Legal Fellow

Clean Air Council Published: November 11, 2023
Location
Philadelphia, PA
Skill Level
Entry Level
Job Type
Freelance / Limited Contract
Categories
Climate Change / Energy / Legal
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Description

Clean Air Council is Philadelphia's oldest and most effective regional environmental advocacy non-profit. Founded in 1967, the Council is dedicated to protecting everyone's right to a healthy environment. Clean Air Council strongly encourages people of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, and those with disabilities to apply.

Position Overview

Legal Fellow:

Clean Air Council seeks a full-time, temporary, hybrid employee to work on statewide climate and clean energy policy in Pennsylvania. JD and environmental and/or policy experience preferred. The employee will work closely with members of Clean Air Council's legal and organizing teams, as well as the Council's Political Director and Executive Director/Chief Counsel, on a full range of cutting-edge environmental policy and advocacy efforts in Pennsylvania and at the federal level.

  • Full-time, temporary: 6 months, with hopes to renew and the potential to come on as a
    permanent employee, circumstances permitting
  • Desired start date: October 16

Description of Responsibilities:

  • The employee will focus on statewide legal issues and public education about fossil fuel and petrochemical issues and alternatives. 
  • The employee may assist with litigation and collaborate with Clean Air Council's partners, state clean energy coalitions, and a wide network of allies, including: the environmental community; frontline and environmental justice groups; consumer and low-income advocates; labor; the faith community;  clean energy businesses; utilities; state and local decision makers; and elected officials.
  • The Council is a collaborative organization and, as such, employees may be called on to assist with tasks that fall outside of the above job description from time to time.
  • The employee will be expected to come into our Philadelphia office approximately once per week, as the work requires.

Compensation:

Salary is $30,000 plus benefits for 6 months, with hopes to renew and the potential to come on
as a permanent employee, circumstances permitting.

To Apply:

  • Interested candidates should "Apply" below to email a cover letter and resume to Joe Minott, Alex Bomstein, and Liz Schultz (joe_minott@cleanair.org; abomstein@cleanair.org; lschultz@cleanair.org).
  • Please include Legal Fellow in the subject line. Candidates selected for an interview will be asked for a writing sample and references.
  • Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; interviews will begin immediately.

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