The Western Environmental Law Center (WELC) is a high-impact, nonprofit public interest environmental law firm with a 26-year legacy of success using the power of the law to safeguard the public lands, wildlife, and communities of the American West in the face of a changing climate.  We are accepting applications from law students currently in their second or third year of law school (2L or 3L) for a summer 2020 legal internship position in our Rocky Mountains office in Helena, Montana.  We are looking for a bright and motivated individual committed to public interest environmental law and to WELC’s mission specifically.  This is a temporary, full-time, non-exempt, hourly position with a compensation of $15 per hour.  Benefits are not included.  This temporary position will begin on approximately June 1, 2020 and last for a period of 10 weeks at 40 hours per week.  This position will be filled as soon as possible.

Under the supervision of a staff attorney, the selected intern will assist our attorneys with case development and strategy, conduct legal research, and draft pleadings, briefs, and other legal documents.  We will provide assistance to the selected applicant in finding free or inexpensive local housing during the internship.  We offer a flexible summer work schedule to allow for outdoor recreation and travel.

To apply, please email the following as PDF attachments to gro.w1582009483alnre1582009483tsew@1582009483spihs1582009483nretn1582009483i1582009483:

(1) cover letter; (2) resume; (3) unofficial transcript; (4) short writing sample of 3-5 pages; and (5) a list of three references.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position has been filled.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Interviews will be conducted by phone or video conference.

WELC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our programs and employment are open to all.  We value diversity and do not permit any discrimination against applicants, employees, or volunteers on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, genetic information, or disability, or any other status protected by applicable law or statute in any of our policies or programs.