The Sierra Club is the nation’s leader in grassroots environmental litigation. The Club’s Environmental Law Program develops and prosecutes the legal strategies for the Sierra Club’s nationwide grassroots campaigns. The Law Program’s cases center on the Club’s overarching conservation initiatives: confronting the fossil fuel industry to save our climate, and protecting our communities and wilderness in the process.
The Sierra Club Environmental Law Program hires law students interested in public interest environmental litigation to assist with strategic litigation. Semester interns work on all aspects of litigation, including undertaking legal research, preparing written memoranda, and conducting factual investigation. Depending on the cases to which the interns are assigned, students may also draft notice letters, briefs and other pleadings, attend court appearances, and work on discovery. During the course of the program, students typically work with several of the Club’s attorneys, thus gaining exposure to a wide range of litigation styles. The internship program also includes informal discussions on various environmental litigation topics.
Sierra Club is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce.
Currently accepting applications for the following periods:
- Law Program Internship, Fall 2017 & Spring 2018 (Washington, DC or Oakland, CA)