Environmental Defense Fund is hiring a
With world attention on both the environment and the economy, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is where policymakers and business leaders turn for win-win solutions. By focusing on strong science, uncommon partnerships and market-based approaches, we tackle urgent threats with practical solutions. We are one of the world’s largest environmental organizations, with more than two million members and a staff of approximately 700 scientists, economists, policy experts, and other professionals around the world. We operate in 22 geographies with unique projects running across four programs. You will be part of a vibrant workplace where innovation and results are a way of life.
EDF envisions a world in which people from all backgrounds and experiences feel connected to the environmental challenges we face and are engaged in creating durable, equitable solutions. We seek talented candidates who share our Core Values of Respect, Results, Innovation, Optimism, and Integrity, and support our Commitment to Diversity.
EDF offers internships and fellowships for students and recent graduates in a variety of programs and departments throughout the organization. The ultimate goal of our internship and fellowship program is to provide high-quality experiences (including relevant projects and opportunities for networking) that form the foundation for any individual who is serious about pursuing an environmental career.
The U.S. Legal & Regulatory team envisions a world in which people from all backgrounds and experiences feel connected to the environmental challenges we face and are engaged in creating durable, equitable solutions. We are dedicated to achieving that vision in our work, helping achieve clean air for all. The U.S. Legal & Regulatory team works out of the Washington, D.C., and Boulder, CO offices.
Legal Fellows on the U.S. Legal & Regulatory team provide essential contributions to the team's work securing clean air and climate protections. We aim to make our Legal Fellows' experience relevant, challenging, and rewarding. Our Legal Fellows have directly contributed towards landmark cases over the years and have supported activities including: U.S. Supreme Court litigation, D.C. Circuit litigation over greenhouse gas regulation and regulation of health-harming pollutants under the Clean Air Act, legal and technical comments and public testimony on major Clean Air Act rulemakings, and legal and policy analysis to support protections for low-income and frontline communities from air pollution. Legal Fellows work in a high-intensity, fast-paced, multi-disciplinary setting to formulate and implement strategies, laws, and policies.
The Legal Fellow will primarily work on federal regulatory policy advocacy and litigation focused on securing and defending Clean Air Act protections to reduce climate- and health-harming pollution, particularly from the power sector and industrial sources; restoring and strengthening the role of foundational science and economics in federal agency actions; and securing action to advance environmental justice. As a member of the U.S. Legal & Regulatory team, the Legal Fellow may also be asked to support our other efforts to reduce air pollution from major sources through litigation, regulatory advocacy, and legislation.
Tasks may include but are not limited to:
We seek recent law school graduates and recent law clerks interested in working on cutting-edge climate and clean air issues. Other qualifications include:
Washington, D.C., with U.S. Remote to start.
The term for the Legal Fellow position is one year, starting July or August 2022.
Interested applicants should attach their cover letter and resume to the EDF application, together with a writing sample, unofficial law school transcript, and list of three references. In your cover letter, please describe your interest in environmental law and policy work, and any coursework and professional experience relevant to the qualifications.
Environmental Defense Fund is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.