Internship Opportunity: Environmental Law Institute Research and Publications Intern

PLEASE NOTE: This opportunity is listed for reference only. The deadline to apply has passed.

This is an unpaid internship opportunity from outside the Rockefeller Center.

Position Type: Internship - unpaid

Location: Washington, DC

Sector: Environment, Law

Start Date: Spring term (Flexible)

Wage or benefits: Unpaid

Time Commitment: Full-time (40 hours/week) and part-time positions (a minimum of 15 hours/week) are available

Desired Class Year: Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors

Desired Major or Interest: Open to all majors

Application Deadline: 11:59 pm Thursday, November 15, 2018

Organization website:

Brief Description of the organization:

The Environmental Law Institute (ELI), a non-profit organization located in Washington, D.C., is a leading center of environmental research, policy analysis, and training in the United States.

ELI seeks individuals to support the research and publications departments of the Institute. Interns work directly with staff on a variety of projects. Substantive areas of focus 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, environmental health, environmental enforcement, and mining law.

Brief Description of the Intern's role or key qualifications:

Interns conduct research; attend and report 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.

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. 

How to apply:

Interested candidates can apply online through ELI's application portal. (Applications must include the following:

  • Cover letter explaining interest and availability
  • Resume (including overall GPA)
  • 3-5 page analytical writing sample

Please direct all inquiries to Phone calls are not accepted.