Summer 2015 Internships
Please note: the application period for summer internships is now closed.
The Sabin Center for Climate Change Law is hiring for its 2015 summer internship program. Legal interns at SCCCL work with Center Director, Professor Michael Gerrard, Executive Director Michael Burger, and current fellows on a wide range of cutting-edge climate change, energy, and environmental law topics. The Center does both domestic and international work on mitigation and adaptation. Past summer legal interns have drafted a white paper to assist regulators in the design of carbon cap-and-trade programs, contributed sections of white papers on state energy efficiency laws and state disaster preparedness plans, advocated to improve the New York electricity grid's ability to withstand future storms like Hurricane Sandy, and researched legal issues related to sea level rise in the Marshall Islands. Internships are full time for 8-10 weeks. Although SCCCL cannot provide direct funding for summer legal internships, SCCCL interns are able to qualify for CLS non-profit summer funding. Non-CLS students may also apply for the summer internship program.
To apply, please send a copy of your resume and an unofficial transcript to Executive Director Michael Burger, email@example.com.
Undergraduate and Graduate Students
The Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia Law School is currently seeking a few exceptional undergraduate and/or masters students to serve as interns for summer 2015. Undergraduate & masters-level interns at SCCCL work with the Center's faculty director, Prof. Michael Gerrard, Executive Director Michael Burger, and current fellows on a wide range of cutting-edge climate change, energy, and environmental policy issues. The Center does both domestic and international work on mitigation and adaptation. Students will be assigned to projects that are policy oriented, or may work jointly with law student interns on those projects with a legal component, and should receive broad exposure to the field of climate change law. Students with some background in environmental policy, energy policy and/or sustainable development are particularly encouraged to apply. Internships are full time for 8-10 weeks. Unfortunately, SCCCL is not able to provide funding for summer internships, but Columbia students may apply for funding through the Earth Institute’s summer grants program and we are happy to support applications for outside funding.
To apply, please send a copy of your resume to Jessica Wentz, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fellowship in Climate Change Law
Each year, the Sabin Center accepts applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in climate change law. Applicants must have received a J.D. or LL.M. degree within three years prior to the beginning of the Fellowship. Strong academic qualifications and background in environmental or energy law and policy will be expected. The Fellow will work on a wide variety of research and writing projects; will help organize conferences, seminars, and collaborative publications; and will contribute to other research- and advocacy-oriented projects concerning climate change mitigation and adaptation. The application period for the 2015-2016 fellowship is now closed. An announcement for the 2016-2017 fellowship will be posted later this year.