Job Posting: Legal Internship

The State Coastal Conservancy is hiring a Legal Intern for summer 2022.

Since 1976, the Conservancy has implemented programs for coastal area restoration, public access, urban waterfront development, agricultural preservation and resource enhancement in California’s coastal zone and the San Francisco Bay Area.  A sister agency to the California Coastal Commission, the Conservancy has worked to preserve and enhance coastal and marine resources for public use and enjoyment through direct acquisition, grants to local public agencies and nonprofit organizations, and partnership with private entities.  In recent years, the Conservancy has been at the forefront of efforts to prepare coastal communities for sea level rise and other impacts of climate change.  The Conservancy has also developed new initiatives, such as the Explore the Coast program, to provide resources to economically disadvantaged communities and promote environmental justice in the coastal zone.

Conservancy legal staff work closely with a program staff of approximately 30 environmental planners and other professionals and participate in hundreds of Conservancy projects from inception and design to completion.  Legal staff provide advice concerning real property and natural resources, land-use planning, government finance, nonprofit corporations, governmental immunities, water regulation, public access, and other matters.  They also advise regarding the Conservancy’s enabling legislation, budgetary and other funding provisions, and other enactments, such as the California Environmental Quality Act, the Endangered Species Act, and the California Public Contracts Code.

You can learn more about the Coastal Conservancy at www.scc.ca.gov.

The Legal Intern will work on the Conservancy’s legal and legislative projects as assigned.  The work is expected to include legal research and writing regarding real property interests, land restoration, land use planning, climate change, and public contracting.  Other areas of research may also be assigned depending on the intern’s interests and the needs of the Conservancy.

 

The intern will meet with Conservancy legal staff to outline the skills and knowledge to be developed during the internship period.  Weekly check-in meetings with legal staff are required.  The Conservancy expects that the intern will produce at least one high-quality writing sample by the end of the internship.

 

The intern will work full-time (40 hours per week) for a minimum of ten weeks during the summer.  The Conservancy expects the internship will run from May 31, 2022, through August 5, 2022, but the start and end dates are flexible.

 

The intern should be available to work in-person at the Conservancy’s Oakland, CA office one or two days per week; the intern may work remotely for the remainder of the week.

 

To learn more and apply, visit the CalCareers website.

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