The Los Angeles branch of Earthjustice’s California Regional Office is accepting applications for legal externs for the fall or spring semester. We are seeking current law students who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment, and are eligible for receiving academic credit for the externship.
Founded in 1971, Earthjustice has a distinguished track record of achieving significant, lasting environmental protections. We achieve this by hiring the best and brightest who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Our headquarters are in San Francisco with fourteen offices across the U.S.
The California Regional office has undertaken campaigns to protect lands and wildlife, improve air and water quality, promote clean energy and transportation policies, and ensure that state residents are protected from toxic substances. The Los Angeles office currently has work focusing on clean energy, air quality in the South Coast and Central Valley, crude-by-rail, and oil and gas development in Kern County and Los Angeles. Our attorneys bring a mix of lawsuits under federal environmental laws such as the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act, as well as California statutes like the California Environmental Quality Act, to protect the environment and promote healthy communities.
Externs are unpaid, but can be awarded course credit for work with Earthjustice. Please note that this job posting for a legal externship does NOT cover summer positions; there is a separate application process for applicants interested in a summer clerkship with Earthjustice.
Interested candidates should submit the following materials.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applicants should indicate on their cover letter if they need a decision by a certain date.
Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are having technical difficulties submitting your application.
No phone calls, drop-ins, or hard copies.