Employment Opportunities

Legal Intern for Summer 2014: California Water Law and the Drought  

The Center for Law, Energy and the Environment (CLEE) is accepting applications for a full-time legal intern or interns for summer 2014 to work on a project related to the human and environmental dimensions of the current drought. The project will involve empirical research on water allocation decisions and legal aspects of water allocation in the current drought and past droughts. 

The intern will join a team lead by Professor Holly Doremus and CLEE researchers. The intern will gain experience with legal research, writing, and data analysis, as well as substantive knowledge of California water law and policy, environmental law, and other legal scholarship. The intern will have the opportunity to be part of a potentially exciting research effort - the topic is timely, and our approach is designed to inform water and environmental policies.  

Ideal candidates will be rising second- or third-year law students with law journal/review experience, excellent research skills, organizational skills, strong written and oral communication skills, task management, and self-guidance. Familiarity with water law and/or environmental law is a plus.  

Interested applicants are invited to email their resumes, 2-3 references, and cover letters to Caroline Cheng, Program Administrator, at ccheng@law.berkeley.edu. Cover letters should explain relevant skills and experiences as they relate to the Center’s mission and programs. Successful applicants will be invited to apply to the Edley Fellowship for funding.  

Edley Fellowship Information: 

The Berkeley Law Public Interest/Public Sector Summer Fellowship Program (known informally by students as the ‘Edley Grant Program’) provides $4000 to JD students who are completing a first summer of qualifying public interest or government work. The program also provides additional funding to 2Ls who are completing a second summer of qualifying public interest or government work. To be eligible, summer work must consist of legal work and must be supervised by an attorney.  Note: Judicial externships are not eligible for Berkeley Law Fellowship funding.  

About the Wheeler Institute at CLEE  

The Wheeler Institute for Water Law & Policy develops interdisciplinary solutions to ensure clean water for California. Established in 2012 at the Center for Law, Energy & the Environment (CLEE) at Berkeley Law, the Institute conducts projects at the intersection of law, policy and science.  

The Center for Law, Energy & the Environment (CLEE) at Berkeley Law educates the next generation of environmental leaders and develops policy solutions to pressing environmental and energy issues. The Center’s current initiatives focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, advancing the transition to renewable energy, and ensuring clean water for California's future.