2L Legal Internship, U.S Climate Legal & Regulatory Advocacy

Summary:
Environmental Defense Fund’s Washington Office seeks highly qualified and deeply motivated law students to work on projects related to climate change, air quality, and energy. Environmental Defense Fund is a national, non-profit, non-governmental advocacy organization with 750,000 members nationwide, and offices across the country.
 
Responsibilities:
Previous interns have researched and written legal and policy documents for federal court litigation, administrative litigation, national and state regulatory proceedings, and various policy venues.  For example, research activities have supported: U.S. Supreme Court litigation over global warming and power plant emissions; D.C. Circuit litigation over greenhouse gas regulation under the Clean Air Act, major new health-based air quality standards, and rules to reduce industrial air pollution; advocacy to reduce global warming pollution; major national and regional policy initiatives on air quality and climate change; international agreements and guidelines regarding trans-boundary pollution control programs in the U.S./Mexico border region; and protection of air quality and ecological systems in national parks.
 
Requirements:
We seek students interested in working on cutting edge regional, national, and international climate and air quality issues. Law students who will have completed their second year of law school are preferred.
 
Deadline:
To be considered for one of the rewarding internships with the Environmental Defense Fund’s Climate & Clean Air legal team, please apply by submitting your résumé, references, transcripts, writing sample, and a cover letter. In your letter please describe your interests in environmental law and policy work, relevant completed course work, whether or not you are able to work for class credit, and if so, how much, and note any work-study or grant money you will be able to provide. 
 
This is a paid internship, either in whole or part by EDF, with compensation competitive with leading non-governmental organizations. Students who do not receive external funding will receive subsidized pay through EDF. Students are also encouraged to seek academic credit through their college/university and EDF will ensure that any and all paperwork needed to secure academic credit is completed.

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