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Environmental Right-to-Know Internship — Washington, D.C.

Organization: OMB Watch

Job Title: Environmental Right-to-Know Internship

Location: Washington, D.C.

Hours and Compensation: at least 20 hours/week — $500 housing and travel stipend (monthly) and academic credit

Position Dates: Fall 2012 with the possibility of extension

Application Deadline: open until filled

Posted On: Sep. 14, 2o12

Organization Overview

For almost thirty years, OMB Watch (, a nonprofit research and advocacy organization, has been working to build an open, accountable government that invests in the common good, protects people and the environment, and advances national priorities defined by an active, informed citizenry


OMB Watch seeks a public policy intern to work on environmental right-to-know and government transparency issues in our Washington, DC office. This position is available for work-study participants or as an internship.


  • Research & Analysis – Monitor and evaluate new developments on environmental right-to-know and open government issues, such as hydraulic fracturing, toxics release inventory, e-government, and benefits of transparency.
  • Communications & Outreach – Assist with writing and editing, including blog posts, newsletters, and social media.
  • Program Assistance – Assist with program responsibilities as needed, including administrative and clerical tasks


  • Some prior knowledge of environmental policy and government transparency issues, such as academic coursework.
  • Familiarity with HTML– a plus
  • Available to work at least 20 hours per week.

How to Apply

Email a compelling cover letter, resume, and writing sample (no longer than three pages) with the subject line “Environmental Right to Know Internship” to Sofia Plagakis at In the cover letter, indicate your preferred start date, the number of hours per week you would be available to work, and if you are enrolled in a work-study program. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


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