Announcing the Georgetown Law/Environmental Working Group Stabile 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, related consumer products and toxic chemicals, 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.
The application deadline is Friday, March 1, 2013. Click above for more details and application instructions.
Fellow Duties: Fellows will focus on the legislative and administrative structures that govern 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 law is preferred but not essential. Familiarity with the Food and Drug Administration is a plus. The ideal candidate will be someone who is resourceful, innovative, productive, and a strong advocate for consumer right-to-know and environmental protection.
Salary: $39,500 plus EWG benefits package.
Application: Applicants must submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample by e-mail to Thomas Cluderay at firstname.lastname@example.org, Assistant General Counsel, Environmental Working Group and copied to Lauren Dubin at email@example.com and Professor Joseph Page at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the Subject line of the email, please put “2013-14 Georgetown Law Stabile Fellowship Application.”
Application deadline: Friday, March 1, 2013. Interviews will be conducted shortly thereafter and a decision will be made by late-March.
Posted by Lauren Dubin at 12:42 PM