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Mittal Environmental Law Fellow (NYU Law students only)

Position: Mittal Environmental Law Fellow
Location: New York City
Start Date:
Fall 2024

The State Energy and Environmental Impact Center is pleased to announce a new fellowship for NYU Law students interested in environmental and climate law.

The State Impact Center is a nonpartisan academic center at NYU School of Law. The Center studies and supports state attorneys general, and other organizations and government agencies, and is dedicated to working towards a healthy and safe environment, guided by inclusive and equitable principles.

The Mittal Environmental Law Fellow will assist with the State Impact Center’s research to study, analyze, and develop innovative legal theories that can be applied to protect people and the environment at the state and national level. As part of the research, the student will study legal theories developed at non-profit organizations, such as ClientEarth and other organizations, and applied in state and federal cases. ClientEarth advances innovative cases to hold corporations accountable for a livable planet. Their program focuses on using corporate and financial laws to drive greater integration of climate and nature considerations into the corporate and financial sectors, and to spur the shift toward business strategies and financial flows that limit climate change and nature loss (An example of a recent case can be found here). The work of the fellowship will be conducted independently through the State Impact Center, with opportunities to collaborate and engage with outside organizations.

This fellowship is designed for promising law students with an enthusiasm for environmental and climate law and policy. The Mittal Environmental Law Fellow will be expected to produce written papers directed at both legal and academic audiences; to assist in convening workshops, talks and conferences; and to engage interested organizations and government agencies in the results of the analysis. In addition to excellent research and writing skills, applicants for the Mittal Environmental Law Fellowship should possess an ability to think creatively, take ownership and meet deadlines, and work as part of a team. Prior coursework and professional experience in environmental, climate, and/or energy issues is valued, but not essential.

The Mittal Environmental Law Fellow will be appointed for one academic year beginning in September 2024 and will receive a $12,500 stipend over the course of the fall and spring semesters. This fellowship is only open to current NYU 2L and 3L students.

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In compliance with NYC’s Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for this position is $12,500 - 12,500. New York University considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.

NYU is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its recruitment and hiring process without regard to age, alienage, caregiver status, childbirth, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, domestic violence victim status, ethnicity, familial status, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital status, military status, national origin, parental status, partnership status, predisposing genetic characteristics, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, unemployment status, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.

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Fellowship Coordinator

Position: Fellowship Coordinator
Location: New York City
Start Date:
Spring 2024

Why Work with Us

Support the work of the State Impact Center in addressing the climate crisis and environmental injustice as the Fellowship Coordinator. This is a new position at the Center that is designed to support the expansion of our fellowship programs at attorney general offices and state public utility commissions.

The position offers responsibilities as part of the operations team, with growth potential. The Fellowship Coordinator will report to the Associate Director for Operations and Budget. The Center is passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working environment for our staff. We offer a generous benefits package through NYU, which includes tuition remission and retirement benefits.

Salary: $80,000-90,000.

About the Center

The State Impact Center is a nonpartisan academic think tank based at NYU School of Law. The Center is dedicated to working towards a healthy and safe environment, guided by inclusive and equitable principles. To accomplish this, the Center studies and supports the work of state attorneys general and other state-level agencies in defending, enforcing, and promoting strong laws and policies in the areas of climate, environmental justice, environmental protection, and clean energy. We undertake academic research, hold workshops, and issue special reports that advance legal and policy analysis. We are a small, collaborative team, and value each person’s insights and contributions.

Diversity is a core value of the Center. We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working environment for our staff. We believe every member on our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions.

Who We Are Looking For

The State Impact Center is looking for a Fellowship Coordinator to begin in spring 2024. The Fellowship Coordinator will play a crucial role in the day-to-day operations of the State Impact Center and our strategic planning as we run and expand our programming. The Fellowship Coordinator will be responsible for the administration of the State Impact Center’s fellows program, including serving as the main point of contact for operational tasks and planning professional development activities. The Fellowship Coordinator will work closely with the Deputy Director and Associate Director for Operations and Budget to think critically about the State Impact Center’s policies and programming, as well as researching and implementing changes to our practices as we strive to build an inclusive workplace and promote belonging. The State Impact Center values each team member’s contributions, and the Fellowship Coordinator may also be involved in work including tracking environmental actions, writing public-facing material, and planning events.

The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, a self-starter, and have an enthusiasm for environmental and climate issues, as well as for improving processes. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive team and encourage women, people of color, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community to apply.

Core Responsibilities

Operations & Administrative Work:

  • Operations related to NYU Law Fellows
  • Coordinate administration of hiring and onboarding
  • Provide program administrative updates
  • Design and support skills development programs, events, and other professional resources
  • Lead other special projects and tasks

Budget & Fundraising:

  • Process reimbursements and assist with staff travel arrangements
  • Support fundraising efforts through research and writing reports and proposals, working closely with the Associate Director of Operations and Budget

Research & Writing:

  • Track policy actions and synthesize information for a public audience
  • Help build expertise on diversity, equity, and inclusion best practices

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Education & Experience: bachelor’s degree and 3+ years of experience, or master’s degree and 2+ years of experience, ideally in nonprofits, academia, or public sector (we include summer or other internships as experience).
  • Organization: excellent organizational skills and ability to proactively manage many simultaneous issues, multitask, prioritize, and meet deadlines.
  • Communication: high level of attention to detail; ability to summarize and present material in writing and verbally; comfort with Microsoft and Google suite products for writing, spreadsheets, and presentations.
  • Collaborative: ability to work well within a team and build relationships with outside partners.

Deadline: We have begun reviewing applications on a rolling basis. Please submit your application no later than May 15, 2024.

Salary: $80,000-90,000
Final offer amounts are determined prior to recruitment and are non-negotiable.

Our office is located in New York City, and this position would be appropriate for a hybrid schedule, with up to two remote days per week on a regular basis (approval of schedule required).

Benefits offered include medical/dental/vision, tuition remission at certain NYU schools, retirement benefits, and more. State Impact Center staff also have access to academic enrichment opportunities at NYU School of Law, including some faculty workshops, colloquia, and other scholarly forums.

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In compliance with NYC’s Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for this position is $80,000 - $90,000. New York University considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.

NYU is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its recruitment and hiring process without regard to age, alienage, caregiver status, childbirth, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, domestic violence victim status, ethnicity, familial status, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital status, military status, national origin, parental status, partnership status, predisposing genetic characteristics, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, unemployment status, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.

Interested candidates can apply by sending a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to [email protected].

Writing samples should be primarily drafted by you and demonstrate organizational and communications skills. We would consider many different written products, including a blog post, op-ed, annual or other report section, slide deck, article, memo, or class paper. The writing sample can be an excerpt and should be approximately 2-5 pages in length.

Please send your application as a single PDF file saved as LastName.FirstName.pdf. If chosen as a finalist, references will be required. The Center is unable to review applications submitted through alternate methods, such as LinkedIn or Indeed.

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Why Join Our Team?

The State Energy & Environmental Impact Center studies and supports:

  • state attorneys general in their climate, environmental justice, environmental protection, and clean energy work, and
  • state utility regulators in their work advancing affordable, reliable, equitable, clean energy.
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2023 at the State Impact Center

To get an idea of what our work includes, take a look back at what we accomplished in 2023! Our analysis of greenwashing regulations was cited by AGs; we tracked how well the Biden admin’s energy & environmental policies are holding up in court; and much more!

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NYU offers a comprehensive benefits program that provides access to quality health care and resources that can help you maintain a healthy lifestyle, provide for your financial security, and balance your work and personal responsibilities.

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NYU is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its recruitment and hiring process without regard to age, alienage, caregiver status, childbirth, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, domestic violence victim status, ethnicity, familial status, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital status, military status, national origin, parental status, partnership status, predisposing genetic characteristics, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, unemployment status, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.

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