The Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC) seeks to hire 1L and 2L law student interns for
Summer 2021. Legal interns support ELPC’s state and federal litigation and policy work throughout
the Midwest. ELPC plans to hire 3 to 4 law students to work in the Chicago, IL office, and a “Great
Plains” intern from or in law school in Nebraska, Kansas, North Dakota, or South Dakota. A
summer at ELPC will give students a broad-based experience working in the Midwest on energy
and transportation policy, air and water quality, and protection of special places.
About ELPC: The Environmental Law & Policy Center is the Midwest’s leading public interest
environmental legal advocacy and eco-business innovation organization. We develop and lead
successful strategic environmental advocacy campaigns to improve environmental quality and
protect our natural heritage. We are public interest environmental entrepreneurs who engage in
creative business deal making with diverse interests to put into practice our belief that
environmental progress and economic development can be achieved together. ELPC’s
multidisciplinary staff of talented and experienced public interest attorneys, environmental business
specialists, public policy advocates, and communications specialists brings a strong and effective
combination of skills to solve environmental problems and improve the quality of life in our
Midwestern communities.#

Responsibilities: Our summer law student interns work with ELPC attorneys and other professional
staff on ELPC policy, legislative and general advocacy issues, and federal and state court litigation.
Job activities may include legal and legislative research, litigation and pre-litigation support,
developing case strategies, legislative drafting, clean energy business development, grassroots
advocacy work, and special projects. Interns also may attend meetings with state and federal
agencies, legislators and concerned citizens, and participate in depositions and other litigation
activities. Our interns assume a significant level of responsibility commensurate with their interests
and abilities.

Qualifications: Applicants should have a strong academic record, excellent writing and analytical
skills, and a demonstrated interest in and commitment to public interest and environmental
advocacy. ELPC is an equal opportunity employer and is continually seeking to diversify its staff.
Although stipends are available, ELPC encourages interns to obtain alternate funding from law
school public interest fellowships and other outside sources.

Application Process: Interested law students should send a cover letter and resume via email to
lawinternships@elpc.org. Applications from 1Ls and 2Ls are accepted on an ongoing basis.