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Various Internships, Environmental Protection Information Center – California

Organization: Environmental Protection Information Center

Position Title: Various internships

Location: Arcata, California

Dates and compensation: Flexible dates; unpaid

Application Deadline: Rolling

Description: EPIC is a non-profit, environmental law watchdog and advocacy organization that works to protect and restore the diverse landscape of Northwest California. We use science conservation, strategic litigation, public outreach, grassroots organizing and political pressure to achieve our goals.

Biodiversity and Clean Water Intern

Qualifications: The ideal candidate for this position has a strong interest in protecting Northwest California’s environment and quality of life, and has a true desire to learn about environmental law. Must have some familiarity with environmental laws, strong research, writing and analysis skills, and the ability to conduct online research.

Overview: Interns will conduct research and assist staff members as needed. Interns may prepare literature reviews, memos, and assist with technical writing, among other tasks.

Public Lands Intern

Qualifications: The ideal candidate for this position has a strong interest in protecting Northwest California’s environment and quality of life, and has a true desire to learn about environmental law. Must have some familiarity with environmental laws including: National Environmental Quality Act (NEPA) and the Northwest Forest Plan.

Overview: This would ideally be a person with an environmental science and/or forestry background.  This position would entail learning about the Northwest Forest Plan, National Environmental Policy Act and other land management law and would entail research for assisting in developing comments and litigation support. Subject matter includes wildlife (particularly Threatened and Endangered Species), hydrology, geology, botany, fisheries and forestry.

Timber Harvest Plan Reviewer

Qualifications: The ideal candidate for this position would be a person with environmental science and or forestry background with a desire to learn about the regulatory system that governs California’s Private Industrial Forests.

Overview: This position would entail learning the Forest Practice Rules, learning to read Timber Harvest Plans (THPs), identifying key issues in THPs, and tracking THPs using the Cal Fire website and excel spreadsheets.  For this position, strong language skills are also preferred.

How to Apply: Application process: Please submit a cover letter explaining your interest in working EPIC, a résumé, a writing sample, a transcript and references to: natalynne@wildcalifornia.org. Please indicate which internship opportunity you are applying for and your availability.

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