National Environmental Law Center
Summer Legal Internship
The National Environmental Law Center (NELC) is a nonprofit
environmental litigation group. NELC's litigation project was founded to
take enforcement action against the nation's worst polluters. On behalf
of citizen-plaintiff organizations, NELC obtains court orders to stop
illegal discharges of pollutants and secures major penalties against
violators of environmental laws. Money from fines and settlements is
often directed to local environmental projects in and around affected
Qualifications & Internship Description
Law student interns should possess initiative, excellent
writing and research skills, good judgment, and a commitment to
environmental protection. Interns perform legal research and writing on a
variety of assignments ranging from substantive environmental law
topics to evidentiary and procedural issues, in support of both ongoing
litigation and the preparation of amicus briefs. Interns also assist in
factual research, development of litigation strategy, maintenance of
case files, and production and review of documents and legal filings.
last for ten weeks, beginning in June. Flexibility, comfort in working
in a campaign-style office, the capacity for outrage, and a sense of
humor are mandatory.
Salary and Benefits
A modest stipend may be available for interns unable to obtain funding from their law school or other sources.
Please email a cover letter expressing your interest in the position, a resume, and a brief writing sample to:
44 Winter St., 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02108
We begin accepting applications in November and make decisions on a rolling basis. Due to the number of applications we receive, we are not able to respond to all candidates.
National Environmental Law Center (NELC) is an equal opportunity
employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for
employment on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin,
religion, sex, age, handicap, pregnancy, sexual orientation or veteran