Internships & Externships

The Gabel Internship Award Fund

The Gabel Internship Award Fund was established by Daniel and Bunny Gabel in 2009 as a unique opportunity to award a stipend to students at Pace University for undertaking internships at nonprofit organizations that promote environmental activism. Three Pace Law students per year will be awarded funds for participation in a summer internship.  The goal of the program is to promote interest and access to organizations directly involved in environmental activism and the opportunity for students to make a substantive, meaningful contribution to the organization.

In order to be eligible, students must have an interest in environmental activism, maintain a minimum QPA of 3.0 and demonstrate financial need.  Internships will typically be full-time for eight to ten weeks between June and September.  Total award per student is $4,000.

Environmental Studies Undergraduate Internship
A fundamental part of the environmental studies major is the requirement of all students, in their third year, to enroll in the Environmental Internship Course, ENV 380. Students will gain first-hand experience of the process of reconciling individual and community needs and environmental protection through internships in regional/municipal environmental planning agencies and national and local nonprofit agencies.

New York Environmental Law Externship
Students spend twelve hours a week prosecuting environmental law violations in various environmental law enforcement agencies, including the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, the Environmental Crimes Unit of the Westchester County District Attorney, the federal Environmental Protection Agency, and the environmental justice project of the Center for Constitutional Rights.

Washington, D.C., Environmental Law Summer Externship
Students participating in this externship program spend the summer in the nation’s capital, earning course credits while working with federal environmental agencies and nonprofit organizations.

United Nations Environmental Diplomacy Practicum
Through this practicum—an intensive, supervised internship—law students work with the diplomatic mission such as the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN), addressing the major international environmental and conservation issues before the United Nations General Assembly.

International Internship Program
Pace Law’s international law program places students in summer internships with law firms, government agencies, and environmental organizations throughout the world.