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Earth Law Center (ELC) is a 501c3 non-profit seeking an Ocean Policy Associate. Earth Law Center works to transform the law to recognize and protect nature’s inherent rights to exist, thrive and evolve. Through this work, we envision a future in which humans and nature flourish together.

ELC’s Ocean Rights Program aims to not only establish protection for coastal communities and marine ecosystems, but to ensure these areas are fully protected and effectively managed. ELC’s objectives to ensure this outcome include:

Objective 1: Creating a holistic and ocean rights-based model legislation for ocean law and policy.

Objective 2: Establishing marine protected areas and sanctuaries, and securing legal rights for these areas.

Objective 3: Passing rights of nature laws in coastal communities, focusing on sustainability and proactive management.

Objective 4: Ensuring international treaty laws reflect the inherent rights of the ocean (such as through the Marine Biodiversity Treaty for the High Seas and Beyond, currently under negotiation).



  • Research and analysis of the current framework (law and policy) for marine protected area governance, to be compiled into a white paper for support of a new framework
  • Assisting with the drafting of a new holistic and rights-based framework for marine protected areas
  • Assist in the creation and development of Campaigns, specifically legal rights for the Patagonian Sea. This includes research, strategic planning and outreach
  • Administrative assistance leading up to the International Marine Protected Area Conference in Chile September 4th-8th
  • Develop and execute ocean program goals, strategies and activities
  • This role will be remote (if based in New York, Denver or San Francisco, face to face meetings with ELC staff possible)
  • Minimum 20 hours per week to start immediately; end date flexible
  • This is an unpaid position


Preferred Candidate


Degree, experience and/or expertise in environmental law and policy; Experience researching and analyzing law and policy; Ability to manage projects and deadlines remotely; Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.




Interested candidates should send a cover letter describing your experience and how it applies to this job position and a resume to  

  Metro Area San Francisco CA
  Job Location City Virtual - work remotely
  Job Location State California
  Job Location Zip 00000
  Job Location Country United States
  Job Category Legal
  Prefered Experience 0 year(s)
  Job Type Internship
  Language 1 English ( Speak Read Write )  
  Job Posting Date Jul. 7, 2017

Organization Details

  Organization Name Earth Law Center
  Organizational Focus Environment and Ecology
  Contact Person Michelle Bender
  Contact Phone (646) 833-8521
  Contact Fax (646) 833-8521
  Contact Email
  Web Address

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