The Natural Resources Defense Council is Seeking 1L Students for Summer Internships

Summer legal interns at the Natural Resources Defense Council (“NRDC”) write briefs, draft complaints, prepare legal analyses, obtain affidavits, investigate corporate and government malfeasance, participate in policy advocacy campaigns and draft white papers and comments for submission to Congressional committees and administrative agencies. NRDC hires passionate students who possess the intelligence, skill, self-confidence and maturity to take on enormous responsibility. In exchange for their hard work, interns receive an active role on the frontlines of the environmental movement. Over the course of a summer, an NRDC intern will generally work with lawyers in several different program areas and amass experience that he/she could not obtain anywhere else. 

All applications for 2010 Summer Legal Internships can now be submitted on-line at You will need to electronically submit a cover letter, transcript, resume, references, and a legal writing sample. In your cover letter, please indicate that you are applying for a 2010 Summer Legal Internship, and list all of the NRDC offices to which you are applying. Internships are available in the following offices: New York , NY ; Washington , D.C. ; San Francisco , CA ; Santa Monica , CA ; and Chicago , ILL. 

Applications are due on January 15, 2010. Because offers will be made on a rolling basis, so NDRC strongly encourages you to apply early. 

NRDC is committed to a workplace based on equal opportunity and a strong belief in the increased effectiveness that comes from a diverse workforce. To this end, NRDC: 

  • hires staff that reflects this country’s full range of racial, ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic identities;
  • creates a workplace where true diversity is fostered and different perspectives are valued and freely exchanged;
  • ensures that all members of the NRDC community feel welcome and respected, and have equal opportunities to thrive and advance within the institution; and
  • is committed to supporting low-income communities and communities of color particularly affected by environmental inequities.

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