Open Positions and Opportunities

Opportunities at YCELP

YCELP Fellow

The Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy (YCELP) seeks to hire a Fellow for a term of between 10  months and 2 years. The YCELP Fellow will work directly with YCELP Faculty Director, Professor Dan Esty and YCELP Associate Director, Lisa Dale. The Fellow’s time will cover a range or responsibilities including managing Professor Esty’s schedule and communications, organizing YCELP events, and contributing to the spectrum of YCELP projects. To apply, please visit the Yale employment page and submit materials through the site. Requisition # 42164BR.

Student RAs: Summer 2017

The Environmental Performance Index (EPI), a project of the Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy, is a biennial report that ranks 180 countries according to their performance on 20 indicators of sustainability.

They are hiring for the following RA Positions for the Spring 2017 semester:  

EPI RA: Writer

• 2-4 Student Positions

EPI RA: Data Analyst

• 2-4 Student Positions


Other Opportunities

Student RA: Environmental Justice Clinic

Visiting Clinical Professor of Law Marianne Engelman-Lado is searching for a research assistant, preferably a law student, to begin work immediately.  Interest in work over the summer or in the fall also welcome.  Responsibilities will include both legal and factual materials related to issues of environmental justice and will require reviewing and analyzing cases and information.  Please submit a short statement of interest (no more than one page) and a resume to

2017 YLS Environmental Justice Clinic Summer Fellowship

The Environmental Justice Clinic (EJ Clinic) at Yale Law School seeks two full-time students for summer clinical work.  Working under the supervision of Visiting Clinical Professor of Law Marianne Engelman-Lado, each Clinic student will take responsibility for cases and clinic development, including research and drafting, work with clients, fact investigation, and communications.  Applications welcome YLS and FES students.  

Please send a short statement of interest (no more than one paragraph) and resume to  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  

Yale Carbon Charge Summer Intern

Two summer internship opportunities are available with Yale Carbon Charge. Responsibilities will include identifying energy conservation opportunities, performing quantitative and qualitative analysis to inform policy decisions, finding solutions to Yale operations challenges, and developing and managing research projects

To make it an appropriately remunerative opportunity, candidates will need to bring some matching funding (grants, etc.).  To learn more about the opportunities click here.

E2 Organizing Director, NRDC

NRDC is hiring an E2 Organizing Director in the Center for Policy Advocacy department’s E2 team. The position may be based in NRDC’s Washington, DC or San Francisco, CA office.

The E2 Organizing Director will play an essential role in recruiting and retaining business leaders and others to E2’s nationwide community of advocates who are passionate about addressing environmental issues through the lens of business and the economy. S/he will be responsible for developing and executing E2’s membership and chapter-building strategy, and managing relevant internal and external processes for achieving it. The position reports to the E2 Executive Director. For more information, click here.

Senior Project Manager Corporate Environmental TeamCVS Health

The Senior Project Manager for the Corporate Environmental Team primary responsibilities include project management and facilitation across business units impacted by Environmental Programs and the design, delivery and roll out of needed system enhancements. The Senior Project Manager for the Corporate Environmental Team will have or develop a working knowledge of federal and state environmental regulations and will leverage the Subject Matter Expertise of other Senior Managers and staff in the Environmental organization. For more information, click here.

Law Clerk Program, Department of Justice Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD)

The Environment and Natural Resources Division litigates in five key areas: pollution, lands and natural resources, wildlife, Indian resources, and land acquisition. Attorneys represent many federal agencies by preparing and arguing civil and criminal enforcement cases, appeals, and by defending challenged federal agency actions arising from well over 100 federal environmental laws. Cases are at the cutting edge of environmental and natural resources practice. The Division’s work protects our environment for future generations.

ENRD offers opportunities for internships in offices in Washington, DC; Denver, CO; San Francisco, CA; Sacramento, CA; Boston, MA; and Seattle, WA. Numbers of positions vary according to location and semester.

Click here to watch the recruiting video and click here to learn about the internship opportunities, including upcoming application deadlines.

The California Air Resources Board is one of the world’s leading air and climate pollution regulators. The Board’s Legal Office provides interns with a variety of opportunities supporting the Board’s greenhouse gas, criteria pollutant, and air toxic programs. 

Now accepting applications on a rolling basis for Summer 2017.

Summer 2L Legal Intern: Climate and Energy Program, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)

Environmental Defense Fund’s Washington Office seeks highly qualified and deeply motivated law students to work on projects related to climate change, air quality, and energy. Previous interns have researched and written legal and policy documents for federal court litigation, administrative litigation, national and state regulatory proceedings, and various policy venues.  For example, research activities have supported: U.S. Supreme Court litigation over global warming and power plant emissions; D.C. Circuit litigation over greenhouse gas regulation under the Clean Air Act, major new health-based air quality standards, and rules to reduce industrial air pollution; advocacy to reduce global warming pollution; major national and regional policy initiatives on air quality and climate change; international agreements and guidelines regarding trans-boundary pollution control programs in the U.S./Mexico border region; and protection of air quality and ecological systems in national parks.

Now accepting applications on a rolling basis for Summer 2017.