Spend a Semester Protecting Alaska’s Environment as a Legal Extern!

Extern Brandon Cobb 2014

Lewis and Clark Extern Brandon Cobb 2014

Spend a Semester Protecting Alaska’s Environment!

Trustees for Alaska is offering environmental law externships to interested law students who have a demonstrated commitment to the public interest and the environment.

Trustees for Alaska provides a full spectrum of public interest law experience to its externs, including research, writing, client contact, drafting legal documents, and public speaking on administrative law matters, depending on client needs. In general, students should plan to spend one full semester in Alaska, although start and end dates are negotiable. Externs usually find their own housing, but Trustees for Alaska staff can provide leads on possible living arrangements.  Second and third-year law students with coursework in administrative and environmental law are preferred.

Trustees for Alaska is a non-profit, public interest environmental law firm that has been providing legal services in Alaska for 40 years.

Trustees for Alaska provides counsel to local, regional and national conservation organizations, Alaska Native villages and tribal councils, fishing organizations, and others in environmental and natural resource matters.  Our work generally focuses on state and federal laws concerning oil and gas leasing, exploration and development; clean air and water issues; mining; marine and terrestrial conservation; energy; land use; public lands; and transportation.

If you are interested in an externship with Trustees for Alaska, preference is given for applications received by June 15, 2015, for Fall 2015 externs, and November 1, 2015, for Spring 2016 externs, although positions will remain open until filled.

Electronic applications are encouraged and may be sent to: bhales@trustees.org.  Please include a cover letter, resume, transcript (unofficial or official), short writing sample, and list of three references with contact information to Brittany Hales, Office and Communications Manager.

Check out this post from our most recent Legal Extern, Brandon Cobb! And click here to see what our past Legal Interns and Externs have to say about their time at Trustees!

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