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Wildlands Network is a lean organization with a bold mission—and a passionate team of staff, consultants, and volunteers striving to rewild North America. Please visit this page again soon to learn about new job and volunteer opportunities across the continent.

Law and Policy Intern

Location: Seattle, WA
Department: Law and Policy Campaign
Supervisor: Executive Director, Greg Costello and/or Director of Pacific Wildway, Jessica Schafer
Salary: No compensation provided by Wildlands Network, but may qualify for summer funding through school programs

Basic Summary

In 2018, Wildlands Network is working to build a new Law and Policy Campaign that will focus on innovative strategies to reconnect and restore areas within our three distinct wildways in the East, Mid Mountain West and the Pacific. Our 2018 summer intern’s primary project will be to focus on research in several states across our regional wildways to develop comprehensive legal and policy strategies specifically focused on connectivity corridors. They will also work to draft model state legislation and/or study bills focused on priority connectivity corridors in selected states modeled after the Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act.

Other potential projects include the drafting of or review of comments focused on climate change, wildlife, connectivity, and other environmental issues; working with our regional directors and communications lead to develop fact sheets, blog posts, social media posts, or newsletter articles specifically on state legislation and connectivity; researching innovative uses of our current environmental laws to promote connectivity on public lands; working with our Pacific Wildway Director to research and draft comments on relevant issues; and potentially working with other NGOs and law clinics on environmental litigation to which Wildlands Network is party.

Qualifications

To achieve our mission of continental-scale conservation, Wildlands Network employs a diverse team of scientists, advocates, policy experts, and other talented professionals who share a passion for wild nature. Our summer intern will be counted among these professionals. Wildlands Network is looking to employ 1 to 2 summer interns in our Seattle office who are:

  1. Currently working toward a JD at an accredited law school
  2. Interested in or specializing in environmental, natural resource or animal law
  3. Passionate and committed to conservation and restoration of our public and wildlands

Work Environment

General office working conditions. Noise level is generally quiet with occasional talking or phone calls. We work in a collaborative setting and welcome questions and conversation.

Occasionally evening or weekend work may occur.

Potential travel within WA and OR depending on needs and/or events.

How to Apply

Interested applicants, please reference Wildlands Network Law and Policy Summer Intern in the subject line and submit a letter of interest along with a resume via email to: jessica@wildlandsnetwork.org

It is the policy of Wildlands Network to provide equal opportunity to all qualified individuals without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law, in all personnel actions.