Surfrider Foundation Legal Internship

*The Surfrider Foundation Legal Department is currently accepting applications for our 2018 Summer Legal Internships.

Early applications are encouraged, as applications will be reviewed and positions filled on a rolling basis.    

Surfrider’s summer legal internships are open to current law school students, and are located at Surfrider headquarters in San Clemente, California.  Legal interns will assist the Legal Department and staff, which consists of a variety of ocean policy experts, on issues involving litigation and legislation at the forefront of ocean policy.  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 interns will be expected to provide detailed legal research, writing, and general support 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.

Interns will be expected to work 40 hours per week for at least 10 to 12 weeks during the summer and will be offered a stipend comparable to other non-profit compensation (TBD). Qualified candidates will possess strong writing, research, legal analysis, and communication skills. Demonstrated commitment to coastal preservation and other experience relevant to Surfrider Foundation’s mission is preferable.

Interested candidates should apply by submitting a resume, cover letter expressing interest and experience, transcript, and writing sample to Staley Prom, Legal Associate, at  Early applications are encouraged, as we anticipate beginning the interview process in early fall.

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The Surfrider Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.