Legal Intern

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Contract Type
Fixed Term
London Living Wage
Job Description


Legal Intern wanted to help save the planet!

Friends of the Earth’s legal team is one of the most exciting places to campaign for environmental justice. We’re looking for a legal intern to support the legal team’s work, from strategic climate change litigation to defending community access to environmental justice, and much more in between.

The legal team work on solving the major environmental problems of our time and building the movement for positive change. We need a capable and committed person to join our team and help us do this. 

Job purpose:

Working closely with our lawyers you will have a hands-on role in supporting Friends of the Earth’s campaigns. You will join meetings, conduct research, help to prepare legal documents, participate in our campaigning in action, and get to know what makes a campaigning environmental NGO tick. 

Possessing a degree in Law or equivalent qualification (i.e. law conversion course or joint law degree) with a 2:1 grade or above, you will have good knowledge of public, retained EU law, environmental and/or planning law and will have experience of undertaking detailed legal research and analysis.

This internship is an excellent opportunity to gain entry level legal and campaigning experience and skills.  

If you have finished the academic component of your legal studies and are passionate about using the law to protect community rights and the environment, we’d love to hear from you!  

Closing date: 1 November 2021 (23:59)

In return we offer a competitive range of benefits, good work/life balance, excellent learning and development opportunities and a vibrant organisational culture.

We are an equal opportunities employer and are especially keen to encourage applications from people currently under-represented in the environment movement.

Friends of the Earth is an international community dedicated to protecting the natural world and the wellbeing of everyone in it. We lead campaigns, provide resources and information, and drive real solutions to the environmental problems facing us all.

Please note that this is an entry level position and therefore we cannot accept applications from UK qualified lawyers or overseas qualified lawyers. 

Additional Documentation
Interview date
Week commencing 8/11/2021
Closing Date
1 November 2021