Spring 2023 Policy & Legislation Internship – Rocky Mountain Office

Job Location

Denver, CO

Remote

Type of Job

Temporary

Salary

Stipend

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Published Date

Aug 25, 2022

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The Rocky Mountain Office is seeking an undergraduate student for one part- or full-time policy and legislation internship during spring 2023. This is a paid position. This is a remote role, but the successful candidate will ideally work in-person at the state capitol on occasion during significant stages of the legislative process.

 

Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We take on the biggest, most precedent-setting cases across the country. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health; to preserve magnificent places and wildlife; to advance clean energy, and combat climate change. We partner with thousands of groups, supporters, individuals, and communities to engage the critical environmental issues of our time and bring about positive change. We are guided by a passionate, ambitious vision for the future for people and our planet: until justice stands for all, we will never rest. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.

Founded in 1971, Earthjustice has a distinguished track record of achieving significant, lasting environmental protections. We achieve this by hiring people who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Our headquarters are in San Francisco with offices in Anchorage, Juneau, Bozeman, Chicago, Denver, Honolulu, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Tallahassee, New York, Philadelphia, Seattle, and Washington, DC.

 

The Spring Policy & Legislation Intern will be a member of Earthjustice’s Rocky Mountain Regional Office based in Denver, Colorado. The Intern will support the implementation of administrative and legislative strategies in Colorado, focusing on issues relating to environmental justice, oil and gas regulation, and pollution reduction.

 

Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the Colorado Policy Counsel, the Spring Policy & Legislation will:

  • Conduct research on a range of environmental policy issues
  • Track, analyze and draft summary briefs of introduced legislation
  • Participate in coalition meetings and stakeholder processes
  • Assist with the development of advocacy materials, such as fact sheets and messaging documents
  • Support outreach to community organizations and to members of the public
  • Attend notable events at the state capitol, including meetings and committee hearings (preferred, but not required)

Qualifications:

  • Must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate program. Programs that focus on Political Science, Public Policy, Government Affairs, Environmental Science, or a related field are preferred.
  • Must commit to at least 20 hours/week.
  • Passion for the environment and commitment to environmental justice are essential.
  • Detail oriented, with good organizational skills.
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills.
  • Awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and orientations.
  • An understanding of or experience with legislative process (preferred, but not required)

Compensation:

Internships at Earthjustice include a stipend. The total stipend amount will be calculated when the length of the internship is determined.

 

To Apply:

 

Interested candidates should submit the following materials by September 25, 2022 via Jobvite. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • List of 2-3 references, including at least one academic and one professional reference.

Please reach out to jobs@earthjustice.org if you are having technical difficulties submitting your application. No phone calls, drop-ins, or hard copies. Earthjustice only considers applications submitted for current openings via Jobvite. Unsolicited resumes or resumes for posted positions that are not submitted via Jobvite will not be reviewed or retained.

 

Earthjustice is driven by a passion for justice, partnership, and excellence. Our core values lead us to seek a broad range of perspectives and backgrounds to achieve our mission and to maintain an inclusive environment where all staff are valued and respected. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to employment practices that ensure that employees and applicants for employment are provided with equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other factor that is not related to the position.

 

For positions located within the City and County of San Francisco: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

 

For positions located within the City of Los Angeles: We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.