Legal Intern

Friends of the Earth
London, United Kingdom
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
NGO/Civil Society
Experience Level: 
Not Specified
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)


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Contract Type

Fixed Term


£10.75 per hour

Job Description

Legal Intern-12mths Fixed Term Contract

London Living Wage

Legal Intern wanted to help save the planet!

Friends of the Earth’s legal team is one of the most exciting places to campaign for environmental justice. We’re looking for a legal intern to support the legal team’s work, from strategic climate change litigation, and working with our Trees campaign, to defending community access to environmental justice, and much more in between.

The legal team work on solving the major environmental problems of our time and building the movement for positive change. We need a capable and committed person to join our team and help us do this. 

Working closely with our lawyers you will have a hands-on role in supporting Friends of the Earth’s campaigns. You will join meetings, conduct research, help to prepare legal documents, see our campaigning in action, and get to know what makes a campaigning environmental NGO tick. 

Possessing a degree in Law or equivalent qualifications or experience, you will have good knowledge of public, EU, environmental and/or planning law and will have experience of undertaking detailed legal research and analysis.

This internship is an excellent opportunity to gain entry level legal and campaigning experience and skills.  

If you have finished your legal studies and are passionate about using the law to protect community rights and the environment, we’d love to hear from you!  

Closing date: Wednesday 23rd September 2020 (23:59)

In return we offer a competitive range of benefits, good work/life balance, excellent learning and development opportunities and a vibrant organisational culture.

We are an equal opportunities employer and are especially keen to encourage applications from people currently under-represented in the environment movement.

Friends of the Earth is an international community dedicated to protecting the natural world and the wellbeing of everyone in it. We lead campaigns, provide resources and information, and drive real solutions to the environmental problems facing us all.

Please note that this is an entry level position and therefore we cannot accept applications from UK qualified lawyers or overseas qualified lawyers. 

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Closing Date

23 September 2020