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Legal Interns

Supervisor:   Trent Dougherty, General Counsel

Hours per Week: 20 hours minimum per week

Schedule: flexible over 10-12 weeks, summer 2018

Location:   Columbus, Ohio


Summer legal interns at the Ohio Environmental Council will assist the organization’s Law Center with its numerous projects. Potential work product could include the following activities:

  • Research legal questions that assist the Natural Resources and Energy teams in their policy advocacy work
  • Assist the General Counsel and Law Fellow in drafting comments regarding proposed Ohio EPA Rulemakings
  • Write memos analyzing important issues in 501(c)(3) nonprofit law, elections law, and voter protection
  • Explore complex environmental legal questions that further the OEC’s mission

This internship is a volunteer, unpaid position.


  • Enrolled at an ABA accredited law school
  • Strong passion for public interest environmental law
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Self-motivated and flexible 
  • Strong editing and proofreading skills are highly desirable

About the OEC

The Ohio Environmental Council is the state’s most comprehensive, effective and respected environmental advocate for a healthier, more sustainable Ohio. Our experts work daily to restore, protect, and strengthen the quality of life for families and communities — from the air we breathe and the water we drink to the food we eat and natural resources we enjoy. Find out more at

The OEC is committed to inclusion and diversity. We seek to hire staff that reflects the diverse communities and perspectives that comprise Ohio. Qualified candidates of all backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply.

The OEC prohibits discrimination of employment, promotion, compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment on the basis of gender, disability, race, age, national origin, color, creed, sexual orientation, sex (including marital and parental status), gender identity and expression, religion, economic status, ethnic identity, veteran’s status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit a resume and cover letter to with the subject of “Summer Legal Internship Application.” This application will close on March 30, 2018.