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.

From the first time we visited the islands, we were awe-struck by the natural beauty of this majestic setting: towering conifers, green meadows, beautiful lakes, forested mountains, all surrounded by the sound! Like any beautiful location, this magical environment could be “loved to death”, which is why it is so important that Friends of the San Juans is there to help us protect what we all love.

David and Geri Turnoy

members, Orcas Island