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Stanback - Dirty Energy 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: 
  • NRDC is seeking a legal intern to work with the Nature Program’s Dirty Energy Team in our Washington, D.C. office. This work includes protecting public lands, wild places, and communities from the impacts of fossil fuel development utilizing advocacy, administrative processes, and litigation. This internship will include a variety of responsibilities, such as legal research, data analysis, and legislative and policy analysis.
  • This legal internship will support the Nature Program’s legal and advocacy work pertaining to federal fossil fuel regulation and policy and public lands defense. The Nature Program’s Dirty Energy team works on a range of issues pertaining to fossil fuel transportation and development, climate change, and public lands and endangered species defense.
  • The legal intern selected for this position will perform legal research and writing to support litigation and policy advocacy, in collaboration with and under the supervision of NRDC lawyers.
  • Legal and non-legal research and written memoranda, presentations, and analyses of specific team issues pertaining to the impacts of fossil fuels on public lands and related climate change.
Educational Background: 
Students must be pursuing a law degree.
  • The Intern should have a strong academic record; well-developed writing, research, and interpersonal skills; and a demonstrated interest in and commitment to public service work and environmental or public health issues.

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 30 2019
Active Until: 
Mar 2 2019
Hiring Organization: 
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.