Position Description

We are looking for an exceptional recent law school graduate candidate to work on water and natural resources issues primarily focused in southern Idaho.

This position requires substantive familiarity with state or federal environmental, water, and energy laws. The successful candidate must have a strong interest in litigation under state or federal environmental, water, and energy laws, or advising corporate and/or public clients on a variety of natural resource related matters.

At Marten, you will:

  • Be part of an elite team of lawyers, focused exclusively on the environment, who push themselves to be the absolute best.
  • Enjoy the independence and opportunity for serious advancement that exists when you are practicing at a firm that matches your interests at a top salary that rewards your hard work.
  • Work on the nation’s most interesting and sophisticated matters in environmental and water law.
  • Receive a competitive compensation package comparable to other elite law firms, with a starting salary at $100,000 (1850 billable hour expectation). See our Employee Benefits Summary page for more information.

Marten will be a great fit, if you:

  • Are an exceptional writer, participated in law review and/or moot court in law school.
  • Are an efficient, creative, and effective legal researcher, with experience researching environmental, water law, land use, or administrative law and regulatory requirements at the federal and state level.
  • Have intern/summer associate experience or interest in:
    • Representing canal companies, irrigation districts, and water users in water policy and water right related matters; or
    • Representing public and private sector clients seeking to minimize the environmental liability risks associated with asset transfer, development, siting, and permitting (including wind, solar, energy storage, and natural gas facilities); or
    • Representing public and private sector clients in other transactional matters involving environmental liability in business, including but not limited to hazardous waste cleanup; or
    • Representing clients in administrative or court hearings, associated motions practice, administrative record cases and/or non-record civil cases, drafting and responding to discovery requests with limited supervision, conducting and supervising document review and production, and taking or defending fact and expert witness depositions.

Join our elite team.


Marten enjoys a national reputation as a leader in environmental, energy, and natural resource law. Our team of lawyers includes recognized authorities in climate change, green tech, wind and solar development, air quality, water resources and water quality, fisheries, emerging contaminants, environmental review and permitting. We work throughout the United States on large-scale, complex and high value projects involving negotiations and litigation.

As a growing national firm, we’re seeking highly motivated, top-tier attorneys looking to grow their practice and work synergistically with our other lawyers’ practice areas. Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and transcript.

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