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Review for Center For International Environmental Law (CIEL), Washington, DC, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I will always be thankful for my summer legal internship at CIEL. My experience at CIEL reaffirmed my reasons for choosing the legal profession--how could it not?! The CIEL lawyers exemplify exactly the type of creative, hard-working individuals that this world needs working on its most pressing problems. I am truly amazed by the breadth and depth of work that this small, talented team undertakes to harness the power of institutions, courts, and movements to create systemic change. Although I only worked there for 10 weeks, I gained exposure to CIEL's advocacy, litigation, and strategic partnering with other civil society groups. I felt the exciting waves of a newsroom that somehow existed within a slower-moving, iterative, detailed, multidimensional, critical undercurrent. Nothing CIEL does is hastily decided, and no novel environmental or human rights issue is beyond the reach of this team's ability to fight. The team brings both domestic and international expertise and understands the complex ways in which legal systems interrelate and influence one another. I will always be proud to have supported the efforts of its attorneys at a defining time in my career and education, and I look forward to following CIEL's cutting-edge work in the coming years.

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