Highlighted Job of the Week 4/14/2006

Paid Environmental Law Internship Employer: Turtle Island Restoration Network Job Description: Turtle Island Restoration Network is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting endangered marine species. Our Sea Turtle Restoration Project works to protect and restore sea turtle populations worldwide through grassroots pressure, public and media education, coalition building, direct action, litigation, and hands-on conservation to accomplish their goals. We are located in beautiful West Marin, California, approx. 45 minutes from San Francisco. Our office offers a casual but hard-working environment. The Save the Leatherback Campaign Law Intern will work with the Save the Leatherback Campaign Coordinator on our international campaign for a moratorium on longline fishing in the Pacific, which is driving the Pacific leatherback sea turtle and other species to the brink of extinction. The law intern would focus on legal strategies for addressing the impact of longlines in the US. Responsibilities: Draft, file and monitor Freedom of Information Act requests. Draft, file and monitor legal briefs and correspondence. Research legal strategies for protecting sea turtles and other species threatened by longlines Assist with campaign administrative tasks. Other duties as requested. Qualifications: The ideal candidate will possess: current or previous study of environmental or public interest law with a background in international relations, political science, biology, environmental studies or a closely related field. Experience with legal issues concerning threatened and endangered marine species is highly desirable but not required. Understanding of current political and scientific events and the ability to communicate about them to diverse audiences is highly desirable. Location: Forest Knolls, CA Application Deadline: May 1, 2006 Application process: Call 415-488-0370 to get application information. The current staff member for this position is leaving so you will need to find another contact in the agency. Website: http://www.seaturtles.org Job found on: www.idealist.org

Submitted by Nilesh Patel, Career Advisor on April 24, 2006

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