Summer 2017 Internship

Center for Water Security and Cooperation

Washington, DC, US

Start date: early/mid-June or earlier

End date: mid-August

Interview format: Phone Interview

Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until Monday, 3 April 2017.

Internship Description:

The Center for Water Security and Cooperation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2015. We work on an exciting array of domestic and international water law projects focused on ensuring that water law and policy advances water security.

Interns will be prepared to:

  • conduct detailed research on current issues of water law and policy in the United States and internationally (e.g. laws influencing agricultural practices)
  • draft reports on issues of water law and the role of law in advancing water security and cooperation, including illustrating water nexuses
  • organize CWSC-sponsored seminars and workshops
  • attend meetings and conferences
  • draft blog posts for our blog “The Drop”, articles for our Newsletter “HtoO”, and white papers on relevant topics (e.g. developing the concept of water security)
  • assist in researching for and writing articles
  • contribute to project development and deployment.

We are looking for interns who are creative and want to drive innovation in law. Previous experience with environmental or water law is preferred, but not required. Language skills – specifically Arabic, French or Portuguese – are also a plus.

While this internship is unpaid, we are happy to work with interns to secure class credit or public interest funding from their law school.

Applications should be emailed to [email protected] and include a (1) Cover Letter, (2) Resume, (3) Law School Transcript, (4) List of three references, and (4) Writing Sample.