Summer Internship announcement - Tulane School of Architecture

Summer 2015 Internship Opportunity
TELC Community Outreach Program Background:
The Clinic’s Community Outreach Program strives to enhance the power and effectiveness of
grassroots organizations, municipal governments, and individual citizens. The Outreach Program works
to integrate the Clinic's legal activities with long-term community strategies, helping communities create
a context within which they can realize the full benefit of legal victories and effectively respond to legal
setbacks.
The Community Outreach Program strives to ensure that the clients develop and maintain an overall
strategy to achieve their goals and that they are actively participating in their cases. This work involves
helping organizations and individual clients understand the scope of the environmental quality and
enforcement problems in the state and what actions they can take to effect change in these areas. The
Community Outreach Program assists these organizations and individuals in working with staff attorneys
and technical experts to identify the best remedies for these problems and in getting involved in the
environmental decision-making process.
The Outreach Program's basic strategy is to: (1) empower clients—local citizens, grassroots
organizations, and municipalities—to help them participate effectively in government decisions
concerning their neighborhoods and environment; (2) promote dialogue between community groups,
the Clinic, the funding community, elected officials, representatives of polluting industries, and the
media; and (3) pass along techniques and knowledge to emerging environmental leaders through the
training of undergraduate interns and citizens.
INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:
1) Graphic Design Student Intern
The Outreach Program is in the process of updating the “Citizen’s Guide to Environmental
Protection in Louisiana” to be published in Late 2015. We are looking for a graphic design student
intern to help design the feel and look of the publication.
Duties:
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Work closely with the Director of Community Outreach and Review Committee to assess the
end-user survey and determine the visual needs and demands
Research effective design models for community education material
Work with Review Committee to draft and propose design options for the Guide
Preferred Qualifications:
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Some experience (or coursework) in community education or organizing
Graphic design experience in print publication
2) Environmental Law and Policy Research Intern
The Outreach Program is in the process of updating the “Citizen’s Guide to Environmental
Protection in Louisiana” to be published in Late 2015. We are looking for an environmental law
research intern to help research the environmental laws and regulations in Louisiana and update the
guide.
Duties:
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Work closely with the Director of Community Outreach to update the substantive legal
information in the guide
Conduct online research
Preferred Qualification(s):
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Some experience (or coursework) in environmental law, policy, or science
APPLICATION DEADLINE: APRIL 20, 2015
Please submit resumes to:
May Nguyen
Director of Community Outreach
Tulane Environmental Law Clinic
[email protected]
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