Posting from EDF
EDF seeks a summer legal intern to work with our international team on research, writing, and creative advocacy on strategies for encouraging and incentivizing sovereign nations to reduce their global warming pollution. Much of our work in this field occurs at the interface between public international law and legal frameworks governing domestic public and private actors. So, projects may focus on treaty development, development of national or subnational law, linkages between and among national and sub-national legal systems, and/or linkages between treaties and domestic programs.
The work is multifaceted, fast-paced, and intellectually challenging. Applicants should be able to demonstrate strong legal research and writing skills as well as the ability to undertake both large projects and 1-2 page policy briefs. Familiarity/experience with international law, environmental law, the history of climate treaty negotiations, and carbon markets a plus.
The Washington, D.C. Office is located just north of Dupont Circle—near historic Georgetown, the vibrant U Street and Adams Morgan neighborhoods, and the White House. Summers in Washington offer the opportunity to sample the city’s dizzying array of outstanding museums, venerable monuments, diverse restaurants, theatre, music, and (often free) cultural and civic events. Also not to be missed: the Fourth of July fireworks on the National Mall; kayaking on the Potomac; Friday night jazz in the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden; hiking in Shenandoah National Park; and Dorothy’s ruby red slippers.
A minimum of 10 weeks. Start and end date is negotiable.
Full-time (35 hours/week)
Unpaid/academic credit available. EDF will support the intern in securing law school funding.
Interested applicants should complete the EDF application, attach their resume and cover letter, together with their law school transcript, a writing sample and three references.
Due to the volume of employment applications and queries received, EDF is unable to respond to each application individually. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected as a candidate.
Environmental Defense Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer