Stanback Fellowship Program

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The Stanback Fellowship Program provides law students with significant project-based learning experiences in environmental advocacy, policy, and research.

The Stanback Fellowship Program is a program exclusive to Duke students that offers paid summer internships with environmental advocacy organizations nationwide. The program is administered by the Nicholas School of the Environment through the generous support of Mr. & Mrs. Fred Stanback.

Although Stanback postings include internships for both undergraduate and graduate students, each year several environmental legal organizations post 1L and 2L legal internships with the law school. Stanback legal fellows gain valuable transferrable skills relevant to litigation, transactional, corporate, and policy work. Applicants do not have to be interested in long-term environmental careers or have prior environmental experience to be competitive.

Past employers include the Duke Environmental Law and Policy Clinic, Earthjustice, Environmental Working Group, Natural Resources Defense Counsel, Sierra Club, Southern Environmental Law Center, and the North Carolina Conservation Network.