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Research Intern for the Post-Conflict Natural Resource Management Project – Washington, D.C.

Organization: Environmental Law Insititute

Position Title: Research Intern for the Post-Conflict Natural Resource Management Program

Location: Washington, D.C.

Hours & Compensation: Full-time and part-time positions available. Unpaid.

Application Deadline: March 8, 2013.

Posted On: February 21, 2013.

Organization Overview:

For nearly three decades, the Environmental Law Institute has played a pivotal role in shaping the fields of environmental law, policy, and management, domestically and abroad. Today, ELI is an internationally recognized, independent research and education center. Through its information services, training courses and seminars, research programs, and policy recommendations, the Institute activates a broad constituency of environmental professionals in government, industry, the private bar, public interest groups, and academia. Central to ELI’s mission is convening this diverse constituency to work cooperatively in developing effective solutions pressing environmental problems.


The Environmental Law Institute (ELI), a non-profit policy research and education center, seeks a Research and Publishing Intern to conduct research and assist in editing on a global project to strengthen post-conflict peacebuilding through natural resource management.

The project is a joint effort of ELI, the UN Environment Programme, and the University of Tokyo. It examines the role that effective natural resource managemen plays in assisting in processes for disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration (DDR) or former combatants; reintegrating refugees and displaced persons; meeting basic human needs for people in post-conflict societies, including food, water, shelter, and livelihoods; addressing grievances that may have contributed to the conflict (such as access to land); and providing opportunities to build confidence among former combatants. The project compiles lessons learned from more than 200 authors into six edited volumes of case studies and thematic analyses.  More information is available at Interns may also have the opportunity to assist with research on how development institutions can operationalize lessons learned from the Post-Conflict Natural Resource Management Project in fragile states in Africa.


  • Conduct library and internet research
  • Review and summarize scholarly material
  • Assist with drafting and formatting of chapters
  • Assist with editing and publishing the six volumes
  • Perform various administrative tasks


  • Possess superior research, writing, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Have a strong desire to gain knowledge of the environmental field, as well as interest in natural resource management and/or peace building
  • Be focused, independent, reliable, and meticulous
  • Be available to work at least 20 hours per week on the project.
  • A strong academic background is required, but specific environmental experience is not mandatory.
  • Undergraduate, law, and master’s students are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply: Send a cover letter, resume (include overall GPA) and a 3-5 page writing sample to Gwendolyn Brown, Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the deadline, with preference given to early applicants.

Contact Information:

Environmental Law Institute,

2000 L Street NW, Suite 620, Washington, DC 20036

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