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Th Environmental Law Institute (ELI) periodically hires recent college graduates to serve as Research Associates. Research Associates work directly with the 15–20 lawyers and scientists in the Research and Policy Division on projects addressing environmental and natural resource protection and pollution prevention. A typical workload combines research and administration.


The Research and Policy Division publishes research studies and conducts a variety of training courses and workshops. Specific subject areas include: air and water quality, climate change, renewable energy, hazardous waste and brownfields, international environmental policy, sustainable land use, biodiversity conservation, wetlands management, freshwater and ocean policy, public health, environmental enforcement, and mining law.

Qualifications:
(1) Superior research, writing, and interpersonal communication skills, and
(2) Strong desire to gain knowledge in the environmental field. A background in environmental issues is preferred but not required. Research Associates are asked to stay for a minimum of two years. This entry-level position is designed for recent college graduates. Previous Research Associates have gone on to law school, graduate school, and other positions in the environmental field.

Salary: $29,000 with excellent benefits.

How to Apply:  Submit an application package via ELI’s online application system. 

Note that your submission must contain three uploaded documents (Word or PDF format), as follows:
(1) Cover letter
(2) Resume (must include overall undergraduate GPA)
(3) Analytical writing sample (preferably not scientific or narrative) of 3-5 pages in length

Please note that although the application requests three references, they will only be contacted in the event that you are invited to interview. We will notify you before contacting any references.

Applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 pm EST on Friday, February 15, 2013. You must use ELI’s online application system; ELI cannot accept applications submitted by email, USPS or other shipping service, or hand delivery. No phone calls, please. Please send an email to vanwyk@eli.org if you have any technical problems complying with these application instructions. Questions about the position can be sent to RAsearch@eli.org.

 
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Brief overview: For four decades, the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) plays a pivotal role in shaping the fields of environmental law, policy, and management, both domestically and internationally. 
Position: ELI seeks individuals to support the research and publications departments of the Institute. Interns work directly with staff attorneys, editors, 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, armed conflict and the environment, environmental management systems, and environmental enforcement.
Interns conduct library and internet research, attend and repord on outside events, analyze, edit, and synthesize scholarly material, assist with preparation for environmental training courses, and perform various administrative tasks. ELI integrates interns into the day-to-day operations of the institute, and interns are encouraged to attend ELI policy events and meetings.
Qualifications:
Positions throughout the academic year (min 15 hr/week) and summer (full-time)
Superior research, writing, and interpersonal communication skills
Strong desire to gain knowledge of the environmental field
Strong academic background, specific environmental experience not mandatory
Must have completed freshman year of college
To apply, please 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, D.C. 20036

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