Center for Biological Diversity 351 California St., Ste. 600
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Legal interns are likely to work on projects concerning ocean protection, climate change, public lands and urban wild lands. Legal interns will assist with the preparation of litigation aimed at protecting imperiled species and habitat. Legal interns may prepare legal memos, assist with brief writing, prepare filings, investigate new cases and draft official policy comments. On occasion, legal interns may have opportunities to observe court arguments or attend agency hearings. Part time positions require a minimum of 20 hours per week.Effie Shum Center for Food Safety 2601 Mission, Suite 803 San Francisco, CA 94110 email@example.com
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A non-profit public interest and environmental advocacy membership organization established for the purpose of challenging harmful food production technologies and promoting sustainable alternatives. (See www.centerforfoodsafety.org for more information)Lesley Nicolaisen Internship Coordinator Office of General Counsel Department of Fish & Wildlife 1416 Ninth Street, 13th Floor Sacramento, CA 95814 Lesley.Nicolaisen@wildlife.ca.gov
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No deadline but students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
Students work side-by-side with practicing environmental lawyers and technical professionals in the OGC’s Sacramento, CA office under the direct supervision of a practicing attorney. Projects include legal research related to environmental policy development, administrative advocacy, and litigation. Interns will draft legal memoranda, bill analyses, correspondence and legal briefs on subjects such as the California Endangered Species Act (CESA), the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), renewable energy, Streambed Alteration Agreements (SAAs), the Marine Land Protection Act (MLPA), the public trust doctrine, renewable energy permitting, and criminal enforcement. Interns will also be involved in analyzing complex governance issues arising from the interplay of federal/state/local legislative, judicial, and administrative bodies that influence environmental policy. Interns will attend workgroup meetings, strategy sessions, conference calls, and negotiations.Jon Salmon, Attorney East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD)
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Deadline to apply: Students are encouraged to apply before November 15, 2016.
EBMUD externs assist the lawyers and staff in preparing for a water rights matter that may go to hearing in front of the State Water Resources Control Board. This work includes research on complex water rights issues and assistance in preparing exhibits. Students also assist in reviewing and commenting on CEQA documents prepared by EBMUD, including EIRs and Negative Declarations. Time permitting, students work on any issues that may arise related to the District’s Central Valley Project contract and the District’s efforts in obtaining supplemental supplies.Lisa Nessan Earthjustice - International Program 426 17th Street, 6th Floor Oakland, CA 94612-2820
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Earthjustice is a nonprofit environmental law firm, specializing in representing grass roots groups, such as local Sierra Club chapters, in both local and national environmental issues. It is a purely litigation oriented entity.Matthew Bullock, Esq. Natural Resources Section California Attorney General’s Office 455 Golden Gate Ave, Ste. 11000 San Francisco, CA 94102 Matthew.Bullock@doj.ca.gov
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Deadline to apply: November 1, 2016
The AG has three sections--Natural Resources, Lands, and Environment--that do environmental law. Lands and Resources represent clients such as the Department of Fish and Game and the Coastal Commission in all aspects of litigation, mostly concerning enforcement. Environment does hazardous waste cases, Prop 65 and all AG independent actions including CEQA enforcement. Only the natural resources section is available in SF.Barbara Goodyear, Esq. Office of the Solicitor U.S. Department of Interior 333 Bush St., Suite 775 San Francisco, CA 94104
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Deadline to apply: November 1, 2016. Will need fingerprint clearance prior to January 2016 start date, can take at least one month to clear.
The Office of the Solicitor provides legal advice to the National Park Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the U.S. Geological Survey. The office deals with issues that involve the National Environmental Policy Act, Endangered Species Act, National Park Service Organic Act, National Historic Preservation Act, and other environmental laws.
Elizabeth Litwin, Operations Coordinator Sierra Club Environmental Law Program 85 Second Street, Second Floor San Francisco, CA 94105-3441 415-977-5693 firstname.lastname@example.org (Electronic applications preferred)
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Deadline to apply: No deadline to apply but students are strongly urged to apply early, as the positions fill quickly.
The Sierra Club=s Environmental Law Program’s docket encompasses the full range of public interest environmental litigation, including issues such as clean air and water, fighting urban sprawl, ending commercial logging on national forests, and protecting wild lands.Trust for Public Land Gilman Miller, Esq. 101 Montgomery Street, Suite 900 San Francisco, CA 94104 email@example.com
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Deadline to apply: No deadline but students are strongly encouraged to apply early.
The Western Division’s legal department, working closely with our project managers and finance staff, primarily is engaged in real estate transactions whereby we typically buy real property from a private landowner generally using an Option Agreement, and then sell that same property to a federal, state or local government or a local land trust to preserve the land as open space. Thus we seek to benefit future generations and the environment in a very pragmatic way. For example, rather than litigating to stop a private development from bulldozing a beautiful and environmentally-sensitive property, TPL instead seeks to buy that property and in turn convey it to an appropriate public agency for long-term conservation. TPL also does a good deal of park design and construction often in underserved urban areas.
Wild Equity Institute
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The Wild Equity Institute is a San Francisco based non-profit dedicated to building a healthy and sustainable global community for people and the plants and animals that accompany us on earth. WEI is engaged in cutting edge litigation at the intersection of the environmental justice and grassroots conservation movements. WEI litigates under the Endangered Species Act, NEPA, the Clean Water Act and the Civil Rights Act. Specific work projects may include drafting complaints; researching various aspects of civil procedure and environmental law for inclusion in summary judgment motions; and preparing administrative petitions.
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Deadline to apply: October 31, 2016.
WildEarth Guardians’ Climate and Energy Program is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and restoring the wildlife, wild places, wild rivers, and health of the American West. The intern’s focus will be in developing litigation aimed at shutting down oil and gas leasing and drilling projects on federal public lands, primarily in the Interior West. The principle statutes involved in this work will likely include the Clean Air Act, the Mining and Minerals Policy Act of 1970, the Federal Onshore Oil and Gas Leasing Act, and the National Environmental Policy Act. Tasks will likely include legal research, writing legal memos, reviewing environmental impact statements, and writing comment letters.
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