The Institute for Energy and the Environment at Vermont Law School

The Institute for Energy and the Environment at Vermont Law School is again offering 2-3 summer internships for students in environmental studies and sciences who have at least completed their sophomore year by the start of the internship.  Our Clean Energy Advocacy Internships offer a chance for 2-3 students interested in future careers in clean energy advocacy to spend the summer with us at our Institute for Energy and the Environment and to work on one of our research or energy clinic teams which are each made up of 3-5 Master of Energy Regulation and Law grad students or JD students specializing in energy law with faculty supervision.  Our teams are currently working on issues ranging from advancing community solar for underserved communities, affordable net zero housing development, sustainable solar siting on agricultural lands and exploring energy and environmental policy issues around biodigesters for our new Farm and Energy Initiative.   Last summer we had two great interns, from the Centre College and the University of Vermont, and we are excited to hear from you about why we should select one of your deserving students this year.


Clean energy advocacy interns are paid a $1,000 stipend (taxable), can take one of our two-week summer sessions energy classes for free (2 credits) and work with our faculty and graduate/JD students on clean energy projects.  The internship begins the day after Memorial day and ends Friday, July 31st  (we have some flexibility in start/stop dates) which is the same as our summer environmental program.  Application materials include a current resume, cover letter explaining the student’s interest in a clean energy advocacy career, and one letter of recommendation from an undergraduate professor.  Applications are due via email by Sunday March 15th to Molly Smith, IEE Program Coordinator, [email protected]   We anticipate making decisions by the end of March following Skype interviews.    Molly or I would be glad to answer any questions about these internships or our clean energy law and policy program.


You and your students can learn more about our summer environmental program here.   Our Master of Energy Regulation and Law and JD in energy law programs here. And our Institute for Energy and the Environment here.  Thanks for passing this information on to your interested students.


My best,





Kevin B. Jones, PhD

Director and Professor of Energy Law and Policy

Institute for Energy and the Environment

Vermont Law School



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