CIEL has a unique opportunity for a Climate Change Law Fellow
in our Washington, D.C. office
Since 1989, the Center for International Environmental Law’s Climate
Change Program has advised key participants in the international policy
arena on how to work towards an effective, enforceable emissions
reduction framework, and how to deal with the impacts of global warming.
Now, CIEL seeks a gifted, visionary attorney to carry on the work and
further development of this key CIEL program during the course of a
paid, one-year Climate Change Law Fellowship in our Washington, D.C.
The Climate Change Law Fellow will join CIEL’s team of lawyers and
staff, including well-known experts in critical areas of international
law, who are dedicated to using principles of ecology and justice to
strengthen international environmental law, protect the global
environment, and promote environmental justice and sustainable development.
The Climate Change Law Fellow will report directly to the President and
* Develop and implement CIEL strategies, objectives, and activities
for the Climate Change Program;
* Provide advice and support to, and collaborate with,
non-governmental organizations, government ministries and missions
(especially from developing countries), and intergovernmental
organizations to achieve CIEL program goals;
* Advocate CIEL positions and policies; and
* Fundraise in support of the Climate Change Program, in
collaboration with the President and the Director of Development.
The successful applicant will have:
* A minimum of a juris doctor (JD) or equivalent legal qualification;
* Expertise in public international law and institutions;
* Experience in and understanding of international climate change
law and related issues;
* Superb communication skills in spoken and written English,
including the ability to render clear, concise, and persuasive
legal advice and analysis (fluency in an additional, second
language is preferred); and
* Exceptional leadership and advocacy skills, the ability to work
collaboratively and effectively with colleagues and stakeholders,
and a demonstrated commitment to the public interest.
The salary for this one-year Fellowship is $45,000, plus an excellent
benefits package. Entry into service will be as soon as possible.
Depending on the Climate Change Law Fellow’s success and the
availability of funding, the Climate Change Law Fellow will be eligible
for consideration as a CIEL Attorney at the conclusion of the
Fellowship’s one-year term.
Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, writing sample, and three
references to Sofia Plagakis, at firstname.lastname@example.org
received, so applicants are encouraged to send their materials as soon
as possible, but in any event no later than January 14, 2007.
CIEL is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes diversity of all
types. For more information about CIEL and its activities, please visit
Donald M. Goldberg
Center for International Environmental Law
1367 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite #300
Washington, DC 20036