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The St. Croix River Association (SCRA), a non-profit conservation group based in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin, seeks a legal intern to focus on land use and environmental law issues for the summer of 2015. Conservation easements are important to curb development impacts and preserve the wild and scenic character of the St. Croix River and its tributaries. SCRA wishes to join other organizations and entities to submit an amicus brief in litigation involving conservation easements. The summer legal intern would assist in researching and drafting the brief. Additional legal projects may include drafting pleadings for potential land use litigation and/or drafting model ordinances that protect the natural and aesthetic resources of the St. Croix River and its watershed.
Project details. The internship will primarily involve (1) legal and policy research pertaining to the value of conservation easements, and (2) drafting an amicus brief on behalf of SCRA and other entities. Alternative or additional projects may include drafting template litigation pleadings and model ordinances. The intern will present his/her research and work product to the SCRA Board and Land Committee.
Internship duration and time commitment. The internship will last approximately 10 weeks and can be part-time or full-time, depending on student availability.
Qualifications. The internship is open to any law student who is highly self-motivated and is interested in land use and environmental issues. The intern will work remotely, so working well independently is essential. Those with coursework in land use law are especially encouraged to apply. Other useful coursework includes environmental law, property law, and administrative law. The intern will need their own transportation to get to the St. Croix Falls, WI, area for occasional presentations to the Board or other activities.
Compensation. SCRA offers a stipend of $1500-$3000 for the summer, depending on time commitment. In addition, SCRA can provide assistance if the intern wishes to prepare a law article based on the research conducted for the internship.
SCRA Summer Legal Internship for 2015 (pdf)
To apply. Please send a resume, cover letter, and transcript to lisag[at]scramail.com or to:
St. Croix River Association
230 S. Washington Street, Unit 1
PO Box 655
St. Croix Falls, WI 54024
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