusion. We are equal opportunity employers and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. To apply, please visit www.nrdc.org/jobs and upload your application materials through our online portal. Please no phone calls, emails, faxes or in-person resume drop-offs. Please reference where you saw this posting. NRDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. If you are having technical difficulty while applying, please reach out to iCIMS Customer Care by dialing 1-866-803-9663. For further information about NRDC, please visit www.nrdc.org.

Skills

legal research, litigation, legislative affairs, law, lobbying, legal research and writing, negotiation, strategy, organization, energy management, defense, public health, climate change, environmental issues, science

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