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Public Interest Environmental Law Fellow

Since 1999, the Research and Policy Division of the Environmental Law Institute has awarded a prestigious annual fellowship for outstanding recent law school graduates.

The law fellow works closely with ELI attorneys and other professionals, including ELI’s domestic and international partners, to advance environmental protection by analyzing existing legal tools, developing new ones, and crafting innovative approaches to implementation. This may require considering how environmental protection is affected by other laws and policies that are related to environmental laws – e.g., those governing energy, taxation, and land use.

Assignments include legal research and writing tasks across all ELI program areas, and the law fellow may be asked to make public presentations and assist in facilitating training activities. The law fellow is expected to assume substantial responsibility.

Qualifications: The fellowship hiring process is rigorous and highly competitive. Applicants must have a top academic record and possess superior legal research and writing skills. Law review experience is preferred; foreign language skills are a plus. The fellowship is awarded to a recent law school graduate (judicial law clerks are invited to apply). The one-year position begins in September of each year.

Salary: mid-$30,000s, with excellent benefits.

To Apply: Applications for the 2015-16 fellowship are no longer being accepted. Instructions on how to apply for the 2016-17 fellowship will be posted here in September 2015.

Please note: submissions are accepted only through ELI’s online application system, and only during the application period. ELI will not accept applications made by mail, email, fax, or hand-delivery.

View information on ELI’s current and past Public Interest Law Fellows.