Law Students: Looking for a Summer Internship? Check out Fair Shake.

2015 Summer Internship Call for Applications

Deadline to apply: March 20, 2015

Summer Internship Program 

Fair Shake has a summer internship program in our Pittsburgh, PA and Akron, OH locations. We are looking for bright, motivated, and creative law students to join us for the summer to help us increase access to justice in environmental matters and public participation in environmental decision-making.  

Summer interns can expect to gain experience in public speaking, collaborative case development, factual investigation, and legal analysis. Summer interns will work on a diverse scope of environmental matters, but may focus in areas of desired practice development. Fair Shake attorneys will provide feedback on each intern’s skills development in regular weekly meetings. Anticipated case matters include permit appeals, civil litigation, citizen suits, permit and rule comments, administrative petitions, land use hearings, gas lease reviews and negotiations, compliance counseling, community educational presentations, and opinion letter development.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates should have completed at least 1 year of law school.


Fair Shake works with law schools that provide summer fellowship funding. In addition, if available through a student’s school, Fair Shake can provide academic credit for summer internships.

To Apply

To apply, please submit a letter of interest and your CV or résumé to:

If applying to be considered at either office or the Akron, OH office:

Emily A. Collins

Executive Director and Managing Attorney

3445 Butler Street, Suite 120

Pittsburgh, PA 15201


If applying to be considered only at the Pittsburgh, PA office:

Oday Salim

Senior Attorney

3445 Butler Street, Suite 120

Pittsburgh, PA 15201


In your letter of interest, please address the following:

·       Your interest in environmental legal services;

·       Your level of experience with environmental law and policy;

·       Your level of experience with administrative agency process and law;

·       Your effectiveness in communication with people from diverse backgrounds.

Fair Shake Environmental Legal Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to diversity in our workforce.