Stetson University

Environmental Law Internship

3  or 4 CREDIT HOURS (depending on placement)

Overseeing Professor:
Paul Boudreaux, Professor of Law

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Program Description:
Students work on environmental and land-use issues under the direct supervision of federal, county, or non-governmental organization (NGO) attorneys. Students conduct research and write memoranda on matters relating to fisheries and ocean law, water and air pollution, endangered species and marine mammals, and wetland protection.

Placement Locations:
• Center for Biological Diversity
• Conservation Foundation (Osprey)
• Hillsborough County Environmental Protection Commission (Tampa)
• National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (St. Petersburg)
• Sustany Foundation (Tampa) 
• Southwest Florida Water Management District (Brooksville)

Program Requirements:
• 120 hours for 3 credits or 160 for 4 credits per semester;
• Submission of written work product;
• Submission of detailed timesheets; and
• Periodic classroom/meeting component.

Eligibility Requirements:
• Successful completion of all first-year required courses;
• Be in good academic standing;
• Pass a background check (for placement with NOAA); and
• Successful completion of Environmental Law and/or Administrative Law (preferred).

Application Requirements:
• Submit a completed application by the appropriate deadline (for more information, see; and
• For placement with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, there will be an interview with the hosting organization.

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