The National Sea Grant Law Center


  • Sea Grant Law Diversity Internship Program – Internship Announcement

  • December 13th, 2021 — Category: Miscellaneous

  • The National Sea Grant Law Center (NSGLC) at the University of Mississippi School of Law in Oxford, MS is seeking applicants for the Sea Grant Law Diversity Internship Program (SGLDIP) for the summer of 2022. The internship seeks to provide experiential learning opportunities to a law school student from a diverse background in the field of ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes law, with an emphasis on issues facing underrepresented or indigenous communities.

    The NSGLC is a federally funded legal research, education, outreach center that works with organizations throughout the country to address legal issues related to our oceans and coasts. The NSGLC is part of the broader Sea Grant network, which includes programs at universities within the nation’s coastal states. For more information about the NSGLC, visit the program’s website at

    Over the course of the 8-week internship, the intern will receive both national and state-level research and professional development experience. The intern will have a unique opportunity to enhance his or her legal education by conducting research and outreach alongside NSGLC attorneys in Oxford, Mississippi and the 2022 SGLDIP partner, the Virginia Coastal Policy Center (VCPC) at the William & Mary School of Law in Williamsburg, Virginia. The VCPC, a Virginia Sea Grant partner, provides non-advocacy science-based legal and policy analysis of ecological issues affecting the state’s coastal resources.

    The intern will contribute to the VCPC by assisting with resilience work for several rural, underrepresented, and tribal communities in Virginia. The intern will travel to the Virginia Coastal Policy Center (VCPC) at the William & Mary School of Law in Williamsburg, Virginia for a one-week placement. The intern will also assist with NSGLC projects and participate in professional development opportunities provided by the NSGLC. The intern may spend seven weeks of the internship at NSGLC offices in Oxford, MS, or work virtually, depending on circumstances.

    Interested applicants should submit a personal statement, resume, a letter of recommendation, and transcript (need not be an official transcript) to Terra Bowling, NSGLC Research Counsel II, by January 25, 2022. The selected intern will receive a $6,080 stipend, as well as paid travel expenses for the placement week at VCPC.

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