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Policy and Legislation Fall Intern, Earthjustice – Washington, DC

Organization: Earthjustice

Position Title: Policy and Legislation Fall Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Dates and compensation: A $500 monthly stipend is provided for full-time work (amount pro-rated if working part-time).

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: Earthjustice is seeking a Policy and Legislation Intern to join our Washington, D.C. team. Through this internship, the candidate will work with the Policy and Legislation (PAL) department, which is comprised of environmental lobbyists and advocates who work with members of Congress and other environmental groups to protect and strengthen the same environmental laws Earthjustice defends in the courtroom. The intern will learn how a non-profit environmental organization weighs in on environmental policy at the federal level, and gain considerable insight into congressional procedures, the policy process, environmental nonprofit lobbying and advocacy strategizing, and associated communications and outreach.


  • Assist in various tasks, including online research and blog writing.
  • Attend congressional hearings and coalition meetings.
  • Prepare and disseminate information to Congressional offices and PAL staff.
  • Make phone calls to hill offices.
  • Manage databases.
  • Assist with outreach and preparation for events sponsored by PAL.
  • Draft and edit policy documents and fact sheets.
  • Opportunity for short and/or long-term research projects on a variety of issues, depending on the intern’s interests.


  • Must be currently enrolled in a college/university program to apply. Undergraduates in their junior or senior year are preferred.
  • Able to work a minimum of 20 – 30 hours per week for approximately three months, preferably early September to mid-December. We will work around your class/work schedule.
  • Excellent writing, organizational, and communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of online research and MS Office programs is required.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume. Click here to apply.

Law students are encouraged to apply separately to our litigation department for law clerk positions. No phone calls please.

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