Environmental Law Externship

Credit Hours: 3-4
Overseeing Professor: Paul Boudreaux

About The Program

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
  • 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)

Program Requirements

  • Hours per semester:
    • 128 hours for 3 credits
    • 170 hours for 4 credits
  • Submission of written work product
  • Submission of detailed timesheets
  • Periodic classroom/meeting component