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Sep 11 / BARD CEP

Environmental Legal Internship- Washington DC

Organization: Chesapeake Climate Action Network

Position Title: Environmental Legal Internship

Location: Washington DC

The legal intern can work from home or school and/or work out of CCAN’s Takoma Park, MD office, which is a short, three-block walk from the redline metro station.

Hours and Compensation: not given

Application Deadline: rolling until filed


Organization Overview

The Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) is the first grassroots, nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to fighting global warming in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Our mission is to build and mobilize a powerful grassroots movement and use our proximity to the nation’s capital to push for state, national and international policies that will put us on a path to climate stability. We take on the region’s worst climate polluters using many legal and regulatory tactics, while also advocating for the most effective clean energy policies for our region, the nation and the world.


CCAN is looking for a legal intern to expand our organization’s litigation and regulatory capacity. If you’re looking for a group that will challenge you, inspire you and give you significant responsibility, we’d love to meet you. The legal intern will gain a wide range of hands-on experience associated with regional energy issues along with internal non-profit related legal matters. CCAN has been involved in a wide variety of environmental legal matters utilizing regulatory frameworks under the federal Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, the Emergency Preparedness and Community Right-to-Know Act, as well as state-based environmental and greenhouse gas reduction laws.

Internship positions are typically unpaid; however, students may earn credit hours from their respective law schools or seek fellowships to fund their work with CCAN.


CCAN’s legal intern should expect involvement in various projects which may include drafting briefs, legal research memos, regulatory filings, writing articles and fact sheets, commenting on proposed state and/or federal agency regulations or draft pollution permits, preparing legislative and regulatory testimony and comments, attending state and federal regulatory hearings and meetings with Congressional members, state legislators, regulators and executive branch staff.

The CCAN office is an extremely friendly environment with many opportunities to learn and make professional connections. This is an excellent opportunity for 2Ls, 3Ls and recent graduates studying for the bar exam. The position reports to CCAN’s Senior General Counsel.

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume with “Legal Internship” in the subject line and send to Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

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