Clean Wisconsin has a number of science and policy internships available throughout the year for undergraduate and graduate students in engineering, environmental sciences, political/governmental, public health, or other related fields. Applicants should be able to demonstrate strong analytic and technical abilities, excellent writing skills, and an interest in and commitment to addressing environmental issues facing Wisconsin.
Science associate interns will assist the organization’s science team in a variety of tasks to provide support for Clean Wisconsin’s clean air, clean energy, and clean water.
Clean Wisconsin generally offers the following positions:
- 1-2 Research Interns (Spring, Summer, Fall)
- 1-2 Science and Policy Fellowships (Summer)
General responsibilities for the Research Internships may include analyzing permits, applications, and other technical documents; composing technical briefings and factsheets; gathering data needed to support campaign program positions; and synthesizing information related to campaigns for internal use.
Additional responsibilities for the Science and Policy Internships may include performing independent secondary research and analysis relevant to campaigns; responding to information inquiries by staff, members, and others; and writing scientific whitepapers and reports.
Clean Wisconsin strongly encourages students to seek outside funding and fellowships. Subject to organizational constraints, small stipends may be available to help partially offset costs of participating in internships.
Research Internships: For 2016, Research Interns will receive stipends of $1,300 for spring and fall periods, and $2,400 for the summer period.
Science and Policy Internships: For 2016, the Science and Policy Fellowship will be a stipend of $4,500 for the summer period.
The specific areas of work for 2016 will be determined based on interest, expertise, and necessity, but may include:
- Energy policy analysis
- Environmental determinants of health outcomes
- Groundwater quality & contamination
- Nutrient water pollution
- Pharmaceutical and personal care waste in waterbodies
- Potential environmental impacts of mining operations
- Public health consequences of air pollution
- Regional and national climate change policy modeling
- Urban runoff effects on water and aquatic ecosystems
- Website content and development
Research Interns are expected to possess the following:
- Completed coursework and background knowledge in environmental sciences, public health, engineering, political/governmental, or other related fields,
- Strong analytic and technical abilities,
- Excellent writing skills,
- Interest in, and commitment to, addressing environmental issues facing Wisconsin,
- Ability to commit 15 (fall/ spring), 25 (summer), or more hours a week.
Science and Policy Interns are additionally expected to possess the following:
- [Desired] Completed degree in environmental sciences, public health, engineering, political/governmental, or other related fields,
- Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research,
- Demonstrated ability to synthesize scientific information and compose whitepapers/ reports,
- Ability to commit 40 hours a week.
How to Apply: To apply for a Research Internship, please submit a brief cover letter, resume and list of references to Tyson Cook at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be considered until May 1 or until positions are filled. Please be sure to include “RESEARCH INTERN” in the subject line, and note the time period during which you are seeking an internship.
To apply for a Science and Policy Fellowship, please submit a cover letter, resume, brief writing sample, and list of references to Tyson Cook at email@example.com. Applications will be considered until May 1 or position is filled. Please be sure to include “SCIENCE FELLOWSHIP” in the subject line.
Clean Wisconsin does not provide housing assistance, but a large number of summer sublets are generally available in the Madison area (on craigslist, for example).