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EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC) seeks to hire a confident professional with a public policy background and strong communications skills to serve as an Executive/Special Assistant to ELPC’s Executive Director.  The Assistant will assist in managing relationships with internal and external constituencies (including ELPC’s Board, Advisory Councils and staff, and political, business, civic and environmental leaders and media), will set up meetings and manage the Executive Director’s schedule, write and edit policy memos and assist with fundraising correspondence, and coordinate programmatic and organizational engagement events.  This is an opportunity to engage daily with ELPC’s organizational leadership in a fast-paced environment to help a professional legal and policy advocacy group achieve success.

ELPC is the Midwest’s leading public interest environmental legal advocacy and eco-business innovation organization, and among the nation’s leaders. We develop and lead successful strategic environmental advocacy campaigns to improve environmental quality and protect our natural heritage. We are public interest environmental entrepreneurs who engage in creative business deal making with diverse interests to put into practice our belief that environmental progress and economic development can be achieved together. ELPC’s multidisciplinary staff of 40 talented public interest attorneys, environmental business specialists, policy advocates and communications specialists brings a strong and effective combination of skills to solve environmental problems and improve the quality of life in our communities. ELPC’s headquarters is in Chicago with additional offices and professional staff in Columbus, OH, Des Moines, IA, Jamestown, ND, Madison, WI, Duluth, MN, Sioux Falls, SD, and Washington D.C.  ELPC has an annual budget of $6.5 million and started in 1993.  See www.elpc.org.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Work closely with ELPC’s Executive Director to manage and schedule relationships with an extensive list of external constituencies/colleagues and ELPC’s staff, Board, and Advisory Councils.  Draft short memos, correspondence and occasional policy research on special projects.   Review incoming and outgoing correspondence, and coordinate often complex travel arrangements and speaking engagements.  Prepare Executive Director for meetings and speaking engagements through background research, writing and PowerPoint.  Organize ELPC staff, Board and Advisory Councils meetings and special events. Prioritize emails and phone calls for action.  Able to work effectively in fast-paced professional environmental with public interest attorneys, MBAs, public policy advocates and communications specialists.

QUALIFICATIONS: A proven track record taking initiative in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment and possessing the ability to think strategically with attention to detail. This Special Assistant must be a strong, focused communicator who is intellectually curious and interested in the ELPC’s program work.  The Special Assistant should have strong writing skills, be hard-working with an ability to multi-task and prioritize work under tight deadlines. Some knowledge of environment, clean energy, climate change solutions and/or other public policy issues is valued.  In short, ELPC is looking to hire a smart, poised, discreet Special Assistant who can effectively partner with the Executive Director in representing the organization and advancing its mission.  A Bachelors’ degree, at least, and four years or more of professional work experience are required.  High proficiency with Microsoft Office is required.

SALARY: Commensurate with experience and with ELPC’s salary structure that is competitive with other major public interest environmental organizations.  Excellent benefits provided.

APPLICATION PROCESS:  Applicants should send a cover letter, resume and professional references by email to:  Fgaines@elpc.org.   Telephone inquiries are discouraged.  The Environmental Law and Policy Center is an equal opportunity employer and is continually seeking to diversify its staff.  (Posted 9/26/2014)

 

MCKNIGHT FOUNDATION PROGRAM DIRECTOR – MISSISSIPPI RIVER

Organization Overview:The McKnight Foundation is a 4th-generation family foundation that channels support through multiple program areas. Our programs reflect decades, and generations, of diverse interests and investments. McKnight’s board and staff are guided by our mission and values. We develop and adjust strategies and approaches based on continuous learning, new research and data, and emergent knowledge. Program interests include regional economic and community development, Minnesota’s arts and artists, early literacy, youth development, Midwest climate and energy, Mississippi River water quality, neuroscience and international crop research, and community-building in Southeast Asia.

Founded 60 years ago and headquartered in Minnesota, about 58% of our grantmaking in 2013 went to support efforts in our home state. Our comprehensive approach includes grantmaking, collaboration across issues and sectors, research, mission-related investing, and policy reform. At home and around the world, quality relationships and deep understanding of place inform how we learn and adapt to changing circumstances.

The Foundation had assets of approximately $2 billion and gave about $86 million in grants in 2013.

The Mississippi Program:

The goal of the Mississippi River program is to restore the water quality and resilience of the Mississippi River by restoring floodplains and wetlands, reducing agricultural pollution runoff, and achieving cross-boundary and interagency coordination. For more in-depth information on The McKnight Foundation and the Mississippi River program please visit The McKnight Foundation website at www.mcknight.org.

Position Purpose: The Program Director position provides content-specific expertise and manages one of the Foundation’s program areas. The Program Director for the Mississippi River Program reports directly to the VP of Programs and works with the Board of Directors, VP and other Program Directors to ensure good stewardship of the Foundation’s resources.This position oversees grantmaking, convening, and support for networks to further program goals.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Set and guide objectives and strategies to leverage The McKnight Foundation’s credible influence in this space and advance the program goals.
  • Use field knowledge to provide intellectual leadership to program and adapt strategies and tactics to changing circumstances.
  • Manage the Mississippi River program team in reviewing letters of inquiry and grant proposals and making funding recommendations to the Foundation’s board of directors.
  • Develop and manage the Mississippi River program budget and payout schedules.
  • Monitor the progress of grantee organizations and integrate knowledge from grantmaking experience back into program activities.
  • Participate in grants administration by composing and processing grant-related documents and correspondence in a timely fashion.
  • Represent the Foundation, locally, nationally and internationally on issues related to water quality in the Mississippi River and beyond.
  • Supervise a program officer and a program assistant at The McKnight Foundation office.
  • Ensure compliance with grantmaking standards and legal requirements.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to manage complex programs, involving cross-organization collaborations.
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively across organizational functions.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and respectfully with a variety of people and groups, particularly nonprofits and governmental organizations and policy and research institutions.
  • Ability to analyze, question and identify key issues and use data to support conclusions.
  • Ability to view issues and challenges from multiple dimensions and apply intellectual energy and creativity.
  • Ability to prepare clearly written summaries and analysis.
  • Ability to engage others and influence outcomes.
  • Skill in bringing a group with diverse views to consensus.
  • Knowledge of governance and operations of nonprofit organizations.
  • Skill in developing and managing budgets.
  • Ability to communicate effectively interpersonally and in group presentations.
  • Ability to handle heavy workload and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing in English.

Required Education and Experience:

In addition to the above knowledge, skills, and abilities requirements, the ideal candidate for this position will also possess:

  • A master’s degree in environment studies or a related field and a minimum of 8 years related full-time professional work experience in nonprofit, foundation, or government fields with five or more years of managerial level experience, or a combination of equivalent education and experience.
  • Experience working with a board of directors, preferably a family board.
  • Experience dispersing resources to nonprofits through direct grantmaking, re-granting, or a similar process.

Personal Attributes needed in this Position:

  • Curiosity, creativity, wisdom and initiative.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort:

  • Work is performed in a variety of settings including national travel up to 20% of the time.
  • Regular operation of normal office machines (computer, copier, and fax) is required.
  • There are some evening and weekend meetings or events required.

How to Apply:
If you are interested in this opportunity please go the Job Openings http://www.mcknight.org/about-us/job-openings portal on The McKnight Foundation website to submit a thoughtful cover letter and resume. Inquiries should be directed to Bernadette Christiansen, VP of Administration at bchristiansen@mcknight.org.

Timeline:
The McKnight Foundation will consider resumes as they are submitted until October 15, 2014. Resumes will not be accepted after October 15, 2014. We expect several steps in the selection process including interviews with key staff members and representatives of the board of directors.

DUNKIEL SAUNDERS – VERMONT ATTORNEY

Job Opening: Attorney

Location: Vermont

Job Summary: Dunkiel Saunders is seeking a motivated attorney with 2-4 years of experience to join its legal team as an associate attorney in its Burlington, Vermont-based practice.

The attorney will focus on supporting the firm’s renewable energy, land use, municipal, affordable housing and civil litigation practice areas. The firm is seeking candidates with experience in Vermont Public Service Board practice, Act 250 and Vermont municipal land use law (or equivalent regulatory experience in other states), general civil litigation, and/or landlord/tenant issues.

Candidates must be graduates of an accredited law school, hold a JD degree, and be admitted to practice before the Vermont Bar (or eligible for admission to the Bar). Experience in a law firm or government legal position, including experience in one or more of Dunkiel Saunders’ core practice areas, is preferred.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to Geoffrey Hand at ghand@dunkielsaunders.com by September 30, 2014. No telephone calls please. To learn more about Dunkiel Saunders, please go to www.dunkielsaunders.com.

DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

The Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC), the Midwest’s leading environmental advocacy and eco-business innovation organization, seeks to hire a mid-level Development Officer to work in our Chicago office.  This position reports to ELPC’s Director of Development and is focused on growing and broadening the organization’s financial support. This person will have responsibility for pitching current and prospective donors and family foundations to gain their financial support.  This will involve both writing persuasive proposals and having in-person meetings with donors.

ORGANIZATION: ELPC is the Midwest’s leading public interest environmental legal advocacy and eco-business innovation organization, and among the nation’s leaders. We develop and lead successful strategic environmental advocacy campaigns to improve environmental quality and protect our natural heritage. We are public interest environmental entrepreneurs who engage in creative business deal making with diverse interests to put into practice our belief that environmental progress and economic development can be achieved together. ELPC’s multidisciplinary staff of 45 talented public interest attorneys, environmental business specialists, policy advocates, and communications specialists brings a strong and effective combination of skills to solve environmental problems and improve the quality of life in our communities. ELPC’s headquarters is in Chicago, along with offices in Columbus, OH, Des Moines, IA, Duluth, MN, Jamestown, ND, Madison, WI, Sioux Falls, SD, and Washington D.C. ELPC started in 1993 and has an annual budget of $6.5 million. Please see www.elpc.org.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Development Officer works closely with ELPC’s Development Team and Executive Director to grow and broaden ELPC’s financial support. This job places high priority on making “asks” and the development officer will: (1) Directly solicit donations and grants; (2) Assess funder/donor potential capacity; (3) Create and implement individualized strategies to deepen relationships between ELPC and current/prospective major funders/donors resulting in higher level contributions; and (4) Coordinate small and larger events for donor cultivation and current donor stewardship. The position requires some evening work and travel.

QUALIFICATIONS:   Candidates should have five or more years of experience in the non-profit fundraising sector, excellent writing skills, and demonstrated commitment to  environmental progress.  The successful candidate will have an entrepreneurial approach to fundraising, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and a passion for ELPC’s mission and vision.   He or she must be able to work productively with a team of skilled professionals in a fast-paced deadline-driven environment where attention to details and follow-through is important. Full-time employment is preferred.

SALARYCommensurate with experience and with ELPC’s salary structure that is competitive with other major public interest environmental organizations.  Excellent benefits provided.

APPLICATION PROCESS:  Applicants should send a: (1) cover letter, (2) resume; (3) contact information from two – three employers; (4) salary history; and (5) fundraising writing sample to:  ELPC’s Director of Development, Linda Lipton, at Llipton@elpc.org.  Telephone inquiries are discouraged.  ELPC is an equal opportunity employer and is continually seeking to diversify its staff.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATE

The Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC) seeks to hire a junior/mid-level public interest-oriented Information Technology Associate for a full-time position in our Chicago office.  The IT Associate will work to empower ELPC’s program staff through technical assistance, network support, and other skills.

ORGANIZATIONELPC is the Midwest’s leading public interest environmental legal advocacy and eco-business innovation organization, and among the nation’s leaders. We develop and lead successful strategic environmental advocacy campaigns to improve environmental quality and protect our natural heritage. We are public interest environmental entrepreneurs who engage in creative business deal making with diverse interests to put into practice our belief that environmental progress and economic development can be achieved together. ELPC’s multidisciplinary staff of 40 talented public interest attorneys, environmental business specialists, policy advocates and communications specialists brings a strong and effective combination of skills to solve environmental problems and improve the quality of life in our communities. ELPC’s headquarters is in Chicago with additional offices and professional staff in Columbus, OH, Des Moines, IA, Jamestown, ND, Madison, WI, Duluth, MN, Sioux Falls, SD, and Washington D.C.  ELPC has an annual budget of $6.5 million and started in 1993.  Please see www.elpc.org.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide network administration and desktop support for fast-paced organization with staff in seven offices, while working closely with network consultant on more complex technology issues.   Administer phone system, videoconferencing system, file servers, web server and other services.  Additional duties to be assigned based on interest and experience of applicant – for example, working with communications team to manage ELPC’s websites; conducting policy research; or assisting with operations.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Proficiency in Microsoft’s Office, Exchange, and Small Business Server.  An aptitude for problem-solving and technical troubleshooting is essential. An inspired and demonstrated commitment to public interest environmental advocacy and the ability to work productively as a member of a team of skilled professionals is required.

APPLICATION PROCESS:  Applicants should send a cover letter, resume and professional references by email to: Fidelia Gaines at fgaines@elpc.org. Telephone inquiries are discouraged.  The Environmental Law & Policy Center is an equal opportunity employer and is continually seeking to diversify its staff.  (Posted 8/14/14)

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY – INTEGRATED MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

Job Opening: Integrated Marketing & Communications Manager

Location: Evanston Campus
Salary Grade: EXS / 6

Job Summary: The Institute for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern University (ISEN) seeks an experienced
marketing and communications professional to provide support for the development and
implementation of the Institute’s Integrated Marketing and Communications Plan.  The Integrated
Marketing and Communications Manager (IMCM) will manage a global communications architecture
that includes brand and media platform for ISEN, ensuring broad distribution of ISEN and University
energy and sustainability content.  IMCM will create and manage written and web communications /
publications and internally?generated marketing programs, including materials for a variety of
stakeholder groups (donors, incoming students and new corporate and non?profit partners), ensuring
strategic alignment with the ISEN and Northwestern Strategic Plans. Projects may occasionally require
work on evenings and/or weekends.

Specific Responsibilities:

Communications

  • Conceptualizes, writes, edits and produces:
    • Original multimedia content (copy, video, etc.), and works in close collaboration with other departments and centers to source supplemental material;
    • Biweekly electronic newsletters tailored to specific internal/external stakeholder audiences (students, faculty, public, etc.);
    • Print & digital marketing and communications materials (including, but not limited to event flyers, recruiting and development materials, digital presentations and brochures), maintaining a consistent look, tone & quality.

Production

  • Manages cross?platform content distribution through ISEN’s website, electronic newsletters, social media accounts, partner channels;
  • Develops and optimizes global and local brand initiatives starting with target audience identification and profiling, positioning and narrative development;
  • Identifies and evaluates opportunities for meaningful brand partnerships in concert with our programmatic goals and key target audiences;
  • Manages all non?technical aspects of day?to?day website operation, including content and functionality;
  • Evaluates new tools and best practices that would enhance user experience;
  • Manages documentation, distribution and archival processes for photo, video and audio;
  • Maintains a consistent level of awareness of academic, business and political energy & sustainability landscape through daily reviews of news, published reports, journals, etc. to keep abreast of changing demographics, technology, and other relevant issues.

Analytics

  • Strategizes, collects & presents analytics quantifying ISEN’s impact, and uses derived insight to drive brand awareness and stakeholder engagement;
  • Under guidance of the Assistant Director of Marketing and Communications, IMCM will also maintain up?to?date analytics across the ISEN portfolio to ensure the Institute return on programming is quantifiable and growing;
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Four?year college degree or equivalent combination of education, training and experience from which comparable skills can be acquired;
  • Two years professional experience working in marketing, public relations or communications;
  • Current on communication trends, channels, and tools with emphasis on digital media and developing geographies;
  • Creative drive to generate compelling communications materials for varied audiences;
  • Excellent interpersonal, time and project management skills;
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills;
  • Familiarity with basic HTML / website content?management platform, Abode Photoshop and Dreamweaver.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Academic background in Journalism, Communications studies, MarComm, or related field;
  • Demonstrated experience / original work in graphic design and multimedia communications (audio, video, photography, etc.);
  • Experience managing CRM systems and mailing lists;
  • Experience working on a University campus;
  • Knowledge of / familiarity with energy and sustainability (science, policy, economics, etc.).

As per Northwestern University policy, this position requires a criminal background check.  Successful
applicants will need to submit to a criminal background check prior to employment.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes
including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

To apply for this position:
1. Go to northwestern.edu/hr/careers
2. Click “External Applicants”
3. Click “Advanced Search”
4. Search for Job Opening ID 23638
Job ID: 23638

NEXTGEN CLIMATE – IOWA PRESS SECRETARY

Iowa

NextGen Climate

JOB TITLE: Iowa Press Secretary
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
REPORTS TO: NextGen Climate National Press Secretary

SUMMARY: NextGen Climate is currently seeking an experienced, detail-oriented spokesperson to join our Iowa team as Press Secretary for the 2014 election cycle. Reporting to the NextGen Climate National Press Secretary, the Iowa Press Secretary will serve as the NextGen Climate spokesperson among state and local press in Iowa. The ideal candidate must have previous on-the-record experience in a political or campaign environment, preferably in Iowa.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: “Essential functions” are primarily job duties that incumbents must be able to perform unassisted or with some reasonable accommodation made by the employer, under the direction of the National Press Secretary.

  • Serve as the on-the-record spokesperson for NextGen Climate on the Iowa campaign.
  • Develop and implement earned media and communications strategies in coordination with the National Press Secretary.
  • Write and edit press releases, statements, and other communications materials under tight deadlines.
  • Build and maintain relationships with key reporters, editors, and producers in print, television, online, and radio in Iowa.
  • Prepare and staff NextGen Climate principals for interviews and press events.
  • Monitor and analyze the daily news in Iowa publications.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • A minimum of 2 years experience in a communications field, including at least 1 cycle of on-the-record experience.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • The ability to adapt rapidly to evolving priorities and deadlines.
  • Driven with a strong work ethic.
  • Ability to travel and work flexible hours.
  • Previous on-the-record experience in a political or campaign environment is required.

Compensation: Competitive salary commensurate with experience. If you are interested in applying, please send your cover letter and resume to derek@bluprintstrategies.com

NextGen Climate Action is an equal opportunity employer.

NEXTGEN CLIMATE – MICHIGAN PRESS SECRETARY

Michigan

NextGen Climate

JOB TITLE: Michigan Press Secretary
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
REPORTS TO: NextGen Climate National Press Secretary

SUMMARY: NextGen Climate is currently seeking an experienced, detail-oriented spokesperson to join our Michigan team as Press Secretary for the 2014 election cycle. Reporting to the NextGen Climate National Press Secretary, the Michigan Press Secretary will serve as the NextGen Climate spokesperson among state and local press in Michigan. The ideal candidate must have previous on-the-record experience in a political or campaign environment, preferably in Michigan.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: “Essential functions” are primarily job duties that incumbents must be able to perform unassisted or with some reasonable accommodation made by the employer, under the direction of the National Press Secretary.

  • Serve as the on-the-record spokesperson for NextGen Climate on the Michigan campaign.
  • Develop and implement earned media and communications strategies in coordination with the National Press Secretary.
  • Write and edit press releases, statements, and other communications materials under tight deadlines.
  • Build and maintain relationships with key reporters, editors, and producers in print, television, online, and radio in Michigan.
  • Prepare and staff NextGen Climate principals for interviews and press events.
  • Monitor and analyze the daily news in Michigan publications.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • A bachelor’s degree
  • A minimum of 3-5 years experience in a communications field, including at least 2 years on-the-record experience.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • The ability to adapt rapidly to evolving priorities and deadlines.
  • Driven with a strong work ethic.
  • Ability to travel and work flexible hours.
  • Previous on-the-record experience in a political or campaign environment is required.

Compensation: Competitive salary commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefits package included. If you are interested in applying, please send your cover letter and resume to press@nextgenclimate.org.

NextGen Climate Action is an equal opportunity employer.

ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY – PUBLIC INTEREST ENVIRONMENTAL LAW FELLOWSHIP

The Environmental Law and Policy Center (“ELPC”) seeks to hire a public interest attorney advocate who is a recent law school graduate for an Associate Attorney position in our Chicago, Columbus, Des Moines or Sioux Falls offices starting in Fall 2015.  This is a one-year fellowship position, which is potentially renewable for a second year.  The Associate Attorney will work on ELPC’s environmental litigation and policy issues in the Midwest/Great Plains states and on related federal issues.

ORGANIZATION:  ELPC is the Midwest’s leading public interest environmental legal advocacy and eco-business innovation organization, and among the nation’s leaders. We develop and lead successful strategic environmental advocacy campaigns to improve environmental quality and protect our natural heritage. We are public interest environmental entrepreneurs who engage in creative business deal making with diverse interests to put into practice our belief that environmental progress and economic development can be achieved together. ELPC’s multidisciplinary staff of 45 talented public interest attorneys, environmental business specialists, policy advocates and communications specialists brings a strong and effective combination of skills to solve environmental problems and improve the quality of life in our communities. ELPC’s headquarters is in Chicago, along with offices in Columbus, OH, Des Moines, IA, Jamestown, ND, Madison, WI, Duluth, MN, Sioux Falls, SD, and Washington D.C. ELPC has an annual budget of $6.75 million. Please see www.elpc.org.

RESPONSIBILITIES:   Work with ELPC’s Executive Director and Senior Attorneys on litigation and policy initiatives for ELPC’s Clean Energy, Clean Air and Climate Change Solutions Projects, Transportation and Land Use Reform Project, and Wild and Natural Places Preservation Project activities.  Assist on special projects. Engage with multidisciplinary project teams of policy advocates, M.B.A. and communications specialists, and organizers.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Recent law school graduate, including attorneys who are completing judicial clerkships or have no more than one year of other legal practice.  Strong academic record and excellent writing, speaking and analytical skills.  Smart self-starter with track record of initiative and success.  Interest in and substantive law and policy knowledge in at least one of the following fields: energy, environmental, transportation, air quality, land use and/or natural resources law. The attorney should also understand and enjoy multifaceted public policy strategic advocacy that involves media, legislative, economic and policy analysis and organizing approaches coordinated with strong and effective legal advocacy. An inspired and demonstrated commitment to public interest advocacy and an ability to work productively as a member of a team of skilled professionals is required.

SALARY:  Approximately $52,500 – $56,000 annual salary for new law school graduates depending on the particular ELPC office, plus excellent benefits.  ELPC encourages applicants to seek funding that will help to support their salary (in full or part) from sources such as Equal Justice Works, law schools’ grants for public interest law work, etc.

APPLICATION PROCESS:  Applicants should send a cover letter, resume and professional references by email to:  LawFellowship@elpc.org.   Telephone inquiries are discouraged.  The Environmental Law and Policy Center is an equal opportunity employer and is continually seeking to diversify its staff.  (Posted 7/29/2014)

 

INTERNSHIPS: LEGAL

The Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC) seeks to hire law student interns for Summer 2015. Legal interns support ELPC’s state and federal litigation and policy work throughout the Midwest. ELPC plans to hire 4 to 5 law students to work in the Chicago, IL office. A summer at ELPC will give students a broad-based experience working in the Midwest on energy and transportation policy, farmland protection, and preservation of freshwater resources.

About ELPC: The Environmental Law & Policy Center is the Midwest’s leading public interest environmental legal advocacy and eco-business innovation organization. We develop and lead successful strategic environmental advocacy campaigns to improve environmental quality and protect our natural heritage. We are public interest environmental entrepreneurs who engage in creative business deal making with diverse interests to put into practice our belief that environmental progress and economic development can be achieved together. ELPC’s multidisciplinary staff of talented and experienced public interest attorneys, environmental business specialists, public policy advocates, and communications specialists brings a strong and effective combination of skills to solve environmental problems and improve the quality of life in our Midwestern communities.

Responsibilities: Our summer law student interns work with ELPC attorneys and other professional staff on ELPC policy, legislative and general advocacy issues, and on federal and state court litigation. Job activities may include legal and legislative research, litigation and pre-litigation support, developing case strategies, legislative drafting, clean energy business development, grass roots advocacy work, and special projects. Interns also may attend meetings with state and federal agencies, legislators and concerned citizens, and participate in depositions and other litigation activities. Our interns assume a significant level of responsibility commensurate with their interests and abilities.

Qualifications: Applicants should have a strong academic record, excellent writing and analytical skills, and a demonstrated interest in and commitment to public interest and environmental advocacy. ELPC is an equal opportunity employer and is continually seeking to diversify its staff. Although interns receive a stipend, ELPC encourages interns to obtain additional funding from law school public interest fellowships and other outside sources.

Application Process: Interested law students should send a cover letter and resume via email to lawinternships@elpc.org. ELPC also accepts applications through the Chicago-based Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI). Please review PILI’s application requirements at www.pili-law.org.  Applications will be accepted until October 31, 2014.

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