Environmental Law Externship
3 or 4 Credit Hours
Depending on placement
(variable credits enrollments may be available during the COVID-19 pandemic)
Paul Boudreaux, Professor of Law
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.
• Center for Biological Diversity
• Hillsborough County Environmental Protection Commission (Tampa)
• National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (St. Petersburg)
• Ocean Conservancy (St. Petersburg)
• Dept. of Environmental Protection (Tallahassee - student must be previously accepted by DEP)
• Environmental Protection Agency (Washington, DC - student must be previously accepted by EPA)
• 128 hours for 3 credits or 170 for 4 credits per semester;
• Submission of written work product;
• Submission of detailed timesheets; and
• Periodic classroom/meeting component.
• 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).
• Submit a completed application by the appropriate deadline (for more information, visit the Clinics and Externships page) and
• For placement with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, there will be an interview with the hosting organization.