Conservation Legal Research Internship / Assistant

Job Title Conservation Legal Research Internship / Assistant
Job Description
    Conservation Legal Research and Practice Internship / Volunteer

The Land Conservation and Advocacy Trust is a young non-profit seeking individuals to fulfill an important and meaningful role as we increase the public awareness of legal services program. In this position the individual will gain an understanding of the practical legal issues facing environmental- and conservation-based non-profit organizations and have a direct impact on the research and provision of legal services in diverse legal subject areas including environmental law, conservation law, real estate law, non-profit and tax exempt organization law. Depending on the time the individual can devote, and his or her skills, the individual could also provide or assist in providing direct legal services to our beneficiary organizations, assist in preparing and presenting seminars and webinars and provide research in appellate matters.

Responsibilities could include:

  • Researching common legal issues for land trusts and other conservation-based organizations
  • Drafting legal memoranda and white paper analyses of legal issues
  • Responding to legal research based inquiries
  • Drafting responses to forum questions on legal issues
  • Drafting blog posts on legal issues
  • Assisting in the representation of organizations on a broad range of legal issues
  • Screening requests for legal services

The primary responsibility will be for the research of legal issues faced by land trusts and conservation-based organizations and the preparation of legal memoranda, blog posts and short responses for forum answers with regard to those legal issues.


  • A three-month commitment, at least 10 hours per week (but no maximum)
  • Goal driven law students or law school graduates preferably with an interest in related legal issues
  • Strong time-management, organizational, and legal research skills a must
  • Ability to effectively present complicated legal concepts to persons untrained in the law
  • Ability to self-motivate, stay on task and work independently

Unpaid.  If applicable, experience may be used for credit.

Additional: This internship is an excellent opportunity to gain insight into important and practical legal issues facing conservation organizations specifically and the not-for-profit sector more generally. This is also a great opportunity to gain legal experience before graduation or to keep your resume current after graduation while searching for a paid legal position.

How to Apply:
Please APPLY ONLINE USING THIS FORM. No phone calls, please.

Salary Unpaid
Type of Job Legal, Research, Internship, Volunteer
Job Location Framingham, Massachusetts
Posting Date 02/22/2012
Expiration Date Open until filled.  Multiple openings possible
Job Requirements
Degrees Wanted JD or JD candidate
Majors Wanted Any
Job Targets Wanted Law; Land Use/Environmental Planning; Nonprofit Management; Corporate
Special Skills Wanted See description.
Other Job Requirements
Company Information
Company Name Land Conservation & Advocacy Trust, Inc.
Employer Web Site

Organization Please explore our website for more information about our Organization.
Equal Opportunity Employer Yes
Contact Information
Name: Stephen Meltzer
Address: 873 Concord Street
Framingham, MA 01701
Phone: 508-872-3300
Fax: 866-691-1112
Application Instructions Please APPLY ONLINE USING THIS FORM. No phone calls, please.

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