Legal Intern – Summer 2023

We are currently seeking summer 2023 law clerks. The law clerks will participate in all aspects of Food & Water Justice’s work, including legal and policy research, writing, and litigation.

Food & Water Watch challenges the corporate control and abuse of our food and water resources by empowering people to take action and by transforming the public consciousness about what we eat and drink. Through research, organizing, litigation, media, and lobbying, the organization advocates for policies that guarantee safe, wholesome food produced in a humane and sustainable manner. We strongly advocate for public, rather than private, control of water resources including oceans, rivers, and groundwater. 

 We all need safe food, clean water, and a livable climate. 

We are currently seeking summer 2023 law clerks for the Food & Water Justice program, the legal arm of Food & Water Watch, for our Washington, D.C. office or potentially working remotely. The law clerks will participate in all aspects of Food & Water Justice’s work, including legal and policy research, writing, and litigation. Responsibilities will include both legal- and policy-oriented work on issues including factory farming, food safety, climate change, fracking, water privatization, pollution trading, and open-government. 

Applicants should be self-motivated, detail-oriented law students who are committed to the social and environmental justice mission of the organization and who are considering a nonprofit career after graduation. Coursework or clinical experience with administrative, environmental, energy, and/or food law is preferred, but not required.

This position is for ten weeks unpaid during the summer of 2023.  

Office Location: Our Washington, D.C. office or potentially working remotely.

How to Apply:  Please send a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, three references, and a short (3-5 pages) writing sample to Adam Carlesco, via email to [email protected]

We will review your application and if we feel that your knowledge, skills and abilities are potentially a good match for our organization, we will be in contact with you. Please include a Cover Letter with your submission. Position open until filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Food & Water Watch (FWW) strives for a diverse work environment and encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and individuals with disabilities to apply.

Food & Water Watch (FWW) is committed to the health and safety of its staff members. Moreover, FWW, as an organization, promotes science-based policy. Science clearly shows that unvaccinated populations drive the spread of the coronavirus and the emergence of new variants, and that unvaccinated people are more likely to contract COVID and experience severe symptoms. Effective immediately, prospective new staff members are required to provide proof of vaccination or request a waiver as a condition of their offer of employment.

Contact Email: [email protected]

Post Date: 09.20.22

Job Type: Internship

Office Location: Washington DC

Department: Legal