Join the EELP Team

With our expertise and unique perspectives, EELP faculty, staff, and students bring pragmatic legal analysis to bear on complex legal and policy challenges. Together we work to facilitate the transition to a low-carbon, sustainable future, mitigate the disruptive effects of climate change, protect public health and welfare from environmental degradation, promote sustainability and climate adaptation, and ensure environmental justice and a just transition for communities. 

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Learn more about working with us below.

Current Job Openings

HLS Student Research Assistants

EELP regularly hires research assistants to work closely with our attorneys on a variety of topics in environmental and energy law. If you’re a Harvard Law School student and want to learn more about the RA program, visit our Student page.

Future Job Openings

We are committed to building a passionate, diverse team of professionals dedicated to producing innovative, rigorous legal analysis to facilitate a just transition to a low-carbon, sustainable future, mitigate and adapt to the disruptive effects of climate change, and protect public health and welfare.

Our attorneys develop legal and policy research within one or more of the program’s areas of work: federal climate and public health rules; electricity law; state and regional climate strategies; environmental justice and equity; and corporate climate disclosures and financial requirements. Reporting to our executive director, our attorneys produce their own research, engage with private and public sector actors, and convene diverse stakeholders and experts to develop legal and policy proposals. They work in close collaboration with the EELP team on current and emerging energy and environmental issues, help manage ongoing projects to track and analyze federal environmental, energy, and climate regulation, and build partnerships across the university to enhance our program’s work and influence.

We look for people who have:

  • Strong research, writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively and exercise judgment and discretion
  • Extensive familiarity with a wide range of environmental statutes, regulations, and case law
  • Ability to thrive in an entrepreneurial, self-motivated environment
  • Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment

While we are not currently hiring, we encourage you to submit your interest here and we will contact you when a position becomes available.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Additional Opportunities

The deadline to apply for the 2-year Beagle Fellowship with NRDC has passed, but it will be available again next Fall.

View these featured job postings for opportunities related to environmental and energy law outside of HLS.