Advocates for the West seeks a highly qualified and motivated summer intern to work closely with our communications and engagement staff, our attorneys, and our summer law student clerks on our busy docket of environmental litigation.
About Advocates for the West: Advocates for the West is a leading public interest, nonprofit environmental law firm. We provide free legal services to conservation organizations, Native American Tribes, and concerned citizens across the American West. With our headquarters in Boise, ID and staff in Oregon and Colorado, Advocates for the West works in all 11 western states. Our team of 8 attorneys, 1 paralegal, and 4 administrative staff specializes in enforcing our nation’s environmental laws through litigation in federal court. For the last 20 years, we have established a successful track record using law and science to protect public lands, water, fish, and wildlife across the West. Please visit www.advocateswest.org to learn more.
Public Outreach: Work with our communications, engagement, and fundraising team to develop content for our website, newsletters, and other materials; help organize and participate in outreach events.
Legal Support: Conduct some legal and factual research, provide litigation and pre-litigation support, and draft memos and legal documents, all under the supervision of one or more of our attorneys.
Learn & Network: Meet with our clients and partners, conduct field visits, and attend court proceedings; participate in weekly staff meetings; attend weekly summer clerk and intern seminars to learn more about environmental law and meet other attorneys and conservationists around the West.
Qualifications: Applicants with strong writing and communications skills, an interest in law or policy, and a passion for the environment are preferred. We value diversity and encourage students from underrepresented communities to apply.
Location: This internship will consist of both remote work and in-person work at our Boise, ID headquarters. We will be flexible and are committed to doing what we can to accommodate the intern’s personal needs and preferences for in person versus remote work throughout the internship.
Duration, Hours & Schedule: 10 weeks. Flexible start and end dates. 30 hours per week. Typical and preferred work hours are on weekdays and (roughly) within the 8am-5pm range; however, we are willing to accommodate alternative schedules to suit the intern’s needs.