There are no current openings at CELP.
Each summer CELP seeks to host a legal intern with a demonstrated interest in environmental issues. There are a number of projects interns may work on: researching issues related to water management in Washington, identifying alternative water legal systems, drafting potential legislation, submitting comments and responses to agency rule making and engaging in litigation. Exact internship dates are flexible depending on academic schedules, but generally run from June – August, and lasts 10 weeks.
Qualified candidates will have completed their 2L year and taken an environmental law course, with coursework or clinical experience in administrative law preferred. Applications are typically due by mid-March, so check back in early January for more details on the application process. For additional information, please email our Legal and Policy Director, Maggie Franquemont.
2022 Legal Intern
Raised in the foothills of the White Mountains, Bridget has been passionate about the outdoors since childhood. After spending time as a volunteer in American Samoa, Bridget decided to pursue a career that would allow her to work towards protecting natural resources and the wild places she loves. As a law student at the University of Washington School of Law, she has developed an interest in the intersection of Indigenous rights and environmental law. Bridget is thrilled to be interning with CELP this summer to gain conservation policy experience and to learn more about Washington’s waters and water policies from the CELP team. Outside of law school, Bridget loves ski touring, backpacking, and baking plenty of snacks to fuel the adventures.
Ling Zhuang, 2021
Ling is an LLM student at the University of Washington School of Law. Prior to that, she was a full-stack GIS (Geographic Information System) developer for two decades, working with governmental agencies from federal to municipal such as the Bureau of Land Management and Seattle Public Utilities. Ling also has led and participated in numerous community services. She currently serves as a commissioner for the City of Bellevue Environmental Services Commission.
Sara Gaylon, 2020
Sara is a rising 3L at Vermont Law School and received her Bachelor’s in Economics & History from the University of Oregon. Prior to beginning law school, Sara worked for the California State Water Resources Control Board. Sara became interested in water law because she was raised in an environmentally-focused family and has always had a passion for protecting our natural resources. Sara grew up in the outdoors, camping and hiking in the Sierra Nevadas. Now, she’s enjoying the Green Mountains in Vermont.
Jennifer Seely, 2020
Jennifer served as a student extern with CELP during spring 2020. She sythesized law and science to draft a comment opposing a proposed flood control dam in the Chehalis basin, advocating instead for a resilient landscape design approach that would better serve all upstream and downstream Chehalis River communities.
Jennifer is a student at the University of Washington School of Law. She received her Bachelor’s in Anthropology with a concentration in environmental studies from Kenyon College.
Ted Howard, 2019 Fellow
A recently-minted attorney, Ted was with CELP on a one-year fellowship. He received a J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis and an M.Phil. from the University of Oslo in Norway. Ted has previously worked with the Sierra Club, Great Rivers Environmental Law Center, the Oglala Lakota (Sioux) Tribe in South Dakota, and was a founding editor of the interdisciplinary environmental journal Tvergastein. Ted grew up surrounded by the natural splendor of Puget Sound, in Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve on Whidbey Island.
During his fellowship Ted wrote a paper on the water supply effect of agricultural efficiency. He participated in WRIA 49 watershed planning meetings, studied habitat mitigation scoring, did extensive public records research, including review of Ecology’s water right curtailments, helped draft comment letters, and assisted on some of CELP’s ongoing litigation. We are thankful for all of his work.
Meredith Bro, 2018
While earning her undergraduate degree from The University of Mississippi in political science and journalism, Meredith spent time interning in Washington, D.C. at a bipartisan consulting firm where she gained unique insight into the realm of political advocacy. Following her undergraduate career, she headed to the Big Easy to attend law school, which lead to her interest in natural resources law. She then interned with the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources where she developed a greater understanding of the interconnectivity between the roles of the state and federal governments, as well as private entities and their relationship with our environment.
When not in school, Meredith enjoys hiking, kayaking, and riding her bike along the New Orleans levee. During her time at CELP, she hopes to gain a greater understanding of Washington State water law as a tool to craft rules that set a sustainable standard for water use in Washington state.
Maggie Franquemont, 2017
Maggie Franquemont grew up along Colorado’s Front Range and let her love of the outdoors take her to Bozeman, MT where she earned her BS in Land Rehabilitation from Montana State University. Working for the national parks inspired her to return to school to pursue her JD from the University of Oregon where she is beginning her final year. Maggie hopes to focus on water law and encouraging interdisciplinary work so that she can fight our planet’s environmental problems on a united front across many interests. In addition to skiing and climbing Maggie also enjoys biking and kayaking across the Pacific Northwest. Her favorite dinosaur is the Stegosaurus.
Maggie was hired on as the Legal and Policy Director in the summer of 2021.
Adam Wicks-Arshack, 2016
JD/PhD, University of Idaho focusing on water resource management, Pacific lamprey and freshwater mussels. As an intern with CELP, Adam focused on scrutinizing inter-basin water right transfers and researching connections between water withdrawals and the Columbia River Treaty.
Eric Hill, 2011
Gonzaga University School of Law, most passionate about fighting climate change
Emilee Syrewicze, 2010
Vermont Law School, concentrating on environmental law and corporate-nonprofit law
Amy Harrington, 2010
University of Oregon School of Law, pursuing a certificate of completion in Environmental Law and Natural Resources
Sean Michael Hackett, 2009
Gonzaga University School of Law