The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of General Counsel is seeking Full-time and/or Part-time Summer Interns for its Oceans and Coasts Section in Silver Spring, MD. This is a great opportunity to work with a team of attorneys at a federal agency with authority over oceans, coastal zone management, and marine sanctuaries. NOAA is a premier environmental agency, which is located within the Department of Commerce, and employs over 12,000 individuals nationwide. The agency’s mission is to understand and predict changes in climate, weather, oceans, and coasts, to share knowledge and information with others, and to conserve and manage coastal and marine ecosystems and resources. For more information, please visit our website at www.noaa.gov.
The Oceans and Coasts Section provides legal analysis and counsel to NOAA’s National Ocean Service (NOS). As one of NOAA’s principal line offices, NOS translates science, tools, and services into action, to provide science-based solutions through collaborative partnerships to address evolving economic, environmental, and social pressures on our oceans and coasts. NOS activities include partnering with states to promote restoration and sustainable development in coastal areas, overseeing the National Marine Sanctuary System, and developing nautical charts used for maritime navigation. For more information, please visit the website at https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/.
Interns in the Oceans and Coasts Section work on an array of legal issues, and have the opportunity to collaborate with NOAA scientists and policy-makers. The Oceans and Coasts Section’s primary work includes legal review of administrative rules, analysis of proposed legislation, processing of administrative appeals, and formulation of legal opinions on issues related to the National Marine Sanctuaries Act, Coastal Zone Management Act, and other environmental statutes.
For the Summer Internship, we are seeking rising 3L’s, but will consider strongly-qualified rising 2L’s.
Interested students should send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and an unofficial transcript to Section Chief, Adam Dilts at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to submit an application for the Summer Internship is October 31st. We plan to schedule interviews starting in November.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Oceans and Coasts Section is currently operating in full-time telework status, and we are uncertain when we will be able to offer in-office internship opportunities. As a result, we anticipate that our Summer 2022 Interns will have the option to complete their internship remotely. Please indicate in your cover letter whether you would prefer a remote internship or, if possible, an in-person internship with our office in Silver Spring, MD.
Hiring will be conducted on a rolling-basis; we strongly encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible.