Fellowships Committee

Francine M. Ffolkes
3900 Commonwealth Blvd., MS 35
Tallahassee, FL 32399-6575
E-mail: francine.ffolkes@dep.state.fl.us





The Environmental and Land Use Law Section (ELULS) of The Florida Bar is pleased to announce the Florida Environmental Public Interest (FEPI) Summer Fellowship for eligible Florida law students during the summer of 2013.  The FEPI Summer fellowship is designed to encourage qualified law students to study and pursue careers in public interest environmental and land use law.  The fellowship is a Section-funded 8-10 week full-time summer internship at a nonprofit public interest organization, private law firm or solo practitioner working in the field of public interest environmental or land use law.[i]  The fellowship funds one law student with a $5,000 stipend.

Prospective employers must be a nonprofit public interest organization with an ongoing practice in Florida, or a private Florida law firm or solo practitioner that can demonstrate that their practice is primarily public interest.  Prospective employers must agree to have the fellow work only on public interest matters.  The applicant must identify an eligible prospective employer and secure a letter of agreement from that employer as part of application process.

The FEPI Summer Fellowship is open to first or second year Florida law school students with an interest in pursuing a career in public interest environmental law.  Application materials are available below.

Completed applications and related documents must be received 4:00 p.m. on May 1, 2013.

          [i] To qualify as a host, a private law firm or solo practitioner must provide information in the host letter that accurately depicts their public interest practice as it relates to their whole practice and must agree to only have the fellow working on their public interest cases.