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Sierra Club Environmental Law Internship — Washington, D.C.

Organization: Sierra Club Environmental Law Program

Job Title: Environmental Law Internship

Location: Washington, D.C.

Hours and Compensation: paid

Application Deadline: June 30, 2013

Posted On: Jan. 23, 2013

Organization Overview

The Sierra Club is the nation’s leader in grassroots environmental litigation. The Club’s Environmental Law Program develops and prosecutes the legal strategies for the Sierra Club’s nationwide grassroots campaigns. The Law Program’s cases focus on climate change while centering on the Club’s three overarching conservation initiatives: promoting smart energy solutions, building safe and healthy communities, and protecting America’s wild legacy.


The Sierra Club Environmental Law Program hires law students interested in public interest, environmental litigation to assist with these strategic lawsuits. Semester externs work on all aspects of litigation, including undertaking legal research, preparing written memoranda, and conducting factual investigation. Depending on the cases to which the interns are assigned, students may also draft notice letters, briefs and other pleadings, attend court appearances, and work on discovery. During the course of the program, students typically work with several of the Club’s attorneys, thus gaining exposure to a wide range of litigation styles. The internship program also includes informal discussions on various environmental litigation topics.


Solid writing and analytic skills, as well as good interpersonal skills. An environmental law background is preferable, but not a requirement.

How to Apply

Please send resume, cover letter, references, writing sample and law school transcript to:

Sherri Liang, Program Assistant
Sierra Club Environmental Law Program
50 F Street, NW, Eighth Floor
Washington, DC 20001
(Electronic applications preferred)


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