The Duke University Stanback Internship Program provides Duke students with project-based learning experiences in energy, conservation, advocacy, policy, research, law and applied resource management. The Internship Program is open to any Duke student - undergraduate, graduate, and international students - who will be enrolled in Fall 2019 classes. Internships are located throughout the US, and the internship is for 11-weeks and interns receive up to $6,000 stipend.
The majority of intern candidates will be Nicholas School students pursuing the degree of Master of Environmental Management (MEM) or Master of Forestry (MF). The MEM and MF degree programs stress interdisciplinary approaches to environmental problem solving. Program specialization tracks within the degrees include conservation science and policy, forest management, coastal management, environmental economics and policy, global environmental change, and water and air resources.
This Stanback internship is limited to Duke University students only. Students from the Duke Law School, Fuqua School of Business, Sanford School of Public Policy, Pratt School of Engineering, and other undergraduate programs are also invited to apply for Stanback internships.
Legal interns undertake research and writing in support of ongoing lawsuits, administrative comments, Congressional testimony, media releases, fact sheets, and analytic papers. Our interns are fully integrated into ongoing projects and new advocacy opportunities as they arise. Our intent is to give interns the most true-to-life experiences while augmenting our ability to benefit public health and the environment.
As noted above, a legal intern’s overall responsibility would be to undertake the same advocacy tasks as a junior staff attorney. Typical activities include performing legal research for briefs or rulemaking comments; drafting fact sheets, white papers, press releases, reports or letters; attending Congressional hearings or lobbying visits with Congressional staff; and participating in environmental community strategy sessions and meetings with other stakeholders.