Location: Washington, DC and Denver, CO
Supervisor: Staff Attorneys 

Defenders of Wildlife offers Internship positions in our Legal division in both Washington, DC and Denver, CO for highly qualified individuals with a commitment to a career in wildlife conservation.

These legal internships are designed to provide a range of administrative and programmatic experience on conservation issues of national significance. Interns will occasionally attend hearings, seminars, and working meetings to develop and implement strategies. This is an opportunity to work closely with seasoned litigators and conservation professionals on a wide variety of projects and gain valuable experience.

Applicants should be current law students with an interest in environmental law. They must have strong writing, research, media, and communication skills, and demonstrate a commitment to the conservation of biological diversity and protection of wildlife. Internships are for credit and unpaid.

Please reference Legal Intern Applicant (DC or Denver) in your subject line, and submit a letter of interest along with your resume, writing sample, list of references, and a copy of your law school transcript (unofficial accepted) to us via e-mail at: HR@defenders.org

Applications are received year round for fall and spring part-time interns, full-time externs, and full-time summer clerks.

Defenders of Wildlife is a national, non-profit membership organization dedicated to the protection of all native wild animals and plants in their natural communities. Our employees work in an environment that is inclusive and honors each of our unique perspectives and backgrounds. We believe that the conservation of biological diversity is best advanced by the contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, experiences, beliefs and cultures.  We strive toward a collective goal of including all people in the conservation of our Nation’s wildlife and wild places.