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Staff Attorney – Washington, DC

Organization: The Center for International Environmental Law”s Climate Change Program

Job Title: Staff Attorney

Location: Washington, DC

Hours and Compensation: Full time

Position Dates: Start ASAP

Posted On: June 28th, 2012


The Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) is seeking a Staff Attorney for its Climate Change Program. For than twenty years, CIEL has use the power of law to protect the environment, promote human health and human rights, and ensure a just and sustainable society.


The Staff Attorney position will focus on REDD+, expanding on our existing work to ensure that safeguards to protect rights and biodiversity are implemented effectively. In particular, the attorney will work to assist forest-dependent communities in defending their rights, which builds on the program’s long standing commitment to making international law and legal tools accessible to peoples and communities affected by REDD+ activities. Given the cross-cutting nature of REDD+ work, there will be many opportunities for the attorney to collaborate with CIEL’s other programs. Responsibilities will include: (1) providing legal and policy analyses and other technical support; (2) preparing reports, briefing notes and other documents; (3) organizing workshops; (4) drafting complaints or other materials required to support community advocacy efforts; (5) international travel; and (6) undertaking other programmatic work as assigned. The core objectives of CIEL’s Climate Change Program include: strengthening the system of global climate governance, ensuring strong and effective safeguards in REDD+ implementation efforts, addressing the human rights implications of climate change; and accelerating the transition away from fossil fuels.


How to Apply

Please send a resume, cover letter, two references, and a writing sample to (include “Climate Change Program Staff Attorney” in the subject line). The writing sample should represent the applicant’s original writing.

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