Stanback Program

What is the Stanback Internship Program?

The Stanback Internship program provides Duke students with significant summer work experience in advocacy, environmental policy, grassroots conservation, and applied resource management. The program is run by the Nicholas School of the Environment through the generous support of Mr. & Mrs. Fred Stanback. The program is a partnership between the Nicholas School and targeted environmental organizations.

Stanback Internship positions are unique because they are open only to Duke students. Students earn a stipend of $5,000 for 11 weeks of full-time work. Many of the internships with Stanback sponsorship are for direct legal positions in litigation or corporate work, while others of interest that also build transferable legal skills include those in government or legislative affairs or policy.

Students do not have to be interested in environmental careers long term or have prior environmental experience but should see these internships as opportunities to develop a wide range of skills that are transferable to many practice areas.

For more general information about the Stanback Program, please visit the Nicholas School website. For questions and more information regarding positions available and suitable for law students, please email Emily Sharples or Stella Boswell


Key Dates:

  • Review Summer 2016 internships on Duke Environment Career Link from January 1 - 25 using the Job Search Advanced Search feature for Stanback Internships.
  • Submit your resume, cover letter, and any other requested documents to any internships of interest by January 25. 
  • If selected for an on campus interview, attend the Stanback Interview Day at the Searle Center on Friday, February 26.

Miss the Stanback Program on January 15th?
Here is the Powerpoint presentation.