Summer 2015

January 7, 2014


Contact: Nick Cady, Legal Director

Cascadia Wildlands

PO Box 10455

Eugene, Oregon 97440

Phone: (541) 434-1463


About Cascadia Wildlands – Cascadia Wildlands is a non-profit environmental organization with offices in Eugene, Oregon and Cordova, Alaska.  Cascadia is dedicated to defending the forests, waters and wildlife of the Cascadia bioregion by monitoring environmentally destructive government actions and educating, organizing and agitating for a more compassionate and responsible relationship with the ecosystems we live in.  We take aggressive stands against logging, road building, mining and other unsustainable resource extraction activities in wild places, particularly on public lands.  Our goal is to fight further exploitation of wildlife, wild areas and human communities and to promote the restoration of degraded landscapes.  We enjoy success because we emphasize grassroots organizing and a hands-on approach to environmental challenges.


About the Legal Internship – Cascadia Wildlands is looking for a legal intern to work full time (40 hours a week) for ten weeks in our Eugene office during the summer of 2015.  Primary responsibilities will include monitoring timber sales on federal lands in Oregon, writing administrative appeals to the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management, assisting with timber sale litigation and Endangered Species Act litigation, and writing Freedom of Information Act requests to various government agencies.  Interns will be working predominately with our staff attorney, but will have opportunities to join larger legal teams with other environmental organizations and attorneys throughout the Northwest.  Interns will become immersed in federal forest management law as well as the Endangered Species Act and the Freedom of Information Act.


Who Should Apply – First or second year law students with excellent writing skills, a passion for wild places, and ideally some background in federal land management, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the National Forests Management Act (NFMA), the Federal Lands Policy and Management Act (FLPMA), and the Endangered Species Act (ESA).


Compensation – Unfortunately, Cascadia will be unable to pay our interns.  In the past, however, our legal interns have received summer stipends from outside sources such as the Oregon Law Student Public Interest Fund (OLSPIF) and the Friends of Land Air Water (FLAW).  While the Cascadia is happy to sponsor our interns for such a stipend, it is ultimately the intern's responsibility to apply for this funding. 


How to Apply – Please mail or email a cover letter, resume, law school transcript (an unofficial copy is fine), and 5-10 page writing sample to the above address by midnight on January 31, 2014.