Coastal and Marine Law and Policy Internship

July 17, 2014

Policy Fellow Studies University-Community Partnerships

Jennifer Murray-McClain is joining Virginia Sea Grant this summer as a coastal resource policy fellow. Jennifer will be exploring possibilities
July 15, 2014

Fellow Investigates Ways to Partner Universities with Community

To strengthen economic development in the area, Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission (MPPDC) and Virginia Sea Grant (VASG) are investigating ways to get Virginia universities to partner with the community.
July 3, 2014

Aberdeen Creek Seeks Maintanence, Funding

Thomas Wysong, Virginia Sea Grant Policy Intern, is looking for a way to dredge Aberdeen Creek with a policy that doesn’t raise taxes, doesn’t divert current funds, and distributes revenue fairly.
June 27, 2014

VCU Student Evaluates How to Fund Dredging of Creek

Thomas Wysong is joining Virginia Sea Grant (VASG) as one of this summer’s coastal resource policy fellows. Thomas will evaluate the potential for creating a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district
April 3, 2014

Law Students Compare Fisheries to Local Government

Externs compared fisheries management plans with local land use ordinances to see to what extent fisheries policy and local government align.
November 27, 2013

W&M Law Students Work to Advise Town on Becoming a City

Through their research, the College of William and Mary law students helped to determine the costs associated with this transition and forming of the new government structure.
July 2, 2013
Marine Policy Intern Blina Kruja. ©Stephanie Chavez/VASG

Marine Policy Intern Studies Bay Management

As Virginia Sea Grant’s summer marine policy intern, Blina Kruja will investigate the relationships between different groups involved in ecosystem management in the Chesapeake Bay.
December 5, 2011
Mary-Carson Saunders. ©Margaret Pizer/VASG

Assessing the Role of Local Governments in Cleaning up the Bay

Law intern Mary-Carson Saunders asks "Why should local governments participate in this regulation if they are not required to do so?"
December 1, 2011
Alex Horning. ©Janet Krenn/VASG

Law Intern Compares Climate Adaptation in VA, MD

Alex Horning compiled case studies on the approaches communities in both states are taking to climate change adaptation.
October 25, 2011

Summer Policy Intern Mapped Regulatory Networks in VA

Devi Glick, Virginia Sea Grant 2011 summer policy intern, first became interested in marine policy in high school, when she volunteered with a local baykeeper organization that did water quality monitoring.
April 29, 2011

Law Internships Broaden Students’ Horizons

A legal internship or externship at Virginia Sea Grant provides an excellent opportunity for law students to learn about the policy, economic, and scientific aspects of environmental law, regulation, and development.
February 21, 2011

Law Interns Investigate Marine Spatial Planning

During the Spring of 2011, Virginia Sea Grant continued its Coastal and Marine Law & Policy Internship. This year’s interns, second year William & Mary law students Jennifer Lonergan and Ryan Stephens, have been working on creating a comprehensive list of state, local, and federal officials who are important to marine spatial planning on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. This has involved building from the work of past interns, who began a database of contact names, email addresses, and phone numbers of people in Eastern Shore communities, Virginia State Government, and relevant federal agencies. Jennifer and Ryan identified relevant local officials, state agencies, and federal officials in order to find key players in the region who could be instrumental in the implementation of marine spatial planning. "This project has given me substantial insight into all of the different interests involved in policy decisions," says Ryan. Ryan and Jennifer are both returning to their studies at William & Mary after the completion of the internship.
January 26, 2011

Interns Analyze Virginia’s Legal Landscapes

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September 30, 2010

2010 Summer Interns

This summer, Virginia Sea Grant welcomed one communications intern, Gabriella March, and two policy interns, Jennifer Reichle and Jessica Eckerlin.

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