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Environmental Law Institute Research Internship

The Environmental Law Institute (ELI), a non-profit research and education center in Washington, DC, seeks individuals to conduct research on natural resource protection and pollution prevention. Interns work directly with staff attorneys, scientists and economists on a variety of projects. Substantive areas of focus include: land use policy, public participation in environmental regulation, biodiversity, air quality, public health, hazardous waste and brownfields, wetlands and watershed policy, international environmental policy, environmental management systems, and environmental enforcement. Interns conduct library and internet research, attend and report on outside events, review and summarize scholarly material, assist with preparation for environmental training courses, conduct telephone interviews, and perform various administrative tasks.


Positions are available throughout the academic year (minimum 15 hours/week) and during the summer (full-time). Candidates should possess superior research, writing and interpersonal communication skills, as well as a strong desire to gain knowledge of the environmental field. A strong academic background is required, but specific environmental experience is not mandatory. Applicants must have completed freshman year of college. Compensation is not available, but a small transportation stipend is provided.

To apply, send a cover letter explaining interest and availability, resume (include overall GPA), and 3-5 page analytical writing sample to:

Intern Coordinator
Environmental Law Institute
2000 L Street, NW
Suite 620
Washington, DC 20036
Fax: (202) 939-3868
Email: internsearch@eli.org

Please note that applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.

ELI is an equal opportunity employer strongly committed to providing equal opportunity and to achieving an inclusive, diverse workforce that values every individual. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.


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