The deadline has been extended for the STABILE CONSUMER PROTECTION FELLOWSHIP IN THE REGULATION OF PERSONAL-CARE AND RELATED CONSUMER PRODUCTS
The annual fellowship will offer a recent Georgetown Law graduate the opportunity to work for one year with EWG on cutting edge issues in the regulation of personal care products, cosmetics, over-the-counter drugs, and related consumer products, as well as a wide array of in-house legal issues such as nonprofit-tax and employment law. The fellowship is open to Georgetown JD students graduating in 2013 and recent JD graduates completing a clerkship in 2013.
EWG’s mission is to use the power of public information to protect public health and the environment. EWG is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, founded in 1993. EWG specializes in providing useful resources (like Skin Deep, www.cosmeticsdatabase.com and the Shoppers' Guide to Pesticides in Produce, www.foodnews.org) to consumers while simultaneously pushing for national policy change. EWG’s organizational goals are: 1) to protect the most vulnerable segments of the human population from health problems attributed to a wide array of toxic contaminants; and 2) to replace federal policies, including government subsidies that damage the environment and natural resources, with policies that invest in conservation and sustainable development.
Fellow Duties: Fellows will focus on the legislative and administrative structures that govern consumer protection, including the regulation of personal care and related products, as well as toxic chemicals, and will assist in the resolution of general legal problems that arise in an in-house, nonprofit setting. Responsibilities include: researching and drafting legal memos, public comments, citizen petitions, and legislation; working with research and government relations staff to develop policy strategies; conducting related regulatory analyses; resolving in-house legal matters; filing Freedom of Information Act requests and appeals; and representing EWG before state and federal government officials on legal and policy matters.
Qualifications: The fellowship is open to Georgetown JD students graduating in 2013 and recent JD graduates completing a clerkship in 2013. Candidates must have excellent legal writing and research skills. A background in consumer protection is preferred. Familiarity with the Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission is a plus. The ideal candidate will be someone who is resourceful, innovative, productive, and a strong advocate for consumers’ right-to-know.
Salary: $39,500 plus EWG benefits package.
See the above link for application instructions:
Contact: Applicants must submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample by e-mail to Lauren Dubin at firstname.lastname@example.org and Professor Joseph Page at email@example.com.
In the Subject line of the email, please put “2013-14 Georgetown Law Stabile Fellowship Application.”
Application deadline: March 29, 2013. Interviews will be conducted shortly thereafter and a decision will be made by the end of April.
Posted by Lauren Dubin at 1:56 PM