Position Description

Marten Law's Washington, DC office is hiring an additional two in-office student interns/externs from diverse backgrounds that are traditionally underrepresented in the legal profession. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to conduct research and prepare client presentation materials to assist the following lawyers in expanding their practices:

Jack Lyman: https://www.martenlaw.com/our-...

Jack represents clients in the transportation and transportation services sectors. Jack was recently featured in a panel regarding EVs at the American Bar Association’s Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (SEER) Fall Conference in Nashville, TN. Jack is also a vice-chair for programs of SEER’s Air Quality and Science & Technology Committees.

Isabel Carey: https://www.martenlaw.com/our-...

Isabel represents clients in the renewable energy sector, including offshore wind. She assists clients with permitting, regulatory compliance, and project review under the National Environmental Policy Act.

James Pollack: https://www.martenlaw.com/our-...

James advises clients who are working to understand the complicated and shifting regulatory environments surrounding emerging contaminants, with a particular emphasis on PFAS. James is editing a PFAS Deskbook expected to be published by the Environmental Law Institute later this year, and is also Chair of the American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA)’s PFAS Working Group

Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate:

  • Coursework in the environmental, natural resource and/or energy fields;
  • A law school GPA of at least 3.5
  • Preference will be given to 3L’s, although exceptional 2L’s may apply.

The goal of these positions is to provide qualified law students from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in the legal profession with the opportunity to experience a law firm setting. For this reason, only candidates that demonstrate diverse background and experiences, as explained in the candidate’s cover letter, will be considered.

These are part-time positions. Successful candidates must be able to work on-site at Marten’s DC Office for 12-15 hours per week (2-3 days). For that reason, successful candidates must be from law schools in the Washington, DC area.

Successful candidates may earn law school credit (to the extent allowed by the student’s law school) or a weekly stipend ($300 per week), but not both.

The term is fourteen weeks, beginning January 9, 2023, and running through April 21, 2023 (flexibility is given depending on differing academic calendars). Candidates are eligible to be rehired up to twice after their initial term. No overtime is expected, and interns/externs are not eligible for benefits.

To apply, please submit the following: Resume, Law School Transcript, and a cover letter detailing how you would bring diversity to Marten Law. Applications will be considered and interviews will be offered on a rolling basis. 


At Marten Law, you can expect a respectful, diverse working environment:

Marten recognizes the importance of recruiting talented professionals from the widest possible range of backgrounds. Environmental issues cannot be decoupled from discrimination issues, and we believe a core tenet of addressing systematic racism and discrimination is through representation. We continue to work towards our goal of employing a more representative, diverse staff through our hiring process. We evaluate each applicant as an individual, and consider not only their experience, but also their potential.

The Firm is an equal opportunity employer. We believe every employee has the right to work in an environment that is free from all forms of discrimination. Consistent with applicable laws, the Firm makes all decisions involving any aspect of the employment relationship without regard to race; color; gender orientation and identity; religion; age; marital status; national origin, citizenship or immigration status; the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability; genetic information; honorably discharged veteran or military status; family relationship or status; political ideology; status as a victim of violent crime including domestic violence, harassment, sexual assault, or stalking; off-duty use of legal substances; or any status or characteristic not listed above that is protected by applicable local, state, or federal law. Discrimination and/or harassment based on any of those factors are inconsistent with our business philosophy and will not be tolerated. This policy of non-discrimination applies to all aspects of recruiting and employment, including compensation, benefits, advancement, transfers, and reductions in force.

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