Environmental Externships

Second- and third-year students are encouraged to integrate substantive learning with the practice of environmental law through the externship program.

In the program, students receive three credit hours for 120 hours of work during the course of a semester with an organization, business, or government agency in Atlanta. Students may earn as many as six credit hours in externships (field placements) during their tenure in law school. This work allows students to develop their legal skills and to further their legal education in real-world situations.

The following placements are available in the environmental field:

Public Interest

  • Georgia Center for Law in the Public Interest
  • Southern Environmental Law Center
  • Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper


  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Federal Aviation Administration Hazardous Materials
  • Georgia Department of Law Environmental Division
  • Georgia Regional Transportation Authority
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region IV