Food & Water Watch is a national, nonprofit membership organization that mobilizes regular people to build political power to move bold and uncompromised solutions to the most pressing food, water, and climate problems of our time. FWW uses grassroots organizing, media outreach, public education, research, policy analysis, and litigation to protect people’s health, communities, and democracy from the growing destructive power of the most powerful economic interests.
We all need safe food, clean water, and a livable climate.
Food & Water Watch is currently seeking summer law clerks for the Food & Water Justice program, the legal arm of Food & Water Watch. Law clerks will participate in all aspects of Food & Water Justice’s work, including legal and policy research, litigation, and administrative advocacy. Legal interns will support work on all of Food & Water Watch’s priority issues, including factory farming, climate change, fracking, water pollution and privatization, and open government.
Applicants should be self-motivated, detail-oriented, and committed to the social and environmental justice mission of Food & Water Watch. Coursework or clinical experience with administrative, environmental, energy, and/or food law is strongly preferred.
This position is remote and is unpaid for ten weeks during the summer of 2024.
How to Apply:
Please send a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, three references, and a short (5-10 pages) legal writing sample as a single PDF to Tyler Lobdell, at [email protected]. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
We will review your application and if we feel that your knowledge, skills & abilities are potentially a good match for our organization, we will be in contact with you. 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.