Jobs and Internships

For more than 25 years, San Francisco Baykeeper has been the Bay’s most effective advocate, taking on the greatest threats to the health of the Bay and the wildlife and communities that depend on it. Baykeeper uses advocacy, science, and legal action to rein in Bay pollution, and engages a diverse community of stakeholders to protect water quality, improve climate resilience, and restore habitat health.

The following positions are currently available at San Francisco Baykeeper.

Policy Research Intern

San Francisco Baykeeper is looking for an enthusiastic intern to conduct in-depth research and analysis and develop informational materials related to pollution in San Francisco Bay. This volunteer intern will work closely with Baykeeper’s program team of scientists and lawyers.

  • Training: Intern will work in the Baykeeper office and develop an understanding about the Bay's watershed, pollution threats, environmental policies and local governmental agencies. Intern may also occasionally participate in hearings, field trainings, investigations, or boat patrols. 
  • Commitment: Starting immediately, 10-15 hours a week, location can vary (occasional remote work is possible, however Baykeeper's office is preferable).
  • Compensation: This is an unpaid volunteer position.

Qualifications

  • Available on a regular schedule for at least 3-5 months;
  • Comfortable in an office setting working with computers, websites, online databases, and complex research topics;
  • Ability to create high-quality Excel spreadsheets and Microsoft Word graphics, such as tables and graphs;
  • Resourceful, excellent problem solver;
  • Online research experience;
  • Ability to navigate social media sites;
  • Willingness to assist with small administrative tasks is a plus;
  • Punctuality, positive attitude, demonstrated commitment to Bay stewardship, and good people skills are also strongly desired.

How to Apply

Provide a short email expressing your interest and describing why you are a good fit for the position, a resume, and two references to jobs@baykeeper.org. The subject line should read "[Your Last Name], Internship." This position is filled on a rolling basis. For more information, email jobs@baykeeper.org.

 

Law Clerk

San Francisco Baykeeper is seeking law clerks to work on our citizen enforcement program in San Francisco.  Since 1989, Baykeeper has been the leading citizen group protecting San Francisco Bay, using science, litigation, and advocacy to strengthen clean water laws and hold polluters accountable. Law clerks will assist Baykeeper attorneys on all aspects of our enforcement program under the Clean Water Act and other state and federal environmental laws. Tasks include investigating pollution complaints, legal research, drafting legal documents, monitoring compliance with past settlement agreements, attending hearings and public meetings, and patrolling the Bay on the Baykeeper boat. For the summer months, Baykeeper requests full-time clerks with a 10-week commitment.

Responsibilities

Litigation and Enforcement

  • Research and investigate new pollution cases;
  • Research and draft memos on case law, statutes, and regulations;
  • Assist in-house attorneys and outside counsel in drafting legal documents;
  • Conduct compliance monitoring on settled cases;
  • Attend court hearings and settlement negotiations as appropriate;
  • Assist with filing, correspondence, or document review as needed. 

Administrative Advocacy

  • Represent and advocate on behalf of Baykeeper at local agency hearings;
  • Research and prepare comments on agency regulations and permits;
  • Draft memos on technical and legal aspects of water quality regulations;
  • Research pollutants and their associated land uses;
  • Assist with press releases, outreach efforts, and public events.

Qualifications

  • At least one year of law school;
  • Excellent legal research and writing skills;
  • A solid academic record;
  • Ability to thrive in a friendly, informal setting;
  • Demonstrated commitment to environmental protection;
  • Significant knowledge of environmental and administrative laws a plus.

How to Apply

We are currently accepting applications for summer 2018.

Send a cover letter, resume, three references, a current transcript, and a 5-10 page legal writing sample to jobs@baykeeper.org