Hoang Tran, 2012, Woodrow Wilson School

In this internship, I worked with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Regional Counsel. In particular, I assisted both a civil investigator and the Deputy Regional Counsel in researching and drafting reports. In the first half of the summer, I researched a defending company’s corporate structure and history, providing information to the Civil Investigator. In the second half, I aided the Deputy Regional Counsel in researching a new method of natural gas drilling; ultimately making a PowerPoint presentation that was presented to top federal attorneys in D.C. The experience taught me much about working in the federal government and in the field of law in general.