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Research Associate, The Environmental Law Institute – Washington, DC

Organization: The Environmental Law Institute

Position Title: Research Associate

Location: Washington, DC

Dates and compensation: Begin summer 2015; $29,500, with excellent benefits

Application Deadline: January 19, 2015

Description: ELI periodically hires recentcollege graduates to serve as Research Associates. Research Associates work directly with the 15–20 lawyers and scientists in the Research and Policy Division on projects addressing environmental and natural resource protection and pollution prevention. A typical workload combines research and administration.

Responsibilities: The Research and Policy Division publishes research studies and conducts a variety of training courses and workshops. Specific subject areas include: air and water quality, climate change, renewable energy, hazardous waste and brownfields, international environmental policy, sustainable land use, biodiversity conservation, wetlands management, freshwater and ocean policy, public health, environmental enforcement, and mining law.

In addition to researching and writing for some of these studies, Research Associates also help coordinate and plan various events at ELI, including seminars, conferences, training courses, and workshops. Other administrative work may include creating and updating ELI web pages (no previous experience required), communications, and managing interns.

Qualifications: (1) superior research, writing, and interpersonal communication skills, and (2) strong desire to gain knowledge in the environmental field. A background in environmental issues is preferred but not required. Research Associates are asked to stay for a minimum of two years. This entry-level position is designed for recent college graduates. Previous Research Associates have gone on to law school, graduate school, and other positions in the environmental field.

How to Apply: Application Process and Deadlines: Interested candidates can apply online through ELI’s application portal at: www.eli.org/about/employment.cfm. Applications must include the following as separate PDF documents:

Cover letter

Resume (must include overall undergraduate GPA)

Analytical writing sample (preferably not scientific or narrative) of 3-5 pages in length

Please note that although the application requests three references, they will only be contacted in the event that you are invited to interview. We will notify you before contacting any references.

Applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 pm EST on Monday, January 19, 2015. You must use ELI’s online application system; ELI cannot accept applications submitted by email, USPS or other shipping service, or hand delivery. No phone calls, please. Questions about the position can be sent to [email protected]

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