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National Wetlands Award Intern- Washington DC

Organization: Environmental Law Institute

Position Title: National Wetlands Award Intern

Location: 2000 L Street NW, Suite 620, Washington, DC, 20036, US

Hours and Compensation: 15 hours/week, unpaid

Application Deadline: November 8, 2013

Dates: January 14, 2013- May 23, 2013


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. This year, we celebrate the  25th anniversary of this prestigious awards program. For more information about the program, visit


The internship offers an excellent opportunity for a journalism or communications student to produce published work that will impact an important field of environmental work that often does not receive sufficient attention. With guidance from ELI’s staff, the intern will have the opportunity to help shape the communication strategy for the National Wetlands Awards program. In addition, ELI integrates interns into the day-to-day operations of the organization, and interns are encouraged to attend ELI events and meetings.

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. Candidates should possess superior research, writing, and interpersonal communication skills. 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.


ELI seeks an individual to support the National Wetlands Awards program during the spring semester from mid-January to mid-May 2014. The intern will work for the program’s director and research associates 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 on 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.

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 November 8, 2013.

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