Earthjustice is hiring a
The California Office has undertaken campaigns to protect lands and wildlife, improve air and water quality, promote clean energy and transportation policies, and ensure that state residents are protected from toxic substances. The California Regional Office currently has campaigns focusing on Clean Energy, Air Quality in the Central Valley, Pesticides and Health, and land management and conservation in the Sierra Nevada and Bay Delta. Our attorneys bring a mix of lawsuits under federal environmental laws such as the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, National Environmental Policy Act, as well as California statutes, to protect the environment and promote environmental justice.
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.
To Apply: Please submit:
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.