Ban the Bag in California!

Summer 2014 Surfrider Foundation Legal Internship

*Summer 2014 positions have been filled.

Please check back for Summer 2015 opportunities.

The summer legal internship is located at Surfrider's headquarters in San Clemente, California assisting the headquarter's staff, which consists of a variety of beach and ocean policy experts. Summer intern(s) will assist the Legal Director in researching issues involving litigation and legislation at the forefront of ocean policy governance. The position is designed to provide a wide range of legal, programmatic, and administrative experience relating to environmental and beach access issues of national significance. Specifically, the intern will be expected to provide detailed research, writing, and/or oral advocacy for our ongoing campaigns. The internship program covers a diverse range of issues affecting our beaches from the Public Trust Doctrine to the Clean Water Act, and is a wonderful opportunity for law students dedicated to coastal law and policy.

The intern will be expected to work 40 hours per week for the duration of the summer and will be offered a stipend comparable to other non-profit compensation (TBD). Qualified candidates will possess strong writing, research, media, and communication skills. Demonstrated commitment to coastal preservation and other experience relevant to the missions of Surfrider Foundation are preferable. Students who are currently in their second year of law school (2Ls) will receive priority.

For more information on Surfrider Foundation's Legal Department, see

The Surfrider Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.