Summer Law & Policy Intern (Climate)
EDF offers internships and fellowships for students and recent graduates in a variety of programs and departments throughout the organization. The ultimate goal of our internship and fellowship program is to provide high-quality experiences (including relevant projects and opportunities for networking) that form the foundation for any individual who is serious about pursuing an environmental career.
EDF seeks a highly qualified Summer Law and Policy Intern to work with our international climate team on research, writing, and creating advocacy strategies for encouraging and incentivizing sovereign nations to reduce their global warming pollution.
EDF seeks a highly qualified summer Law and Policy Intern to work with our international climate team. The Intern will perform the following functions:
- Assist in research, writing, and discussing creative advocacy strategies for encouraging and incentivizing sovereign nations to reduce their global warming pollution.
- Research and write legal and policy documents that may be published in leading national journals or included in EDF submissions to intergovernmental organizations, including the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
- Much of our work in this field occurs at the interface between public international law and legal frameworks governing domestic public and private actors.
- Projects may focus on treaty development, development of national or sub-national law, linkages between and among national and sub-national legal systems, and/or linkages between treaties and domestic programs.
The work is multifaceted, fast-paced, and intellectually challenging. Applicants should be able to demonstrate:
- Recent law degree, or currently enrolled in law school.
- Strong legal research and writing skills.
- Ability to undertake both large projects and prepare 1-2 page policy briefs.
- Ability to work at the EDF San Francisco, CA or Washington, D.C. office for the term of the Internship.
- Familiarity/experience with international law, environmental law, the history of climate treaty negotiations, and carbon markets is a plus. Law students who will have completed their second year of law school are preferred.
San Francisco, CA or Washington, DC.
Term 10 weeks during the Summer.
Hours Full-time, 35 hours per week.
This internship would involve either compensation for hourly work paid at a rate competitive with leading non-profits or academic credit. Students are encouraged to seek academic credit or funding through their college/university and EDF will ensure that any and all paperwork needed to secure academic credit is completed.
Interested applicants should apply by submitting your résumé, references, and a copy of your unofficial Law School Transcript for consideration for this Internship.