PSJD Public Interest News Digest – September 25, 2020

Sam Halpert, NALP Director of Public Service Initiatives

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Interested public. Here is some news.

Take care of one another,

Sam

Breonna Taylor

Crimes Against Humanity

Rule of Law & Voting Rights

Non-Profit & Gov’t Management & Hiring

  • Also in Washington DC, “[t]he Department of Homeland Security [] released a proposed rule change putting new limits on visas for international students, exchange visitors (au pairs, visiting scholars, and the like), and foreign journalists. The rules for students especially have drawn immediate criticism because, as is so often the case with the Trump administration’s immigration policy, they are needlessly onerous and cruel…Those familiar with President Trump’s past country-specific immigration rules won’t be surprised to learn the stricter, two-year version applies overwhelmingly to nations in Africa and the Middle East, including many Muslim-majority countries. It does this by targeting the four nations on the state sponsors of terrorism list and, crucially, ‘citizens of countries with a student and exchange visitor total overstay rate of greater than 10 percent.’ But overstay rate often doesn’t correlate with overstay volume (India, for example, has more than 20 times as many overstays as Iraq, but a much lower percentage rate). Thus using the overstay rate limits student visas for what Trump would reportedly dub “shithole countries” via an ostensibly neutral formula while doing relatively little to cut down on total visa overstays.

    Student Loans & Student Debt

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    Jobs’o’th’Week (Fellowship Edition)

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    With the devastating passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, we remember her achievements and seek ways to honor her memory. Justice Ginsburg was a pioneer for gender equality and dedicated her career to fighting for women’s rights.

    As a tribute to her accomplishments, we have highlighted fellowship positions working to advance and protect the rights of women to help us carry on Justice Ginsburg’s legacy.

    American Civil Liberties Union, Women’s Rights Project (New York, NY)

    One of Justice Ginsburg’s accomplishments was co-founding the Women’s Rights Project with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The Women’s Rights Project employs litigation, advocacy, and public education to enact change and systemic reform in institutions that perpetuate gender discrimination.

    The ACLU’s Women’s Rights Project seeks to sponsor a legal fellow to begin in Fall 2021. Applicants have the chance to design their own project related to the advancement and protection of women’s rights. The ideal candidate will be committed to gender equity, be driven and self-motivated, and be able to work collaboratively and with a team.

    Follow this link to learn more.

    American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois (Chicago, IL)

    The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Illinois carries out the national mission of ACLU throughout Illinois. Employees of the ACLU of Illinois fight mass incarceration and racism in the criminal justice system, advocate for vulnerable populations, promote equality for LGBTQ people, and much more.

    The ACLU of Illinois seeks a legal fellow to join its Women’s and Reproductive Rights Project and fight to advance gender justice. The ideal candidate will be willing to take initiative, work well with a team, and be able to communicate clearly in legal and non-legal settings.

    Follow this link to learn more.

    Center for Reproductive Rights (New York, NY)

    The Center for Reproductive Rights is dedicated to advancing reproductive rights as fundamental human rights. Their attorneys not only litigate in the U.S., but they also work internationally to document abuses, create policy change, and teach about reproductive health and human rights.

    The Center for Reproductive Rights seeks a litigation fellow to join its U.S. Litigation team. The fellow will work on impact litigation on reproductive rights and justice issues in federal and state courts. The ideal candidate will have litigation experience and a commitment to reproductive and human rights.

    Follow this link to learn more.

    National Women’s Law Center (Washington, D.C.)

    The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) fights for gender justice and equality in all aspects of life. The NWLC fights in the courts, in public policy, and in society to break down barriers, particularly for those who face multiple forms of discrimination.

    The NWLC seeks a Litigation Fellow and a Workplace Justice Fellow to join its staff. Ideal candidates will have experience with women’s rights and be dedicated to advancing equality for women.

    Follow this link to learn more about the Litigation Fellowship

    Follow this link to learn more about the Workplace Justice Fellowship.

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    Jobs’o’th’Week (Entry-Level & Experienced Edition)

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    A hot topic this election season is policy and issues related to immigration, asylum, and refugee laws. This week we’re highlighting staff attorney positions with non-profit and civil legal aid organizations that represent immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers of all ages and backgrounds.

    For more opportunities in immigration, browse this filtered search of PSJD.

    African Services Committee (New York, NY)

    African Services Committee is a multiservice agency assisting immigration, refugees, and asylum seekers from the African Diaspora. African Services provides civil legal and social services throughout New York City, while also operating four HIV clinics in Ethiopia to help prevent HIV and expand access to AIDS treatment.

    African Services Committee seeks two attorneys and an immigration paralegal to join its staff. The two attorneys will provide assistance in matters relating to immigration or housing and benefits. Ideal candidates will speak a foreign language (particularly Spanish or French) and will be committed to serving immigrant communities.

    Follow this link to learn more.

    Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project (Los Angeles, CA)

    An initiative of Catholic Charities of Los Angeles, Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project is a non-profit law firm providing community education and legal representation to immigrant communities in Southern California. Attorneys at Esperanza provide both pro bono and low-cost direct representation to youth and adults both detained and released from immigration detention centers.

    Esperanza seeks a staff attorney and two managing attorneys to join the Representation and Released Youth Programs. Ideal candidates will be passionate about social justice for immigrants and vulnerable communities, and will be proficient in at least two languages.

    Follow this link to learn more.

    Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (Multiple Locations)

    Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) is the nation’s leading Latino civil rights organization. MALDEF combines advocacy, educational outreach, and litigation strategies to achieve socio-economic change.

    MALDEF is hiring interns and staff attorneys to joins its legislative and litigation teams. MALDEF has openings in its offices in California, D.C., Illinois, and Texas. Ideal candidates will be interested and have experience in civil rights, immigration, and issues affecting the Latino community.

    Follow this link to learn more.

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    Jobs’o’th’Week (Entry-Level Edition)

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    This week we’re focusing on entry-level attorney positions with organizations that provide services and support to survivors of domestic violence. As experts recommend social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19, more people are staying indoors. For some individuals and families, staying home is not the safest option and may lead to an increase in abuse experienced at the hands of intimate partners and family members.

    If you or a loved one is experiencing or has experienced domestic violence, please contact national or local support services, such as the National Domestic Violence hotline (1-800-799-7233, 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)).

    If you are interested in serving survivors of domestic violence, check out these entry-level attorney opportunities:

    Family Violence Law Center (Oakland, CA)

    The Family Violence Law Center (FVLC) advocates for justice and healthy relationships to help survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Alameda County. FVLC staff provide free legal and crisis intervention services as well as prevention education for youth and community members.

    FVLC seeks a bilingual domestic violence staff attorney to provide trauma-informed civil legal services. The ideal candidate will have experience with family law, have knowledge of issues related to sexual assault and domestic violence, and be bilingual in English and Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, or Vietnamese.

    Follow this link to learn more.

    Montana Legal Services Association (Helena or Missoula, MT)

    The Montana Legal Services Association (MLSA) is the only statewide provider of free civil legal services to low-income residents. MLSA’s clientele includes American Indians living in reservations throughout Montana. MLSA attorneys provide advice, counsel and representation to clients and advocate across the state on poverty law issues.

    MLSA seeks attorneys to represent survivors of family and sexual violence in rural Montana communities and on American Indian reservations. Ideal candidates will have experience in family law, poverty law, and Indian law.

    Follow this link to learn more.

    Prairie State Legal Services, Inc. (Rockford, IL)

    Prairie State Legal Services (PSLS) is a civil legal aid organization serving 36 counties throughout northern and central Illinois. PSLS’s Domestic Violence Victim Services project provides legal assistance to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Services include obtaining protective/restraining orders and assisting on legal issues that address consequences of victimization.

    PSLS seeks a staff attorney to join the Domestic Violence Victim Services team. The attorney will be responsible for interviewing clients and assessing their needs, engaging with service providers, providing legal services, and communicating with police and prosecutors to advocate for clients. Ideal candidates will have experience with litigation and negotiation and will be committed to aiding victims of domestic violence.

    Follow this link to learn more.

    Safe Horizon (Queens, NY)

    Safe Horizon is a national victim assistance organization serving more than 250,000 people affected by crime and abuse each year. Safe Horizon provides practical services, legal representation, and support services to help their clients tell their stories, seek justice, and feel safe.

    Safe Horizon seeks a staff attorney to provide representation to domestic violence victims in family matters. The ideal candidate will have experience in family law and crisis intervention and be deeply committed to social justice, community empowerment, and racial justice.

    Follow this link to learn more.

    Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid (Corpus Christi, TX)

    Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid (TRLA) is the largest legal aid provider in Texas. TRLA provides free civil legal aid to residents in 68 Southwest Texas counties, represents farm workers in 7 southern states, and operates public defender programs in 10 Texas counties.

    TRLA seeks a staff attorney to join its Domestic Violence/Family Law Team. Using trauma-informed methods, the staff attorney will represent survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. The ideal candidate will be fluent in Spanish and have experience working with survivors of trauma.

    Follow this link to learn more.

    Virginia Legal Aid Society (Suffolk, VA)

    The Virginia Legal Aid Society (VLAS) provides information, advice, and representation in civil cases to low-income clients. One of its many projects, VLAS’s Domestic Violence Project provides legal assistance to low-income victims of domestic violence and stalking.

    VLAS seeks an attorney to join its Domestic Violence Project team. The ideal candidate will have experience working with a civil legal aid organization and have knowledge about the dynamics of domestic violence.

    Follow this link to learn more.

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    Jobs’o’th’Week (Federal Honors Edition)

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    Tis the season to begin applying for federal honors programs. Honors programs are short-term commitments (typically two years) with a federal agency that provide training to new attorneys and often lead to a permanent position with the employing agency. These positions are often available only to 3Ls and judicial law clerks, although some programs also accept recent graduates and legal fellows.

    Although it is not the only path to entry-level employment with the federal government, participating in an honors program is the most common way for new attorneys to work for a federal agency. To learn more about what your experience level says about you and your chances of working for a federal agency, check out PSJD’s newest resource Eligibility for Entry-Level Employment with the Federal Government.

    As deadlines are fast approaching, today we’re focusing on honors programs with agencies currently accepting applications.

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers works diligently to strengthen the nation’s security by building and maintaining military infrastructure and facilities in an environmentally sustainable way. The Office of the Chief Counsel operates throughout the nation and the world to play a critical role in the planning and execution of Corps projects.

    The Office of the Chief Counsel’s Civilian Honors Program trains new attorneys in areas such as contract law, environmental law, fiscal law, litigation, real estate law, legislation, employment law, and more. Honors attorneys may be placed in one of 50 worldwide offices. The program is open to 3Ls, graduating LLM candidates, and judicial law clerks.

    Follow this link to learn more.

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) works to make markets work for consumers, providers and the economy as a whole. CFPB also protects consumers from unfair, deceptive, or abusive practices.

    The CFPB Honors Attorney Program is a two-year program is hiring for its Office of Enforcement and Office of Supervision Policy where new attorneys will gain experience in litigation, enforcement, policy advising, and rulemaking.

    Follow this link to learn more.

    U.S. Copyright Office

    The U.S. Copyright Office is responsible for administering copyright law and advising Congress on international intellectual property law. The Office assists on drafting legislation and legislative reports, prepares studies for Congress, and maintains a public record of registration claims.

    The Barbara A. Ringer Copyright Honors Program is an 18- to 24-month paid legal fellowship that trains new attorneys in federal copyright law. Honors attorneys work in offices including the Office of the General Counsel and the Office of Policy and International Affairs. Applications are accepted from current 3Ls and attorneys with fewer than 5 years’ experience.

    Follow this link to learn more.

    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

    The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) strives to maintain stability and public confidence in the nation’s financial system. The FDIC achieves its goals by insuring deposits, examining and supervising financial institutions, and managing receiverships.

    The FDIC’s Honors Attorney Program trains new attorneys in the legal side of nation’s financial system. Honors Attorneys participate in rulemakings, administrative hearings and meeting with international banking regulators.

    Follow this link to learn more.

    U.S. Department of Justice

    The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is the largest law office, employing more than 10,000 attorneys nationwide. The DOJ works in nearly every practice area to protect Americans and preserve constitutional freedoms.

    The Attorney General’s Honors Program is the premier entry-level federal attorney recruitment program. Many divisions of the DOJ are participating in the Honors Program this year, including the Civil Rights Division, the Criminal Division, the FBI, the National Security Division, and the Executive Office for Immigration Review.

    Follow this link to learn more.

    U.S. Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor

    The Office of the Solicitor (SOL) provides legal counsel for the U.S. Department of Labor. With approximately 550 attorneys, the SOL strives to ensure safe, healthy, and fair working conditions and opportunities for workers in America by enforcing and interpreting more than 150 labor and employment laws.

    Honors attorneys spend their time litigating various cases in federal courts and administrative courts. Honors attorneys also gain experience in federal rulemaking and policymaking.

    Follow this link to learn more.

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    PSJD Public Interest News Digest – August 28, 2020

    Sam Halpert, NALP Director of Public Service Initiatives

    Photo: Harris and Ewing Collection, Library of Congress

    Interested public. No words today, again.

    Take care of one another,

    Sam

    Editor’s Choice(s)

    COVID-19 and Remote Legal Practice

    Rule of Law & Voting Rights

    Legal Technology

    Student Loans & Student Debt

    Immigration, Refugee, & Citizenship Issues

    Access to Justice – Civil & Economic

    Access to Justice – Criminal & Decarceration

    Criminal Justice Reform

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    Jobs’o’th’Week (Voting Rights Edition)

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    This week we’re talking about election protection and voting rights! With the presidential election this fall, voting is at the forefront of the peoples’ minds, and this is the year to be involved. Potential election fraud is a big topic of concern. And the opportunities described below give you the chance to help ensure a safe and fair election year.

    FairVote (Washington, D.C.; Tacoma Park, MD)

    FaireVote is a national, nonpartisan organization working to reform the electoral process to giver voters greater choice, a stronger voice, and a representative democracy that works for all Americans.

    FairVote seeks law and policy interns to contribute legal writing, statutory analysis, social media outreach, and advocacy. Ideal candidates will be passionate about voting issues and structural election reform.

    Follow this link to learn more. **Remote work may be a possibility.

    Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (National)

    The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law strives for equal justice for all, particularly people and communities of color. Right now, the Lawyers’ Committee is focusing its efforts on protection the Census, USPS, and the 2020 Presidential Election.

    The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law seeks volunteers for its Election Protection Hotline. The Election Project project is the largest national nonpartisan voter protection coalition. Volunteers from all walks of life are encouraged to apply.

    Follow this link to learn more. **Remote work opportunity.

    Lawyers for Civil Rights (Massachusetts)

    Lawyers for Civil Rights is a Boston-based organization representing clients across Massachusetts to foster equal opportunity and fight discrimination. Their work focuses on nine impact areas: community economic development, education, employment, race and climate justice, health disparities, fair housing, voting rights, immigrant rights, and police accountability.

    Lawyers for Civil Rights seeks volunteers from all experience levels to help protect the November election and maintain the integrity of our democracy.

    Follow this link to learn more. **Remote work may be a possibility.

    League of Women Voters (Washington, D.C.)

    The League of Women Votes of the United States is a nonpartisan membership organization working to empower citizens and ensure effective democracy.

    The League seeks legal interns in their Advocacy and Litigation department. Interns will contribute legal writing and legislative analysis. Ideal candidates will be in their second or third year of law school and will be passionate about voting rights.

    Follow this link to learn more.

    Project Vote, Inc. (Washington , D.C.)

    Project Vote is a national nonpartisan organization working to empower, educate, and mobilize low-income, minority, youth, and under-represented voters. Project Vote has helped register more than 5.6 million Americans.

    Project Vote seeks interns to provide litigation and advocacy support as well as field expertise to ensure voter registration is accessible, effective, and enduring. Ideal candidates will be familiar with federal voting legislation and be fluent in Spanish.

    Follow this link to learn more.

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    NALP’s Research at Your Fingertips: Public Service Attorney Salary Data now Integrated with PSJD Job Announcements

    NALP aims to be the premier resource for information on legal employment and recruiting in the United States and Canada. We produce a variety of research reports, including Jobs & JDs, our Associate Salary Survey, and our Public Service Attorney Salary Report. NALP produces the Public Service Attorney Salary Report, the piece of NALP research most relevant to PSJD’s audience, every four years. We released our most recent version of the Salary Report in 2018, when we also integrated that report into PSJD as a series of interactive visualizations and made it free to access for all PSJD jobseekers. (Actually, the 2014 report data is also free to access via PSJD as well, so that users can make comparisons and see how salaries have changed over time; the whole report is well worth a look if you haven’t already taken the time to check it out.)

    But although the Salary Report is available to jobseekers on PSJD via the site’s Resource Center, the PSJD Fellow and I speak regularly with jobseekers who ask us whether NALP has any information we can share about public service salaries. So we took some time and asked ourselves whether we could do anything to make this information easier to find and easier to use. I’m writing this blog post because, as it turns out, there was!

    Beginning today, all of PSJD’s users who have access to the Public Service Attorney Salary Report (school administrators, jobseekers, and employers who have purchased access to the report or who have complimentary access because they contributed to our dataset when we conducted the Salary Survey back in 2018) should begin seeing relevant data excerpted from the report alongside job announcements as they browse PSJD. (Employers cannot browse PSJD job announcements generally, but if they have access to the salary report they will see salary graphs alongside their own job announcements.)

    Here are a couple of examples of how this works. This is a job with a civil legal aid organization, located in Philadelphia PA. The relevant portion of the Public Service Attorney Salary Report is the section that discusses salaries with civil legal aid organizations in the Northeast US Census Region (the introduction of the report discusses how states are divided geographically). So in the sidebar, users will see a graph of median salaries in this region for attorneys at organizations of this type, drawn from the dataset for the 2018 Public Service Attorney Salary Report.

    A screenshot from PSJD. The job is with a Civil Legal Aid organization in Philadelphia PA, and the sidebar displays median attorney salaries for Civil Legal Aid organizations in the Northeast, with a link to the full salary report.

    If a job announcement describes a position available in multiple locations, the salary visualization may describe multiple regions. This job announcement discusses a position with a public interest nonprofit which is available in New York NY, Oakland CA, and Boston MA. Because the position is available in locations within both the Northeast US Census Region and the West US Census Region, users will see a graph including median salaries for attorneys with such organizations in both regions, drawn from the 2018 Public Service Attorney Salary Report.

    A screenshot from PSJD. The job is with a Public Interest Nonprofit organization in New York NY, Boston MA, or Oakland CA, and the sidebar displays median attorney salaries for Public Interest Nonprofit organizations in the Northeast and West, with a link to the full salary report.

    So that’s the basic idea. When we have relevant information about salaries that might help you as you browse PSJD’s jobs database, we’ll do our best to provide it to you–no need to go hunting to find out what we have. There are a few provisos worth keeping in mind:

    • Jobs that are classified as “unpaid” or “pro bono” have no relevant salary information and will not have salary graphs.
      This limitation is pretty straightforward. If a job expressly says it is unpaid, there’s no need to compare it against salary information.
    • Jobs with organizations that are not covered by the 2018 Public Service Attorney Salary Report’s categories will not have salary graphs.
      The 2018 Public Service Attorney Salary Report covers four organization types: (1) civil legal services organizations, (2) public defender offices, (3) local prosecuting attorney offices, and (4) public interest organizations with issue-specific missions. In the PSJD Jobs Database, these sections correspond to our organization types ‘Civil Legal Aid’, ‘Public Defender’s Office’, ‘Prosecutor’s Office’, and ‘Public Interest Nonprofit’. Job announcements with these employer types will include these integrated salary graphs.

    We hope that all makes sense, but if you have any questions about the new feature please feel free to reach out. We’d be happy to talk about it with you.

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    PSJD Public Interest News Digest – August 21, 2020

    Sam Halpert, NALP Director of Public Service Initiatives

    Photo: Harris and Ewing Collection, Library of Congress

    Interested public. Much news again this week, a pattern that seems unlikely to slacken anytime soon. Dozens of nonprofits weighed in on the debate about diploma privilege, while the Bexar County DA sought guidance on whether he could hold the USPS liable for violating election law. The House Education and Labor Committee heard testimony about the potential effects of the most recent executive order concerning student debt, and some excellent reporting from the Davis Vanguard, a California paper, described efforts in Missouri and Virginia to remove prosecutorial discretion from reform-minded prosecutors–in the former case by replacing their judgment with that of the state Attorney General, and in the latter with the judgment of the court.

    Take care of one another,

    Sam

    Editor’s Choice(s)

    COVID-19 and Remote Legal Practice

    Racial Justice

    Rule of Law & Voting Rights

    Pro Bono Publico

    Legal Technology

    Non-Profit & Gov’t Management & Hiring

    Student Loans & Student Debt

    Immigration, Refugee, & Citizenship Issues

    Access to Justice – Civil & Economic

    Access to Justice – Criminal & Decarceration

    Criminal Justice Reform

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    Job’o’th’Week (Internship Edition)

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    Yesterday, we revealed a new section of our Resource Center titled “Fighting Racism” to help jobseekers more easily locate jobs, internships, and pro bono opportunities to support the work of civil rights and criminal justice reform. One area that is sometimes overlooked as a racial justice issue is environmental justice. On the “Fighting Racism” page, you’ll see a category to help you find opportunities to work in environmental justice.

    The environmental justice movement confronts the impact climate change and harmful environmental practices have on people. In particular, communities of color and low income communities are frequently chosen to house facilities that pollute the environment and these communities. In fact, the burden on these communities is so targeted that advocates for environmental justice call these practices “environmental racism.” (Refer to the NAACP and NRDC for more information.)

    This week we’re highlighting internships working on environmental justice issues and with environmental justice organizations. More opportunities in this category (including attorney positions and pro bono work) can be found on the Fighting Racism resource page.

    NOTE: You’ll notice that some of the internships described below cannot be found using the pre-built keyword search on the Fighting Racism resource page. However, these are jobs that speak to the same concerns but are not tagged with the “racial justice” practice area. So feel free to use the pre-built searches, but also keep your eyes peeled for more opportunities when you’re exploring PSJD.

    Chesapeake Climate Action Network (Takoma Park, MD)

    Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) is the first non-profit dedicated to fighting climate change in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. CCAN’s mission is to build the movement necessary to put the DMV region on the path to climate stability and to inspire change in other states, regions, and countries.

    CCAN seeks an intern for the Fall semester to support their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the Chesapeake region. The ideal candidate will be eager to learn about grassroots organizing and be passionate about fighting the causes of climate change.

    Follow this link to learn more.

    Conservation Law Foundation (Boston, MA; Portland, ME; Concord, NH; Providence, RI; Montpelier, VT)

    The Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) protects New England’s environment through legal, scientific, and market-driven strategies. CLF staff work closely with communities or color and disadvantaged communities who often suffer disproportionate impacts of environmental degradation.

    CLF seeks interns throughout the New England region for both summer and academic year internships. Interns during both programs will work in one of four areas: clean air, clean energy, and climate change; clean water; ocean conservation; or transportation and environmental justice.

    Follow this link to learn more about full-time summer internships.

    Follow this link to learn more about part-time academic year internships.

    Earthjustice (New York, NY)

    Earthjustice is a national nonprofit environmental law organization advocating to protect people’s health, to preserve places and wildlife, to advance clean energy, and to combat climate change. The New York Office is currently working to address air and water quality, clean energy and transportation policies, and protections from toxic substances.

    The New York Office seeks full-time legal interns for the fall semester to support litigation and advocacy projects. Ideal candidates will be committed to environmental justice and have significant knowledge of environmental law.

    Follow this link to learn more. **Remote work may be a possibility.

    Environmental Defense Fund (Washington, DC)

    The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is a national organization using science, economics, and law to develop solutions to today’s environmental problems. EDF’s work currently focuses on transportation, air quality, and the global atmosphere; water resources; toxic chemicals; solid waste; and wildlife and wild habitats.

    EDF’s U.S. Clean Air Team seeks legal interns for next summer to support projects related to climate change, air quality, and energy. Interns will have the opportunity to work on litigation and legislative efforts. Ideal candidates will have an interest in climate and air quality issues at regional, national, and international levels.

    Follow this link to learn more.

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