We’re looking for summer legal interns…

Friends of the San Juans is currently accepting applications for its 2019 summer legal internship program. Applicants should be current law school students who have a demonstrated interest in natural science or environmental/land use law.

Intern candidates should be able to commit to at least six full-time weeks in our Friday Harbor, WA office. Friends is unfortunately unable to offer compensation, salary, or benefits to summer interns.

Under the supervision of our staff attorney, interns may:

  • Perform legal and scientific research.
  • Assist our team on case development and litigation.
  • Assist our attorney with preparing briefs and motions.
  • Meet with community members and experts.

Application Process:

Please submit your resume, an unofficial law school transcript, and a cover letter explaining your interest in working for Friends. Please keep cover letters to a single page and be sure to includes your dates of availability.

You are also welcome to submit a short writing sample (under 20 pages), preferably a legal brief or memorandum.

Application materials should be submitted to [email protected] and will be considered on a rolling basis. We hope to complete our selection process by March 15, 2019.

We chose to live on the westside of San Juan Island because of its natural beauty, and we want to preserve it for future generations. That’s where the Friends of the San Juans come in. Since their inception, they have been the guardians of the Salish Sea and this place we call home.

Glen and Deb Bruels

members, San Juan Island