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EPA New England Legal Intern Program - Summer 2018 (Region 1)

EPA New England, located in Boston, MA, is one of ten regional offices of the Environmental Protection Agency. The mission of the Agency is to protect public health and to preserve the environment.

EPA New England employs approximately 550 people who are responsible for implementing the federal environmental statutes and programs in the six New England states and on tribal lands. The staff includes scientists, environmental engineers, environmental protection specialists, and attorneys.

EPA New England attorneys provide legal advice on the implementation and enforcement of federal laws administered by EPA, including laws relating to air and water pollution, the control of toxic substances, and the management and disposal of hazardous wastes.

Approximately fifty attorneys in EPA New England work on a full range of legal matters including:

  • enforcement actions brought administratively or in federal district court against violators of federal environmental protection statutes and regulations;
  • defense of EPA in lawsuits filed against it;
  • review of the statutes and regulations of states and Indian tribes seeking delegations of authority from EPA to have primary responsibility for federal environmental programs;
  • legal advice concerning the operation of the regional office; and
  • legal advice concerning the administration of EPA grant programs.

EPA New England is seeking motivated law school students with strong academic credentials for summer legal intern positions. Only currently enrolled law school students are eligible to apply for the program. We are particularly interested in students planning careers in the public sector or seeking experience in environmental law. Legal interns will have the opportunity to work on a challenging range of issues involving environmental protection and public policy throughout New England.

Summer internships are ten week full-time positions. Legal interns' work may include drafting legal documents; attending negotiations and stakeholder meetings; working with project teams on environmental enforcement, permitting, and policy matters; and legal research.

Unfortunately, all positions in Summer 2018 will be unpaid. Students with outside sources of funding (i.e., scholarship, fellowship, or grant funds) or who may receive law school credit are encouraged to apply.

Applications should include a cover letter, resume, and most recent law school transcript. Please submit applications to internships.legal@epa.gov. The deadline for submission of applications is Friday, March 2, 2018. Note, however, that because applications will be reviewed as they are received and hiring will occur on a rolling basis, we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible.