Skip to main content

Student Opportunities at U.S.-Asia Partnerships for Environmental Law

Layout Builder


The U.S.-Asia Partnerships for Environmental Law (PEL) creates a variety of opportunities for Vermont Law School students to engage with our program. On campus we host guest scholars and lecturers, language tables, shared meals, and monthly tea times that allow the VLS community to explore Asia Environmental Governance issues in an informal setting. Below are a few other opportunities we facilitate. 


PEL recruits one Fellow annually to work with the program. Fellows work closely with PEL staff to coordinate and implement projects and often take a lead role in major projects. Check back regularly for new announcements. 


PEL hires one to two research associates per semester to provide critical assistance on cutting-edge research projects relating to environmental issues in China and throughout Southeast Asia.


PEL develops and offers courses on Asia environmental governance including Introduction to Chinese Law, Comparative Environmental Law, and Environmental Governance in the Developing World.

2018 Information session PPT for Environmental Governance in the Developing World.



PEL has created many summer externship opportunities for Vermont Law School students who are interested in working on environmental, energy, and climate change issues related to China and Asia. Since 2008, Vermont Law students have interned in Beijing, Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Bangkok, and Washington D.C. with organizations such as WWF-Hong Kong, Greenpeace, China Environment Forum at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the Environmental Appeals Board of USEPA.  We encourage students to contact us if they are interested in pursuing one and we will work together to find the best opportunity. 

Greenpeace, Beijing, China

World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Asia

China Environment Forum (CEF), Washington D.C.