Educational Programming Intern (Summer 2021)
The Environmental Law Institute is a non-profit, non-partisan organization, headquartered in Washington, D.C., that seeks to “make law work for people, places, and the planet” through its work as an environmental law educator, convener, publisher, and research engine.
This internship is in environmental event planning and professional education. The Educational Programming Intern will conduct research, assist with planning and facilitating professional programming (conferences, seminars, webinars), write blog articles and tweets on various environmental topics and publicize programs, attend at least two programs per week on cutting edge environmental issues and topics, assist with the preparation and day of coordination of programs, perform some administrative tasks, among other responsibilities. ELI integrates interns into the day-to-day operations of the Institute, and while the main intern for this department, he or she will be part of a larger intern cohort. Lastly, the intern will conduct research on topic of the intern’s choice and present research towards the end of the internship. This position is for summer 2021 and will be fully remote due to Covid-19.
The most meaningful aspects of this position will come from the educational programming. The intern will be given responsibility in all parts of program development – from researching the initial topics and panelists, to running logistics, to networking with panelists, to helping facilitate programs, to post-program networking, and more.
The intern will primarily be working independently but under the guidance of the director of the department and the manager of the department. This intern will be the primary intern for this department, however there will be a larger cohort of summer interns working in other departments at ELI but will have joint opportunities together.
SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE INTERN WILL GAIN
- Environmental policy and research knowledge
- Successful event planning, coordinating, and facilitating A to Z
- Networking, especially with high-level government officials, NGO and Corporate leaders, professors, and attorneys
- Increased researching, writing, and communicating skills
Candidates for the summer internship must be available to work full time (at least 40 hours/week) for at least 10 consecutive weeks. 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. Candidates must have completed their first year of college. Compensation is not available, but ELI is committed to supporting candidates in their efforts to secure external funding for the position. ELI will work with candidates using the internship for class credit to achieve learning outcomes and complete paperwork. Other qualifications include:
- Keen eye for detail
- High organizational capacity
- Ability to handle multiple deadlines
- Event planning
HOW TO APPLY
Applications for the summer internship will be accepted until 11:59 pm EST Thursday, March 18, 2021, and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Interested candidates can apply online through ELI’s application portal by visiting https://www.eli.org/employment. Applications must include the following:
- Cover letter (including hours per week and number of weeks available)
- Resume (including overall GPA)
- List of two references (include name, address, phone and e-mail address; be sure to ask permission before listing someone as a reference)
Please address cover letters to:
Ms. Caitlin F. McCarthy
Director, Education, Associates & Corporate Partnerships
Environmental Law Institute
1730 M Street NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
Phone calls are not accepted. For more information on the Institute, visit www.eli.org.
ELI is an equal opportunity employer firmly committed to achieving an inclusive, diverse workforce that values every individual. We firmly believe that hiring individuals with varying perspectives and backgrounds contributes to our success as an organization, and we strive to create an environment that fosters inclusiveness. As such, minority candidates and candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.