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Staff Attorney

Brief description: The staff attorney will work closely with CRK’s executive director and general counsel in supporting the work of the riverkeeper, staff and board. CRK’s staff attorney will be primarily responsible for: handling legal actions in federal, state and administrative courts, typically as co-counsel with outside counsel; preparing comments on proposed regulations and permits; representing the organization at agency and leislative hearings; evaluating and commenting draft legislation; and more.

How to apply: Click here for full description of the staff attorney position.


Through the Internship program, Chattahoochee Riverkeeper brings students (typically college) and graduates to our office, where they can work side-by-side with knowledgeable professionals and receive support from the internship coordinator.

We offer unpaid internship opportunities in all areas of our work including education, legislation/policy, communications, field work, fundraising, legal, and general administrative.


Legal Internship Program:
CRK has legal internships available year-round to law students for part-time work during the semester and full-time or part-time during the summer. A legal internship with CRK will provide a wide spectrum of experience that will transfer to future environmental-related work opportunities. Legal interns work under the close direction and supervision of our General Counsel, but also have opportunities to work in collaborative efforts with other staff and outside organizations. Work will include legal research and writing, advocacy and policy work, field investigations, stakeholder meetings, and involvement with litigation. Experience and/or course work in environmental law, water resources, environmental justice, and the Clean Water Act is recommended.


Other Internship Opportunities:
CRK has other opportunities for interns to become involved and help promote our mission. Interns at CRK are given the opportunity that are hands-on both demanding and rewarding. We offer internships with experience to a variety of topics in a variety of fields such as environmental policy, chemistry, ecology, education, office administration, fundraising, cleanups, field work and special events. Internships are unpaid, but offer real world experience in the nonprofit business world and provide exposure and education on the challenges facing our natural resources.


How to Apply:
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, résumé, and recent grades. Cover letters should address the candidates' personal goals and interests, as well as their experience and interest in working for CRK. Send applications to Attn: Bonnie Jackson via email (, or by fax (404) 352-8676, or by mail: 3 Puritan Mill, 916 Joseph Lowery Blvd., Atlanta, GA 30318.

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