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.

The Friends of the San Juans do such a wonderful job of keeping on top of things like the transit of freighters through the Straits and their impact on whales as well as protecting our environment. Jim and I fell in love with the islands, the wildlife, and fishing. We hope to preserve it, not only for our family but for other families, well into the future.

Glen and Deb Bruels

members, San Juan Island