Spend Summer 2014 Protecting Alaska’s Environment!

Dec 04, 2013
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UPDATE: We have filled all 2014 Summer Intern positions. If you are interested in applying for a Fall 2014 Externship, you can apply using the same criteria below. We do not have a strict deadline for Externs.

Trustees for Alaska is seeking legal interns with a demonstrated commitment to public interest law and the environment.

Trustees for alaska interns

Trustees for Alaska, a public interest environmental law firm with a busy and interesting docket, is now accepting applications for Summer 2014 legal internships. For 40 years, Trustees has been working to protect Alaska’s environment. Trustees provides counsel to local, regional and national conservation organizations, Alaska Natives and tribal councils, fishing organizations, and others in environmental and natural resource matters. Trustees’ work generally focuses on state and federal law issues concerning oil and gas leasing, exploration and development; coal mining and combustion; hard rock mining; fisheries; endangered species; public land use; and transportation projects.

Trustees provides a unique spectrum of public interest environmental law experience to its interns. Responsibilities may include conducting legal research and writing, drafting pleadings, assisting with preparation for arguments in federal and state court, interacting with clients, and speaking in public on administrative law matters, as the docket allows. Interns will have the opportunity to assist Trustees’ seven staff attorneys with all aspects of litigation and on projects that typically involve the Clean Water Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act, climate change, the Alaska Constitution and various state laws. Past interns have found that the exciting work and mentorship at Trustees have been invaluable to their future legal careers.

Trustees is hiring four 2L or 3E law students with excellent legal research and writing skills and a demonstrated interest in environmental law. Strong preference will be given to students with coursework in administrative and/or environmental law. Trustees will also consider 1L student applicants who have shown a consistent commitment to environmental causes.

Interns will work full-time for ten weeks; individual start and end dates are flexible. Second/third-year law students are paid an hourly wage. First year students are expected to secure their own funding or to work on a volunteer basis.

To apply: a complete application consists of a: (1) cover letter; (2) resume; (3) transcript (unofficial is fine); (4) short writing sample, and (5) list of three references. Electronic applications are encouraged and may be sent to Brittany Hales at: bhales@trustees.org.

The positions are open until filled, but priority will be given to complete applications received by the following dates: 2L and 3E students should apply by October 21, 2013, and 1L Students should apply by January 15, 2014.

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