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Positions with the Wild Equity Institute

Winning campaigns and building a movement isn’t always easy. But we can make it rewarding. At the Wild Equity Institute, we strive to make our campaigns vigorous and inspiring. But don’t take our word for it: you can hear what some of our past interns and students have to say about working with the Wild Equity Institute’s Executive Director Brent Plater in this short, super sweet video. Then apply for your position right away!

Staff Attorney Position

Position Summary.

Wild Equity is hiring a Staff Attorney to manage and prosecute environmental cases in state and federal courts. This full-time position is based in Wild Equity’s San Francisco office, and offers an extraordinary opportunity to join a growing organization and shape its future.

To apply for this position, please submit a resume, two recent samples of your own writing, list of references, law school transcript, and a cover letter describing your interest in our work to info@wildequity.org. The position will start on August 1, 2014.

Major Responsibilities.

Under the direction of the Executive Director and in collaboration with outside counsel, the Staff Attorney will:

  • Evaluate new cases and identify administrative and litigation opportunities.
  • Conduct legal research and writing.
  • Prepare court filings and represent Wild Equity at oral argument.

In addition to these responsibilities, the Staff Attorney will also support partner organizations participating in our campaigns, represent Wild Equity at public meetings and in the media, write summaries of our cases for public distribution, and help with administrative and fundraising tasks.

Desired Qualifications.

  • Juris Doctor degree.
  • Admission to the California Bar or commitment to pass the California Bar.
  • Excellent writing, research, and oral advocacy skills.
  • Familiarity with key environmental laws such as NEPA, CEQA, ESA, and CAA.
  • Demonstrated commitment to environmental and social justice.
  • Strong work ethic with a keen attention to detail.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit that desires responsibility.
  • Advanced skills in basic computer programs such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel.

Salary and Benefits.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and litigation caseload. The total compensation package will be comparable to similarly sized non-profits. Wild Equity’s benefit package includes a flexible work environment, generous vacation time, medical insurance and commuter subsidies.

About Wild Equity.

The Wild Equity Institute unites the grassroots conservation and environmental justice movements in campaigns that build a healthy and sustainable global community for people and the plants and animals that accompany us on Earth. We accomplish this by working on projects that highlight and redress the inequitable relationships across our human communities while improving our relationship to the lands in which we live.

Representative projects include transforming an endangered species killing, money losing golf course into a new public park everyone can enjoy; working with conservation, environmental justice, and social service organizations to reduce emissions from power plants in Antioch, CA; and helping to build a more sustainable relationship between our communities and urban parks in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. To find out more, go to http://wildequity.org.

Webmaster Internship

The Wild Equity Institute has an immediate opening for a webmaster for our robust website. Interested candidates should submit via e-mail a resume, examples of your past work, a list of references, and a cover letter explaining your interest in our organization.

The ideal candidate will have experience programing with Ruby on Rails, database administration, email servers, and content management. Eventually we expect the webmaster to help us transition to a new website platform with collaborative website assets and opportunities.

Legal Internships

The Wild Equity Institute is currently accepting applications to our Legal Internship program.

Wild Equity is a San Francisco-based organization with a national and international mission: to build a healthy and sustainable global community for people and the plants and animals that accompany us on Earth. As such, Wild Equity is engaged in cutting-edge litigation at the intersection of the environmental justice and grassroots conservation movements, and our cases highlight the two movements’ shared moral foundation: equity, the creation of a more just and fair world.

Wild Equity is dedicated to conducting the highest quality legal work within the movement. We litigate under laws such as the Endangered Species Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Clean Water Act, and the Civil Rights Act in an effort to create a more equitable world for all. We seek creative, motivated, dedicated, and good-humored law students to join us in these efforts. A background in ecology and/or civil rights is preferred.

Wild Equity offers a flexible work environment with excellent mentoring opportunities. Specific work projects may include drafting complaints; researching various aspects of civil procedure and environmental law for inclusion in summary judgment motions; and preparing administrative petitions.

If you are interested in applying for an open internship position, please submit via e-mail a resume, a writing sample, a copy of your law school transcript, a list of references, and a cover letter describing your interest in the Wild Equity Institute. Positions will be filled on a rolling basis.

Equity Internships

The Wild Equity Institute is currently accepting applications for our Equity Internship program.

Wild Equity is a San Francisco-based organization with a national and international mission: to build a healthy and sustainable global community for people and the plants and animals that accompany us on Earth. As such, Wild Equity is engaged in cutting-edge actions at the intersection of the environmental justice and grassroots conservation movements, and our work highlights the two movements’ shared moral foundation: equity, the creation of a more just and fair world.

The Equity Internship program is designed to provide students, recent graduates, or dedicated volunteers with an opportunity to spur the creation of a more equitable world for all. Working closely with experienced activists and environmental attorneys, the Equity Intern will collect data on imperiled species & disadvantaged communities; submit information requests under the Freedom of Information Act; draft fact sheets, alerts, and editorials pertaining to our work; assist with grassroots organizing; and/or draft formal administrative petitions to spur government action. Some administrative work may also be required.

Wild Equity offers a flexible work environment with excellent mentoring opportunities. Generally a three-month time commitment is required, although part-time and project-specific internships can be accommodated. A background in ecology and/or civil rights is preferred.

If you are interested in applying for an internship, please submit via e-mail a resume, a writing sample, a copy of your school transcript, a list of references, and a cover letter explaining your interest in our work. Positions will be filled on a rolling basis.

Created: October 27, 2009 13:08
Last updated: June 26, 2014 18:02


Comments

  1. Ethan Kong — 16 February 2010 - 22:51

    what is Externship?


  2. Brent Plater — 17 February 2010 - 04:28

    An externship is similar to an internship. Some schools may offer students benefits for externships that aren’t available for internships. Check with your career services office to find out if you may be eligible for those benefits.


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