Defenders of Wildlife’s staff is comprised of a variety of wildlife experts, including a legal team with a successful record at the forefront of wildlife law and legal advocacy. The Conservation Law division offers summer clerkships to select law students with a commitment to wildlife conservation. This position is designed to provide a wide range of legal, programmatic, and administrative experience relating to conservation issues of national significance. The clerkship program covers a diverse range of environmental issues from endangered species to federal lands management and is a terrific opportunity for law students dedicated to conservation and wildlife law.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
· Provide research, writing, and general administrative support for our domestic projects
· Draft, analyze, and make recommendations to our conservation attorneys regarding domestic and international conservation law projects
· Perform all other related duties as assigned.
Currently enrolled in Law School
Interest or experience in Environmental issues. Other experience relevant to the missions of Defenders of Wildlife
· An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
· Strong writing, research, media, and verbal communications skills
General office working conditions, the noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use a computer and communicate with others while doing so.
All employees are required to satisfactorily perform the essential duties and responsibilities of their positions. The essential duties and responsibilities listed above are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
How to Apply:
Interested applicants please apply with a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Defenders of Wildlife is a national, non-profit membership organization dedicated to the protection of all native wild animals and plants in their natural communities. Our employees work in an environment that is inclusive and honors each of our unique perspectives and backgrounds. We believe that the conservation of biological diversity is best advanced by the contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, experiences, beliefs and cultures. We strive toward a collective goal of including all people in the conservation of our Nation’s wildlife and wild places.
Visit Our Values and Diversity page to learn more about who we are and how we operate.
It is the policy of Defenders of Wildlife to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals without regard to their race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, or any other characteristic protected by law, in all personnel actions