Summer Externship Program

Students selected for summer externships work with a state, federal or local government agency or a public interest group on environmental or land use law issues under the supervision of an attorney and a faculty advisor.  Students can receive up to 6 hours of academic credit for an externship. Externships are carefully designed to ensure the students a wide variety of work experiences and academic components.  For more information on how to apply for externships, please visit the general Externships site.

Past Externship Placements

  • The Audubon Society
  • Alachua County Forever (Gainesville, FL)
  • Center for Biological Diversity
  • Center for International Environmental Law
  • City of Jacksonville – General Counsel’s Office
  • Defenders of Wildlife (Washington, DC)
  • EarthJustice
  • Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide
  • Florida Department of Transportation – General Counsel’s Office
  • Florida Division of Administrative Hearing
  • Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission
  • Hillsborough County Environmental Protection Commission
  • New Orleans Redevelopment Authority (New Orleans, LA)
  • National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
  • Orange County Attorney’s Office – Land Use, Environmental & Local Government Law
  • Pasco County Attorney’s Office – Land Use, Environmental & Local Government Law
  • Public Trust Environmental Law Institute of Florida (Environmental & Land Use Law)
  • St. Johns River Water Management District
  • Seminole County State Attorney’s Office – Land Use, Environmental & Local Government Law
  • The Nature Conservancy (Conservation Land Acquisition and Management)
  • The Ocean Conservancy
  • U.S. Department of Interior – Solicitor’s Office
  • U.S. Department of Justice (Environment & Natural Resources Division)
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – Region IV (Atlanta, GA)
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Administrative Law Judges (Environmental and Administrative Law)
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – Office of Enforcement & Compliance Assurance (Washington, DC)


elizabeth turner“I participated in the Summer Honors Program at the U.S. EPA Office of General Counsel in D.C. As a clerk in the Water Law Office, I worked on a variety of assignments for ongoing litigation involving permits and regulations promulgated under the Clean Water Act. My summer was an excellent experience and reaffirmed my desire to pursue a career in environmental law.”
— Elizabeth Turner