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Spring 2024 Legal Externships at Earthjustice

Job Location

Different locations


Type of Job



Academic Credit

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Published Date

Jul 17, 2023

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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 following teams are seeking 2L and 3Ls for part- and full-time spring 2024 (January – May) legal externships. We are seeking those who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment, and who can receive academic credit from their law schools or fulfill a graduation requirement for their work with Earthjustice.


Clean Energy Program

Community Partnerships Program

International Program

Northeast Regional Office

Sustainable Food & Farming Program

Washington, D.C. Regional Office


To Apply:

Visit for detailed job descriptions and application instructions for each opportunity. Be sure to read through the job descriptions carefully as instructions and qualifications differ. Students are welcome to apply to as many externships as they’d like.


The deadline to apply for all spring 2024 legal externships is August 9, 2023 via Jobvite. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications will be reviewed beginning August 10 with offers extended no later than October 27.


Please reach out to 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.

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