[Law-envtlcert] DEP Internship Opportunity

Jennifer Walsh jwalsh at law.fsu.edu
Mon Jul 23 11:20:39 EDT 2018

Dear Environmental Certificate Students:

The Department of Environmental Protection, General Counsel, will be holding On-Campus Interviews on August 17th. Please see the description below. If you're interested, apply on Symplicity no later than August 1st. If you interview, are offered the position and would like to receive academic credit, contact Marianne Chan at the Externship Office immediately: mchan at law.fsu.edu<mailto:mchan at law.fsu.edu>.

The Office of General Counsel provides legal counsel and represents the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. The office focuses on Florida's environmental priorities, such as restoring America's Everglades; improving air quality; restoring and protecting the water quality in Florida's springs, lakes, rivers and coastal waters; conserving environmentally sensitive lands; and providing residents and visitors with varied recreational opportunities.

To expose interns to the practice of law from the perspective of a public-sector attorney, interns will be exposed to the Office of General Counsel's (OGC) diverse practice areas, such as administrative, appellate, environmental, land use, legislative, litigation, finance, and real estate law. Each intern will have an opportunity to explore our practice areas under the supervision of knowledgeable, experienced attorneys.

Each internship experience is unique, based primarily on OGC's needs, and the calendar of work that arises during a given semester.

Generally, interns should expect to enjoy many of the following opportunities:
1. Assignments that ensure an informative exposure to many of the Department's practice areas and attorneys. Often interns research and draft legal memoranda, prepare motions, assist with preparation for trials or administrative hearings, engage in developing administrative rules, observe depositions, assist in preparing rule packages, or assist in preparing the necessary legal documents for real property transactions;
2. Inside exposure to how the Department runs and operates, potentially including meeting with top officials from federal or state agencies;
3. Potentially attending arguments or trials in federal or state courts and hearings before the Division of Administrative Hearings; and
4. Social outings with the opportunity to interact with our lawyers on an informal basis.

To accomplish this, interns working in Tallahassee may spend one-half of their internship assisting the litigation sections and one-half of their internship assisting the program sections.

Interns are generally not permitted to work for another law office while completing their internship with the Department.

Jennifer Walsh
Faculty Support | Environmental Program Associate
Florida State University College of Law
425 W. Jefferson St., Tallahassee, FL 32306 | Suite A227
T: 850-645-8749 | F: 850-644-7282 | jwalsh at law.fsu.edu<mailto:jwalsh at law.fsu.edu>

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