Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Internship: Legal Intern, Western Environmental Law Center (Deadline: Nov. 7, 2014, Helena, Montana & Taos, NM)

Legal Internship – Summer 2015 
The Western Environmental Law Center (WELC) is accepting resumes from law students currently in their second or third year of law school (2L or 3L) for summer 2015 legal internship positions in these locations: the Rocky Mountains office in Helena, Montana, and the Southwest office in Taos, New Mexico. We are looking for bright and motivated individuals committed to public interest environmental law.

Under the supervision of a staff attorney in the office location in which they are hired, the selected interns will assist our attorneys with case development and strategy, conduct legal research, and draft pleadings, briefs, and other legal documents.  The internships are unfunded positions.  We will provide assistance to the selected applicants in seeking outside funding or law school credit, and in finding free or inexpensive housing.  We offer a flexible summer work schedule to allow for outdoor recreation and travel.

Please send a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, short writing sample of 3-5 pages, and a list of three references by email  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the positions have been filled.  Applications received by Friday, November 7, 2014 will be given first consideration.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Interviews will be conducted by phone.

Please indicate the following in your cover letter: 1) the WELC office location for which you are applying (if you wish to apply to both office locations, please specify your first and second preference), 2) if you are facing a funding application deadline, and 3) your anticipated dates of availability for the summer position.

WELC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Our programs and employment are open to all.  We value diversity and do not permit any discrimination against applicants, employees, or volunteers on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, age, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or disability, or any other status protected by applicable law or statute in any of our policies or programs.  

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