Keywords: legal intern, internship,law school
Descriptions: Legal interns will assist mainly the Alliance for Affordable Energy?s Regulatory Affairs Department. They will gather and compile important information regarding relevant energy policy legal affairs. ? Maintain physical filing system and log documents electronically. ? Handle research for utility dockets open at the Louisiana Public Service Commission and the New Orleans City Council, including research for similar energy efficiency programs in other states. ? Write document summary for docket resolutions, ordinances or other necessary documents which the Alliance has intervened. ? Take notes and attend meetings related to city policy initiatives. ? Write and edit drafts for web content and regulatory documents. Length of Internship: Summer Only (June-August) Time Commitment: 40 hrs. per week for the duration of the agreed upon service. Qualifications: The candidate should be a law student with at least one full semester of law classes completed. Ideally they will possess a basic knowledge of energy policy and regulation and are motivated to learn more about the Alliance. Also, strong research skills are necessary, excellent project communication skills, motivated and able to educate self on relevant issues, demonstrated interest in learning about energy issues, high organizational skills, detail oriented, and strong writing skills are a plus. The Alliance for Affordable Energy advocates for fair, affordable, environmentally responsible, community-based energy
Product of Partnership: legal documents and docket updating electronic filing system and project assigned
Final Product Special Instructions:Students have to have completed one year of law school before becoming legal intern with the Alliance.
This service activity is availble for .
Other requirement: The candidate should be a law student with at least one full semester of
law classes completed. Ideally they will possess a basic knowledge of energy policy and
regulation and are motivated to learn more about the Alliance. Also, strong research skills are
necessary, excellent project communication skills, motivated and able to educate self on
Since computers are limited in our offices we ask that interns bring laptops with them if they have them.
Evaluations/surveys will be requested by community partner to be completed by students.
The students will be asked to complete a welcome survey, a mid-internship reflection survey, and an exit survey. We will use the information to adjust their experience to best benefit us and them. They will be distributed by the senior administrator, Liz Shephard. Students allowed to take pictures or video.
Research will be conducted at the offices of the Alliance for Affordable Energy @ 2347 St. Claude Ave New Orleans, LA. Some field work may also be required.
Transportation options:Public Transportation less than 45 ride from Tulane
Tulane Uptown/Downtown shuttle
15-20 minute bicycle ride from Tulane
Check-in at the site: Students will report the volunteer Coordinator.
Students track their hours at site: We have an online login to keep track of volunteer hours. We also have a binder with sign in sheets for each individual.
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