Careers and Internships

Internships

ELF accepts applications from current law students for our summer and term-time internships.

ELF’s legal interns assist in all aspects of litigation on our docket. Generally, the interns conduct legal research and draft memos, briefs, discovery and/or pleadings. To the extent feasible, the interns also attend hearings and settlement meetings. The interns work closely with a staff attorney who will supervise their work and provide feedback. Because of our small size and fast-paced environment, interns are heavily involved in all aspects of our work, from strategy meetings to brief writing. We are proud that we can offer interns the opportunity to do real, substantive, important work.

Prior coursework or experience in environmental law, especially water law, is a plus, as is any experience in litigation. A demonstrated commitment to public interest law is also a plus. ELF especially encourages applications from members of groups that are underrepresented in the legal profession.

Note: We have filled our internship positions for summer 2022. We generally begin considering applications for summer internships during the previous autumn. We begin considering applications for spring and fall term-time externships approximately six months before the start of the semester.

How to Apply

Applications should include a cover letter, résumé, list of references, and a writing sample that is entirely your own work. Legal writing, such as a memo or a portion of a brief composed for an internship, is preferable to academic writing.

Please send your application to Nathaniel Kane at nkane@envirolaw.org. No calls please.