Job Opportunities

Law Clerk – Fall 2017

Washington, DC

The Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) is seeking law clerks for fall 2017 to advance Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and other environmental protections at the federal, state, and local levels.  The clerks’ duties will include legal research related to environmental, administrative, and information-collecting statutes and regulations, review of pollution permits and data, and production of legal memoranda, public comments, litigation documents, and issue-focused reports.  Candidates with a background or coursework in environmental/administrative law and a demonstrated commitment to environmental protection are preferred.

EIP is a nonprofit organization established in March of 2002 by former EPA enforcement attorneys to advocate for more effective enforcement of environmental laws.  The organization has three objectives:  (1) to provide objective analyses of how the failure to enforce or implement environmental laws increases pollution and affects the public’s health; (2) to hold federal and state agencies, as well as individual corporations, accountable for failing to enforce or comply with environmental laws; and (3) to help local communities obtain the protection of environmental laws.

Qualifications: Candidates preferably should have completed at least one year of law school and have a strong interest in environmental advocacy.  The ideal candidate will have a background or coursework in environmental/administrative law and a demonstrated commitment to environmental protection and/or non-profit advocacy.  Previous experience with the Clean Air Act and/or the Clean Water Act, developing or litigating cases, commenting on or challenging permits or rules, policy analysis, media outreach, and/or coalition building would also be helpful.  Candidates should be able to handle multiple tasks at once and work well with others, and must demonstrate strong writing and analytical skills.

Compensation / Hours: Academic credit / Full or part-time

To Apply: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Candidates should send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, law school transcript (unofficial), and three references by email to larchibald@environmentalintegrity.org.

Applications may also be submitted by mail to the following address: Fall Law Clerk Position, Environmental Integrity Project, 1000 Vermont Ave. NW, Suite 1100, Washington, D.C. 20005