Law and Policy Intern Summer 2022

Ensuring the Great Lakes Are Healthy, Public, and Protected for All
Law and Policy Intern
Summer 2022
Everything we do is reflected in our name: For Love of Water. The Great Lakes belong to all of us. Our mission is
to safeguard the Great Lakes, which hold 20% of the planet’s surface freshwater. In particular, we identify
solutions grounded in the Public Trust Doctrine — an ancient doctrine incorporated into the common law of the
Great Lakes states which is very relevant to both emergent and persistent water governance challenges today.
FLOW lifts up and helps explain the contemporary relevance of public trust principles and engages and activates
citizens to join with us to advance public trust solutions informed by our cutting-edge legal analysis and policy
work. Through our targeted policy initiatives and multi-media communications, FLOW has built key partnerships
with state-level and regional environmental groups, leveraged our expertise to influence agencies and impact
state and federal legislation, and grown to be a trusted source of current information for citizens and
decision-makers on issues affecting our freshwater seas.
Position Summary: We are looking for a Law & Policy Intern during the Summer of 2022. The Intern will be
responsible for original research and writing on Great Lakes and public trust policy topics under the
supervision of staff. Such topics may include groundwater protection, commercial sale of public water,
model policies to make affordable, safe water accessible for all, and others. This material may be used for
FLOW reports and website content. Other duties may include tracking and analyzing water-related pending
legislation, assisting with public presentations, and helping coordinate events.
Qualifications: Ideally, FLOW seeks a rising third-year law student, but we will also consider applicants that have
completed at least one year of law school. The work of FLOW can be demanding and fast-paced. The applicant
for this position will need to be flexible, a critical thinker, an effective researcher, and a skillful writer with an
interest in environmental policy, legislation, and law. FLOW is looking for an individual with the ability to follow
direction and work independently who possesses close attention to detail; strong writing, research, and people
skills; and experience with the Internet, Google Docs and Sheets, and Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Details: FLOW’s office is located in Traverse City, Michigan. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we will
evaluate whether this internship is in-person or remote based on the housing needs of the Intern.
FLOW is committed to workplace diversity, equity and inclusion. We are equal opportunity employers and do
not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital
status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state,
or local law.
FLOW is able to offer an internship stipend, but applicants are strongly encouraged to seek supplemental
sponsorship funds for this internship.
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to: [email protected] Resumes will be accepted until the
position is filled. For further information about FLOW, please visit: or email
[email protected]
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