Student Spotlight

Vickie Gillette, Student Extern

Vickie Gillette

Vickie Gillette
Class of 2011
Student Extern at Orange County Coastkeeper

Question 3

What is a typical day like at your externship?

Typically the day starts out with an assignment from the supervising attorney. This can include anything from writing a comment letter, to researching for an upcoming case, to writing a consent decree communication. There is rarely a dull moment in the office which is buzzing with all the other different staff members such as the education coordinator and video/photographer staff. Since the weather is so beautiful in Southern California, the sun beams through the office windows. The office door is made up of two French doors and since they are usually left open, a nice breeze comes in and throughout the office. Whatever task is at hand, be it researching a local city’s wastewater treatment or figuring out the annual rainfall for the city of Colton, there is always something interesting and thought-provoking about it.