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Master's Externships

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An integral part of the master's, LLM, and joint degree programs is gaining real world experience through externships. Our students explore environmental law, science, and policy in a wide variety of settings both locally and worldwide. Activities may include counseling, drafting regulations and legislation, preparing legal memoranda, drafting or commenting on environmental or land use plans, and fieldwork related to wetlands, energy efficiency, local food, and other environmental issues.




Recent master's degree students earned credit while working as interns for the following organizations:

  • Animal Legal Defense Fund
  • Center for Biological Diversity
  • Center for International Environmental Law
  • Conservation Law Foundation
  • EarthJustice
  • EarthRights International
  • Environmental Defense Fund
  • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
  • Food and Water Watch
  • Humane Society Legislative Fund
  • Mercy For Animals
  • Midwest Environmental Advocates
  • Natural Resources Defense Council
  • RiverKeeper
  • Texas Water Development Board
  • The Hershey Company, Corporate Social Responsibility Department
  • U.S. Department of Justice, Environmental Enforcement Section
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD)
  • Western Environmental Law Center




Our information page for current students includes the searchable database of past Master's Externships, handbook, contract, and other documents.
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