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Stanback - Clean Air Legal Intern

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Washington, DC, USAWashingtonDCUSA

The Duke University Stanback Internship Program provides Duke students with project-based learning experiences in energy, conservation, advocacy, policy, research, law and applied resource management.  The Internship Program is open to any Duke student - undergraduate, graduate, and international students - who will be enrolled in Fall 2019 classes. Internships are located throughout the US, and the internship is for 11-weeks and interns receive up to $6,000 stipend.

The majority of intern candidates will be Nicholas School students pursuing the degree of Master of Environmental Management (MEM) or Master of Forestry (MF). The MEM and MF degree programs stress interdisciplinary approaches to environmental problem solving.  Program specialization tracks within the degrees include conservation science and policy, forest management, coastal management, environmental economics and policy, global environmental change, and water and air resources.

This Stanback internship is limited to Duke University students only.   Students from the Duke Law School, Fuqua School of Business, Sanford School of Public Policy, Pratt School of Engineering, and other undergraduate programs are also invited to apply for Stanback internships.   

Areas of Responsibility: 

Legal interns undertake research and writing in support of ongoing lawsuits, administrative comments, Congressional testimony, media releases, fact sheets, and analytic papers. Our interns are  fully integrated into ongoing projects and new advocacy opportunities as they arise.   Our intent is to give interns the most true-to-life experiences while augmenting our ability to benefit public health and the environment.

As noted above, a legal intern’s overall responsibility would be to undertake the same advocacy tasks as a junior staff attorney. Typical activities include performing legal research for briefs or rulemaking comments; drafting fact sheets, white papers, press releases, reports or letters; attending Congressional hearings or lobbying visits with Congressional staff; and participating in environmental community strategy sessions and meetings with other stakeholders. 

Educational Background: 
A second-year law student with training or experience in environmental law, environmental policy, or environmental economics would be ideal. 
However, any law student with a sincere interest in working for an environmental non-profit organization is encouraged to apply.

Organization Info

Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.

New York, NY, United States
Annual Budget : 
About Us

The Natural Resources Defense Council's purpose is to safeguard the Earth: its people, its plants and animals and the natural systems on which all life depends.

We work to restore the integrity of the elements that sustain life -- air, land and water -- and to defend endangered natural places.

We seek to establish sustainability and good stewardship of the Earth as central ethical imperatives of human society. NRDC affirms the integral place of human beings in the environment.

We strive to protect nature in ways that advance the long-term welfare of present and future generations.

We work to foster the fundamental right of all people to have a voice in decisions that affect their environment. We seek to break down the pattern of disproportionate environmental burdens borne by people of color and others who face social or economic inequities. Ultimately, NRDC strives to help create a new way of life for humankind, one that can be sustained indefinitely without fouling or depleting the resources that support all life on Earth.

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Jan 29 2019
Active Until: 
Mar 1 2019
Hiring Organization: 
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.