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Environmental Law & Policy Center Policy Intern

  • Location
    Chicago, IL
    Mostly In-Person
    Environmental Law & Policy Center
  • Application Deadline Feb 12, 2024 Season Eligibility Domestic Students Type Nongovernment Government N/A Themes N/A Sector(s)

Overview of Organization:
The Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC) stands as the leading environmental legal advocacy organization in the Midwest, driving impactful policy changes with nationwide implications. Their core mission intertwines environmental progress with economic development, advocating for sustainability principles in practical applications. ELPC spearheads climate solutions by accelerating clean, renewable energy alternatives, promoting clean transportation, protecting the Great Lakes, preserving natural areas, and advocating for safe, clean water and air for all.

Internship Summary:
Join ELPC as a Policy and Science Intern and become a part of a team dedicated to protecting the environment and natural resources in the Midwest. This internship offers a unique opportunity for both undergraduate and graduate students to work alongside experienced professionals, contributing to policy advocacy, clean energy projects, grassroots advocacy, and special environmental initiatives.

- Assist ELPC’s Senior Policy Advocates, Policy Advocates, and Data Scientist in various tasks related to environmental advocacy.
- Support projects promoting environmentally sustainable transportation policies and projects across the Midwest.
- Contribute to initiatives focused on preserving natural resources, advancing global warming solutions, and working on clean energy projects.
- Participate in grassroots advocacy and assist in special projects that advocate for clean air, water, and wilderness protection.
- Attend meetings with local, state, and federal agencies, elected officials, and concerned citizens.

Preferred Skills and Experience:
- Applicants should exhibit a genuine interest in public interest and environmental advocacy.
- A strong academic background, excellent writing and analytical skills
- A willingness to work on diverse projects involving policy advocacy, scientific analysis, and environmental protection.

About The Supervisor:
Libby Prakel is a special assistant at the ELPC.

35 E Wacker Drive, Suite 1600, Chicago, IL

Start and End Date:
Summer internships will take place during the period of June 10- September 27 with specific dates to be determined by the employer partner and intern during the interview process

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