Earthjustice is hiring a
The Alaska Office’s docket is focused on protecting the Alaska coastal rain forest, safeguarding America’s Arctic, and conserving the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska marine ecosystem. Our work also includes wildlife conservation, protection of lands and waters from mining activities, air and water quality enforcement, and national park and other public lands management. Our clients include national, regional, and local conservation organizations; Alaska Native tribal organizations; Alaskan communities; ecotourism businesses; and other organizations concerned about enforcing the laws to protect the environment.
The Earthjustice Summer Clerkship position includes a weekly stipend of $1,280 a week, with the average clerkship lasting 10 weeks (approximately $12,800 total). The total stipend amount will be dependent on the extent of a clerk’s ability to secure outside funding. Earthjustice will pay $1,280 a week less the total amount received from other sources. We strongly encourage candidates to pursue outside funding, but the ability to secure outside funding will not be considered as part of the hiring decision. Note the stipend is taxed, so stipend payments are less applicable taxes.
**Applications will close on January 22, 2023.
One-page cover letter that addresses why you would like to serve as an associate attorney for our community-based work:
Writing sample, preferably a legal brief or memorandum that primarily reflects your work.
Law school transcript.
List of three professional references.
How we hire:
Earthjustice evaluates applications by prioritizing our three legs of the stool - functional skill, emotional intelligence, and cultural competency. These factors play a large role in the hiring process, from application review to interview questions to references.