Student Positions

CLEE is delighted to have graduate and undergraduate student interns join us in advancing our cutting-edge research in environmental law and policy. Past opportunities have spanned from pro-bono attorneys conducting work with us over the course of multiple semesters to undergraduate students from universities around the country joining our team as summer interns.

What to expect

As a volunteer with CLEE, you should expect to work alongside leaders in the field advancing innovative and timely work on environmental law and policy. We are committed to ensuring that our volunteers and interns are doing work that prepares them for a career in environmental and energy governance.

Graduate Student Researchers

UC Berkeley students are encouraged to pursue research with us over the course of the semester as GSRs. To be considered for the Fall or Spring semester cohort, please email with your resume, unofficial transcript, and brief cover letter describing your area of interest by the deadline listed below.
Fall Semester Apply by April 15
Spring Semester Apply by November 15

Additionally, we hire grad students on an ad hoc basis for specific projects, you can find a list of open projects here.

We also hire graduate students – both from UC Berkeley and other universities – as research associates over the summer when projects are available. 


Undergraduate internships

We frequently have undergraduate students from UC Berkeley work with us during the school year and summer, as well as students from other universities over the summer. We ask undergraduate students to commit to working with us at least 50% time for a minimum of 10 weeks over the summer.

We are not typically able to provide funding for our undergraduates, but we encourage students to seek out available resources in their departments and at their home universities, which will often have programs to support undergraduate research.

Summer  Apply by April 1
Fall Semester Apply by July 1
Spring Semester Apply by November 1

To apply, email with your resume, unofficial transcript, and brief cover letter describing your area of interest. 

Practitioner opportunities

There is a range of ways that professional practitioners can engage in our research projects. If you are a practitioner in environmental and/or energy law and policy and are interested in our work, please reach out to us to discuss opportunities for getting involved.

Contact us at to express interest in a program or to find out more about our currently available opportunities. We accept practitioners on a rolling basis as positions become available.