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Spring 2012 Legal Internship - San Francisco Litigation Team

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Full Time
Level Voluntary & Interns
Deadline 30/03/2012
Company Name NRDC
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Telephone 3127807434
Website Further Details / Applications
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Directory Entry : The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is a non-profit global environmental organization with more than 1.3 million members and online activists.
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The San Francisco Litigation Team

The San Francisco Litigation Team sues to protect the environment and public health. The Team’s litigation spans a broad range of environmental issues, such as preventing global warming; protecting public health; promoting environmental justice; curbing air and water pollution; preserving wildlife and wild places; and reducing overfishing. Over the past several years, the Team has, for example, tried cases to protect threatened and endangered fish from risks of extinction posed by the state and federal water projects in California; challenged a federal regulation that permitted intentional pesticide dosing experiments on humans; sued municipal governments over the discharge of polluted storm water; litigated to stop a federal agency’s unlawful discharge of toxic heavy metals into San Francisco Bay; blocked a state budget bill that transferred money out of low-income weatherization and energy efficiency programs; challenged the FDA’s failure to restrict the use of antibiotics in livestock; and compelled an investigation and response to a landfill’s contamination of drinking water supplies with industrial solvents in the mid-south.

The Litigation Team Legal Internship

NRDC seeks law students with strong academic credentials and the intelligence, skill, confidence, and maturity to assume serious responsibility. Legal interns work with the San Francisco Litigation Team’s three attorneys on legal research and writing projects to support developing and/or active cases. Interns are also invited to participate in litigation planning and strategy meetings.

Internships are unpaid, but we will work with interns to help them obtain any available academic credit or funding (such as through school-sponsored clinical, pro bono fellowship, or externship programs).


TO APPLY:  Go to www.nrdc.org/jobs and search for the posting marked “Spring 2012 Legal Externship - San Francisco Litigation Team.” You’ll be asked to submit a cover letter, resume, transcript, writing sample and reference list. The deadline is Friday March 30th, 2012, but applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so apply soon.

Start and end dates and other scheduling details are negotiable, but we look for a minimum time commitment of about two days a week of in-office work over the course of an academic term.

If you have questions about the application process or need to check on the status of your application, please email Joya Sonnenfeldt, jsonnenfeldt@nrdc.org.


NRDC is committed to a workplace based on equal opportunity and a strong belief in the increased effectiveness that comes from a diverse workforce.  To this end, NRDC:

  • Hires staff that reflects this country's full range of racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic identities;
  • Creates a workplace where true diversity is fostered and different perspectives are valued and freely exchanged;
  • Ensures that all members of the NRDC community feel welcome and respected, and have equal opportunities to thrive and advance within the institution; and
  • Is committed to supporting low-income communities and communities of color particularly affected by environmental inequities.

For more information, please visit www.nrdc.org.

Job Location
San Francisco, CA, US.
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