Internship Opportunities

Interns can expect to do a variety of legal research and writing on issues for litigation purposes or for other environmental advocacy efforts. Depending on the project area, research may involve federal and state environmental statutes and regulations, including procedural and evidentiary issues. In addition to doing research, interns are immersed in case and project management, and encouraged to partake in educational out-of-office opportunities. For example, interns may join meetings on environmental policy with government officials and leaders of other environmental groups, watch court hearings, attend depositions, or participate in public hearings. We hold periodic seminars to introduce our summer interns to a wide range of environmental issues and projects, and host other special events and outings, including a summer hike or canoe trip.

Learn how staffer Jean Zhuang went from intern to attorney.

I grew up with the forest as my home. It is close to heart, and something I want to continue to protect through work like I did this summer.

Hallie Lipsey, SELC Intern 2018

About SELC: At our core, we are place-based, rooted in our region, and connected with the communities and clients we serve. We believe in an equitable and inclusive workplace that reflects the rich racial and cultural diversity of our region and allows diverse perspectives to come to the forefront. We approach our work with the highest level of integrity, holding ourselves to high standards with an emphasis on honesty, accountability, and thoughtfulness. We value collaboration and camaraderie, realizing we are strongest when we work together and knowing that everyone has a critical role to play. We strive for impact through a strategic, bold, pragmatic, and ambitious outlook that is dedicated to achieving powerful results. We believe in these values and in the power of SELC. We hope you consider joining us. Learn more at

To Apply: We have completed our hiring process for Summer 2023 Internship positions. We will open the application again at the beginning of July 2023 to begin hiring for Summer 2024 Internship positions.

To learn more about the Glynn D. Key Summer Intern Fellowship position, click here.

Questions? Contact [email protected] with any internship-related inquiries.