Spend Summer 2015 Protecting Alaska’s Environment as a Legal Intern!

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

Kelly, Jacob and Courtney (left to right) successfully scaled Flattop in early June. Named for its broad flat peak, the trail up to its top is the most popular ascent in the Anchorage area.

2014 Summer Interns Kelly, Jacob and Courtney (left to right) successfully scaled Flattop in early June. Named for its broad flat peak, the trail up to its top is the most popular ascent in the Anchorage area.

 

 – All positions for Summer 2015 have been filled –

Trustees for Alaska, a public interest environmental law firm with a busy and diverse docket, is now accepting applications for Summer 2015 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; clean water; 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, assisting with case development, 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’ six 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. To read more about our Interns’ past experiences at Trustees, click here!

Trustees is hiring three 1L, 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 environmental law.  Trustees will consider 1L student applicants who have shown a 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 $12.00 an hour.  First year students: TBD.

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.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Positions are open until filled, and students are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

Trustees for Alaska is an equal opportunity employer.

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