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River Policy Internship, Riverkeeper – New York

Organization: Riverkeeper

Position Title: Summer 2015 Hudson River Program – River Policy Intern

Location: Ossinig, New York

Dates and compensation: The River Policy Internship is unpaid, but we will work with your school or institution to secure academic credit for your work, if that is feasible. The River Policy Intern is expected to work 40 hours per week at the Riverkeeper headquarters in Ossining, NY, though remote work (up to one day per week) and off-site meetings with local, state, and federal agencies (across the Hudson Valley and into New York City), as well as softball team games, will regularly get the River Policy Intern out of the office! The River Policy Internship is expected to begin immediately after Memorial Day, and run through the first week of August.

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: Riverkeeper’s Hudson River program is seeking interns during the summer of 2015 for its new interdisciplinary summer internship program. Interns will gain in-depth and practical experience in the field of public-interest environmental science, law, and policy, and will play a critical role in helping Riverkeeper further our core mission: to safeguard the ecological integrity of the Hudson River and its tributaries by tracking down and stopping polluters. Interns will work closely with Riverkeeper staff attorneys—investigating pollution claims, building cases, and advocating for strong environmental policies in New York City and the Hudson River Valley. Responsibilities may include conducting research, drafting memorandums and other advocacy documents, and investigating pollution reports.

Qualifications: Riverkeeper prefers applicants with strong interdisciplinary backgrounds, ideally focused on water issues. Applicants should ideally have a basic understanding of environmental sciences and/or policy and have exposure to federal and state environmental issues. We are looking for interns with strong research and writing skills, organized work habits and a passionate desire to advocate for clean water and ecosystem protection. We will strive to provide interns with a valuable, rewarding work experience that is challenging, educational, and fun. Masters degree candidates preferred.

How to Apply: Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, writing sample (limit 10 pages), and the names and contact information of two (2) references to Sean Dixon, Staff Attorney, via email at info@riverkeeper.org. Please write “Summer 2015 Hudson River Program – River Policy Intern” in the subject line. No calls please.

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