Summer 2015 Internships


Posted on March 2nd, 2015 by Jennifer Klein

Newly posted summer internship positions

Law Students

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, michael.burger@law.columbia.edu.

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, jaw2186@columbia.edu.

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