Thomas J. Tourish Memorial Endowed Fund Internship

The Thomas J. Tourish, Jr. P'11 Memorial Endowed Fund, established by Deborah L. Dokken, P'11, honors her late husband, Thomas J. Tourish, Jr. P'11, and provides two F&M students with the opportunity to work as interns during the summer with the US Attorney's Office, District of Columbia.    **Applications are now being accepted through December 3, 2018. Applications can be found on Handshake internship posting #2048179.**

About Thomas J. Tourish, Jr. P'11:

Mr. Thomas J. Tourish, Jr. P'11, father of Jeremy A. Tourish '11, served as Deputy Chief of the Appellate Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Columbia for 25 years. The Tourish Memorial Endowed Fund was created in his memory and is designed to further his dedication to the law and public service.  

About the Internship:

Two F&M interns will work in the US Attorney's Office office from the first Monday in June through the second week in August and will be provided with a stipend to cover housing and travel costs

The interns are expected to have the opportunity to participate in some or all of the following:

  • Assist in case preparation to support Assistant U.S. Attorneys.

  • Conduct legal research on a broad range of criminal justice issues

  • Help with management of legal projects

  • Serve other needs of the office

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA

  • Current Junior (rising Senior) in good standing

  • Excellent writing skills

  • Ability to think critically

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively

  • Interest in public service and the law

  • Available to US Citizens only 

  • Ability to obtain security clearance (Note:  the security clearance process will inquire as to prior drug and alcohol use.  Finalists will be required to meet with the Director of Legal Professions Advising and go over security clearance questions and other forms.  Finalists not able to pass a background check will be disqualified from this opportunity.)

Application Process:

Materials: Please submit the following through Handshake #2048179 :

  • Cover letter expressing your interest in the internship, addressed to the United States Attorney's Office

  • Resume

  • Writing sample

  • A letter of recommendation (optional)

Security Clearance: The positions require the ability to obtain security clearance.  If you are accepted, you will be expected to respond timely to any requests so that your security clearance can be processed expeditiously.  Any delay in the security clearance process may result in revocation of an internship offer.  

Interviews:  Interviews may be conducted by F&M as part of the selection process


Steinwurtzel Environmental and Legal Fellowship at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation

The Steinwurtzel Environmental and Legal Fellowship, established by Robert Steinwurtzel, Esq., ’75, P’16, honors Professor Grier Stephenson and provides an F&M student with the opportunity to work as a paid fellow with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Environmental Protection and Restoration Program in Harrisburg, PA.   ** Applications open at the end of the year and are due in February.  Due date for 2019 TBD.**

About the Chesapeake Bay Foundation:

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is an advocacy and educational non-profit organization dedicated to saving the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers, which cover a 64,000 square mile watershed across six states and is home to more than 18 million people and 3,000 species of plants and animals.  CBF has offices in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia and 15 field centers. For more than 50 years, CBF has created a broad understanding of the Bay's health and engaged public leaders in making commitments to restore the Chesapeake.

About the Internship:

The fellow will work in CBF’s Harrisburg office for a period of approximately ten (10) weeks and will be provided with a stipend to cover housing and travel costs.  

The fellow will work with CBF’s Environmental Protection and Restoration Program (EPR), which includes lawyers, scientists, planners, grassroots, and communications staff who work on a wide spectrum of Bay-related issues, including water and air quality, point and non-point source pollution, land use and conservation, growth management, transportation, wetlands protection, and fisheries management.  The fellow will support EPR’s advocacy to enforce existing laws and to develop more effective regulatory programs through participation in local, state, and federal regulatory initiatives, legislative work before the Pennsylvania General Assembly, public policy work, and many other CBF-specific initiatives to protect and enhance water quality in the Bay and its tidal tributaries.

The fellow may be asked to travel within the watershed and to attend at least one of CBF’s educational field trips (canoeing, work boat, skipjack, etc.) for a direct experience with the natural resources CBF strives to protect.

The fellow is expected to have the opportunity to participate in some or all of the following:

  • Help to prepare policy positions and presentations, craft proposed legislation, and monitor legislative study committees

  • Work with staff to investigate and critique implementation of state laws and regulations

  • Engage in research into public policy initiatives and engage in comparative analysis and critical thinking

  • Work with other staff to experience “on-the-ground” environmental activities (e.g., delineation of foreign or invasive wetland plants, tour of industrial facilities)

  • Conduct research on a broad range of environmental issues

  • Help with management of legal projects (e.g., conservation easement negotiation and drafting; permit reviews)

  • Excellent writing skills

  • Ability to think critically

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively

  • Interest in environmental issues, advocacy, law and public policy preferred

Application Process:

Materials:  Please submit the following to Jennifer Fleckenstein ( in the Office of Student and Post-Graduate Development:

  • A cover letter addressed to Trisha Salvia, Esquire, Staff Attorney, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, concisely summarizing your interest in and qualifications for the fellowship

  • A resume or vitae

  • A writing sample, preferably persuasive writing or critical analysis of an issue

  • A letter of recommendation (optional)


  • Applications will be reviewed by the F&M Faculty Committee, composed of faculty from the Government and Earth & Environment Departments

  • Finalists will be interviewed on campus by CBF in March

Award:  Steinwurtzel Legal Fellowship is generally awarded by the end of March