The Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC) is headquartered in downtown Chicago, with staff across many Midwestern states. Our multi-disciplinary staff consists of public interest attorneys, policy analysts, MBAs, communications specialists, grassroots organizers, and support staff. To meet ELPC’s top-rate staff, go to For more information on ELPC’s impact in the Midwest, go to You can also join us by making a donation or joining our online advocacy community. You can also visit our ELPC Action Fund website.

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Jobs at ELPC

  • Chief Development Officer

    The position of Chief Development Officer (CDO) presents an exciting opportunity for a seasoned professional to innovate, implement and lead a strategic, creative and entrepreneurial development program that will affirm and celebrate ELPC’s mission, impact and future growth during this critical juncture in U.S. environmental policy.

    Reporting to and partnering with the Executive Director, the CDO will be responsible for leveraging ELPC’s national leadership in achieving clean energy, clean transportation, and natural resources protection successes by building and stewarding robust, meaningful partnerships with current and prospective large institutional foundations and funders, major individual donors and others.

  • Legal Assistant

    The Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC), the Midwest's leading environmental legal advocacy and eco-business innovation organization, seeks to hire a full time legal assistant to our public interest attorneys in our downtown Chicago headquarters. This position offers an excellent opportunity to gain professional experience with a premier environmental advocacy organization.


    The Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC), the Midwest's leading environmental legal advocacy and eco-business innovation organization, seeks to hire a full-time Director of Marketing for a mid-to-senior level position in its downtown Chicago headquarters. The Director of Marketing will work with ELPC’s Executive Director, Development Director and Media Relations Director to focus on strengthening ELPC’s strategic positioning and the organization’s favorable public visibility, prominence and effectiveness.

  • Development and Communications Writer

    This position jointly reports to ELPC’s Director of Development and ELPC’s Director of Media Relations and is responsible for: (1) writing compelling and persuasive grant proposals and reports; and (2) writing content for ELPC’s websites, reports, projects and marketing materials.

  • Sustainable Business & Innovation Fellow

    The Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC) seeks to hire a Sustainable Business & Innovation Fellow for a two-year commitment at our Chicago headquarters, beginning in summer / fall 2017. The Sustainable Business Fellow will conduct critical research, modeling, analysis and advocacy in the fields of clean energy, mobility and/or environmental quality, with a focus on innovative technologies, partnerships and market opportunities.

  • South Dakota Policy Advocate/Attorney

    The South Dakota Policy Advocate/Attorney will lead ELPC’s efforts to develop and implement a successful environmental agenda for South Dakota. This agenda will include advocating for clean energy policies before the PUC and the state legislature; partnering with conservation and citizen organizations to promote clean water and protect threatened natural resources; nurturing relations with the state’s Congressional Delegation to effectively advocate for clean energy; and direct hands-on fundraising to support ELPC’s South Dakota work.

  • Science and Policy Internships

    Policy and Science Interns assist ELPC’s Senior Policy Advocates, Policy Associates, Communications Staff and Economists/Financial Analysts with a variety of tasks, including: work on clean energy projects across the Midwest and Great Plains, clean energy business development, promoting environmentally sustainable transportation policies and projects, preserving our natural resources and protecting our national forests, advancing global warming solutions, grass roots advocacy work, and special projects. Internships are available throughout the year and are open to undergraduate and graduate students studying politics/government, environmental sciences, business/economics or related fields.

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