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

  • Wildlife, Biodiversity & Natural Resources Protection Litigation Attorney

    The Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC) is hiring a skilled public interest litigation attorney with 8+ years of strong federal and state court, and administrative, litigation experience for a full-time position in our downtown Chicago office. This ELPC attorney will work on our natural resources preservation legal and policy advocacy, which now focuses on protecting the Great Lakes, Northwoods and Driftless Area, and wildlife and biodiversity. This is a great position for a top-rate litigator who loves the outdoors and wants to devote her/his professional work to protecting the Midwest’s vital natural resources and wild and special places.

  • Law Student Internship - Summer 2019

    The Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC) seeks to hire 1L and 2L law student interns for Summer 2019. Legal interns support ELPC’s state and federal litigation and policy work throughout the Midwest. ELPC plans to hire 3 to 4 law students to work in the Chicago, IL office, and a “Great Plains” intern from or in law school in Nebraska, Kansas, North Dakota, or South Dakota. A summer at ELPC will give students a broad-based experience working in the Midwest on energy and transportation policy, air and water quality, and protection of special places.

  • Public Interest M.B.A. Sustainable Business Fellow

    The Environmental Law & Policy Center seeks to hire an M.B.A. who is a recent business school graduate for a full-time two-year Sustainable Business Fellowship position in our Chicago office starting in Fall 2019. The Sustainable Business Fellow will work with ELPC’s multidisciplinary project teams of senior attorneys, M.B.A.s, public policy specialists and scientist professionals on sustainability projects developing clean renewable energy and energy efficiency, advancing innovative transportation strategies and preserving vital natural resources.

  • Associate Attorney -- Public Interest Environmental Law Fellowship

    The Environmental Law & Policy Center seeks to hire public interest attorney advocates who are recent law school graduates or judicial law clerks for Associate Attorney positions in our Chicago, Columbus, Grand Rapids or Minneapolis offices starting in Fall 2019. This is a two-year fellowship position. The Associate Attorneys will work on ELPC's cutting-edge public interest climate change and clean energy, environmental protection and natural resources preservation litigation and innovative policy advocacy. This is an extraordinary time in which ELPC’s effective legal and policy advocacy – backed by strong economic analysis and public engagement – are essential for protecting our core environmental values.

  • Foundation Grants Writer

    The Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC), the Midwest’s leading environmental legal advocacy and eco-business innovation organization, seeks to hire a full-time Foundation Grants Writer to work in our Chicago office. This is an extraordinary time in which ELPC’s effective legal and policy advocacy is essential for protecting our core environmental values. This position reports to ELPC’s Chief Development Officer and is responsible for writing compelling and persuasive foundation proposals and compiling grant reports. As part of ELPC’s development team, this person will also provide support for development events and outreach activities as needed.

  • Science & Policy Internship

    The Environmental Law & Policy Center offers several policy and science internships for undergraduate and graduate students. Environmental Policy and Science Internships are available throughout the year and are open to undergraduate and graduate students studying politics/government, environmental sciences, business/economics or related fields. 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.

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