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National Wetlands Awards Intern — Washington, D.C.

Organization: Environmental Law Institute

Job Title: National Wetlands Awards Intern

Location: Washington, D.C.

Hours and Compensation: The internship requires a commitment of 10-15 hours per week, but provides a flexible schedule and the opportunity to work outside of the office. Unpaid.

Application Deadline: Dec. 31, 2012

Position Dates: Jan – May 2013

Posted On: Dec. 5, 2012

Organization Overview

For four decades, the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) has played a pivotal role in shaping the fields of environmental law, policy, and management, both domestically and internationally. For more information on ELI, visit


Since 1989, the National Wetlands Awards have brought national recognition and attention to over 150 outstanding individuals for their contributions to our nation’s wetlands. For more information about the program, visit

The internship offers an excellent opportunity for a journalism or writing student to produce published work that will impact an important field of environmental work that does not receive sufficient attention. ELI integrates interns into the day-to-day operations of the institute, and interns are encouraged to attend ELI policy events and meetings.


ELI seeks an individual to support the National Wetlands Awards program during the spring semester from mid-January to mid-May 2012. The intern will work for the program’s director and will be responsible for the following primary tasks:

  1. Writing feature articles and related press releases that profile the work of the National Wetlands Award recipients.
  2. Writing concise, engaging summaries about each of the recipients, which will be included in press releases, as well as in the National Wetlands Newsletter and the National Wetlands Awards website.
  3. Contacting media outlets and environmental organizations to encourage coverage of the Award recipients.
  4. Other related tasks that may arise.


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. Applicants must have completed freshman year of college. Compensation is not available.

How to Apply

To apply, please send an e-mail (subject line: National Wetlands Awards Intern) to with the following materials:(1) a cover letter explaining interest and availability; (2) a resume (which includes overall GPA); and (3) a 3-5 page writing sample. Deadline for applications is December 31, 2012.

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