Spring 2019 DC Law Clerk Internship

Hours per week

Ability to work a minimum of 15 hours per week

Published

10/29/2018

Application Deadline

01/14/2019

Start Date

01/14/2019

End Date

05/31/2019

Address

Washington
District of Columbia
United States

Description

The Climate Reality Project is looking for a law clerk to join its legal department in support of its international campaign to bring the facts about the climate crisis into the mainstream and engage the public in conversation about how to solve it. The law clerk will be a key member of our legal team, helping with various legal research and writing projects and accompanying administrative tasks that are critical to the operation of Climate Reality and its programs.


Legal Department Overview:

  • Provides continuing in-house corporate and nonprofit counsel and guidance across all levels of the organization on legal matters and on legal implications of all matters related to the organization’s programs and affairs
  • Serves as legal advisor on all major transactions: manages legal aspects of deals, campaigns, programs, and transactions, and negotiates legal/structural and business issues,
  • Reviews, drafts, and negotiates contracts and other documents
  • Develops and implements procedures necessary or advisable to satisfy the organization’s compliance objectives, including international, IRS, and lobbying compliance matters
  • Manages organization’s intellectual property portfolio,
  • Provides counsel and guidance on employment-related matters and policies
  • Develops, implements and manages legal functions to operate in conjunction with Finance, HR, and other operational teams to support the organization and enable it to fulfill its mission


Responsibilities of the Law Clerk:

  • Research and prepare legal memorandums on matters relevant to the operations and programs of the organization
  • Draft agreements such as contracts for services, grants, and memorandums of understanding with other organizations or entities
  • Assist the legal department with reviewing and updating the organization’s policies as needed
  • Prepare documents for filing with appropriate state and federal agencies
  • Collect and submit evidence in support of pending domestic and international trademark registration applications
  • Work with and maintain confidential information
  • Special projects as they arise


Qualifications:

  • Excellent legal research and writing and communication skills
  • Attention to detail and experience working with large Excel spreadsheets or databases
  • Creative problem solving and experience working on a team
  • Must be organized and responsible
  • Familiarity with using Macs
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • For the position: Ability to work a minimum of 15 hours per week
  • Experience using SalesForce is a plus


To Apply:

Send a resume, cover letter, and dates of availability to legaljobs@climatereality.com.

Please use the subject line “Spring 2019 Law Clerk Application.”

Applications will be accepted until a candidate is identified.


Eligibility:

  • Completion of at least 1L year of law school
  • Eligibility extends through the two years following graduation from law school


The Climate Reality Project is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or any other category prohibited by local, state or federal law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, compensation, benefits, social and recreational activities, and termination.



How To Apply

legaljobs@climatereality.com
https://www.climaterealityproject.org/

Send a resume, cover letter, and dates of availability to legaljobs@climatereality.com.

Please use the subject line “Spring 2019 Law Clerk Application.”

Applications will be accepted until a candidate is identified. 



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