Employment Opportunities

Legal Intern – Summer 2014

TITLE: Legal Intern – Summer 2014
REPORTS TO: General Counsel
LOCATION: Washington, DC

Job Summary:

American Rivers seeks a law intern that will work under the supervision of the General Counsel in the Legal Department. This program provides an excellent opportunity to gain direct experience dealing with the legal issues of a national nonprofit environmental organization, including contracts, government grants and agreements, ethics, employment law, conflict of interest, non-profit corporate governance and tax compliance, corporate sponsorship, and charitable solicitation regulation. Though the student may also have the opportunity to carry out some research and writing in environmental law, this internship focuses mainly on transactional work.

The intern will be given a variety of short-term and long-term projects, including research and writing assignments in the form of legal briefs, informal research memos, and quick verbal summaries. The ideal candidate for this internship is personable, detail-oriented, and possesses a sense of urgency. Strong technical writing skills and the ability to explain legal concepts to people without legal training is a must.

Compensation and Time Commitment:

American Rivers’ internships are unpaid; however, we will work with the successful applicant to obtain school credit if available. Candidates must be currently enrolled in law school. The position requires a minimum of 20 hours per week, with the option to work remotely some of the time.


Applications must include a cover letter, resume, and a short writing sample of no more than 10 pages (it can be an excerpt from something larger). Please email applications to [email protected] and put “Legal Intern – Summer 2014” in the subject line.

American Rivers is an Equal Opportunity Employer

About American Rivers

About American Rivers

American Rivers protects wild rivers, restores damaged rivers, and conserves clean water for people and nature. Since 1973, American Rivers has protected and restored more than 150,000 miles of rivers through advocacy efforts, on-the-ground projects, and an annual America’s Most Endangered Rivers® campaign. Headquartered in Washington, DC, American Rivers has offices across the country and more than 200,000 members, supporters, and volunteers.

Rivers connect us to each other, nature, and future generations. Find your connections at AmericanRivers.org, Facebook.com/AmericanRivers, and Twitter.com/AmericanRivers.