EPA Region 6 Office of Regional Counsel
2011 Summer Intern Honors Program
The Office of Regional Counsel, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6,
located in Dallas, Texas, is looking for law students to participate in our Summer Intern
Honors Program. Under this program, EPA Region 6 will select students to work as
interns in an intensive training program that will expose them to demanding front-line
environmental enforcement (civil and criminal) or counseling work this summer. The
interns will work at EPA’s office in Dallas. Selections will be made on a rolling basis
until all positions are filled, and no applications will be accepted after February 11, 2011.
Accepted law students can expect to work on both substantive and procedural matters
involving almost every EPA program (e.g., Superfund, RCRA, Clean Air Act, Clean
Water Act, etc.), attend strategy meetings with agency clients and negotiations with the
regulated community in enforcement and other cases, receive formal briefings from
agency expert attorneys on current front-burner issues, and participate in local
environmental bar educational and social sessions.
Applicants must meet the requirements of EPA Order 3100.4B (text attached; if the order
is not legible in the electronic format in which it appears, send an email to Ms. Chang-
Vaughan and it will be sent to you in PDF format) to participate in this program. The
Summer Intern Honors Program will begin May 23, 2011, and will end August 5, 2011.
Region 6 understands that students may be available only during part of the summer and
we will try to accommodate student availability. Although Region 6 encourages
applicants from across the nation, EPA cannot provide travel expenses. Moreover, as
stated in Order 3100.4B, a student volunteer is not a Federal employee for any purpose
other than injury compensation and the Federal Tort Claims Act. These are unpaid
positions. Service is not creditable for leave accrual or any other employee benefit.
Students who wish to participate in the Summer Intern Honors Program must submit a:
1. Cover Letter (Applicants Letter of Intent)
3. Writing Sample
4. Sponsorship Letter from Applicants Law School (model attached)
5. EPA Form 3100-14 (attached) (applicant should fill out only the areas which
call for the applicants name, citizenship information, proposed arrival date, proposed
termination date, and information regarding the sponsoring institution. Applicants must
also sign Form 3100-14 at participant signature).
Applicants should E-mail, post, or fax these documents to:
Ellen Chang-Vaughan (6RC-EW)
Office of Regional Counsel
U.S. EPA Region 6
1445 Ross Avenue
Dallas, TX 75202-2733
Fax (214) 665-3177
Phone (214) 665-7328
As indicated in the order, students must be sponsored by a law school. The law school
must submit a letter which states the applicants eligibility and explains the relevance of
the Summer Honors Intern Program to the students educational goals. A model letter is
attached to this announcement. Questions regarding this program should be addressed to
Ms. Chang-Vaughan at (214) 665-7328. The Environmental Protection Agency is an
Equal Opportunity Employer; women, minorities and students with disabilities are
encouraged to apply.