Great Rivers Environmental Law Center welcomes interns during the summer or school year in two capacities: Legal and Community Outreach/Development.

Legal Interns generally assist with: researching environmental justice and other environmental issues; investigating complaints relating to environmental problems; researching case law, statutes and regulations; drafting pleadings; and meeting with clients.

Community Outreach and Development Interns generally assist with: developing persuasive content to engage the public in environmental protection and Great Rivers work; serving as an ambassador of Great Rivers at community events; assisting with website management, social media, video and literature creation, graphic design; and much more. Especially motivated individuals are invited to collaborate with the Director of Development and Outreach to design and execute a project of special significance to their personal and/or career goals. 

Working as an intern with Great Rivers gave me the unique opportunity to do meaningful work that helped to develop my own professional skills while simultaneously serving Missouri communities. As a Community Outreach and Development intern, I developed content covering the legal work being done by the firm on a variety of matters and assisted in drafting various communications. It felt incredibly fulfilling to contribute my own skills to an organization whose work is so vital.

Great Rivers is unique among law firms in the friendly, inclusive atmosphere that it fosters. I always left the office feeling that I was valued as an intern and had contributed in a meaningful way to the firm. I cannot recommend it enough to anyone who is pursuing an internship in the nonprofit sector.

Elizabeth Goblirsch, 2020 Summer Intern

All interns are invited to accompany Great Rivers’ attorneys to public appearances in court or administrative agencies and to attend meetings with all Great Rivers’ staff.

Many interns are able to secure credit or stipends through their schools and universities. Interns that have worked for Great Rivers in the past include students from:

American University School of Law
St. Louis Community College Paralegal Program
St. Louis University
St. Louis University School of Law
Tulane University Law School
University of Denver School of Law
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
University of Oregon School of Law
University of Virginia School of Law
Vermont Law School
Washington University in St. Louis
Washington University in St. Louis School of Law

To apply for an internship position, please send your resume and cover letter to Dianne Klein:

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