Jobs

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 www.ELPC.org/staff. For more information on ELPC’s impact in the Midwest, go to www.ELPC.org/impact. 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.

  • Administrative Assistant

    The Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC) seeks to hire an Administrative Assistant to work full-time in our Chicago office.

  • Summer 2018 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.

  • Development Officer, Foundation Relations

    The Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC), the Midwest’s leading environmental legal advocacy and eco-business innovation organization, seeks to hire a full-time Development Officer for Foundation Relations 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 Director of Development 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.

  • SUMMER 2018 LAW STUDENT INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

    The Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC) seeks to hire 1L and 2L law student interns for Summer 2018. 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 1 law student to work part of the summer in Nebraska and part of the summer in the Chicago 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.

  • Public Interest Economic Policy Associate

    The Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC), the Midwest’s leading public interest environmental legal advocacy and eco-business innovation organization, seeks to hire an entry-level Economic Policy Associate at our Chicago headquarters. This is an extraordinary time in which ELPC’s effective legal and policy advocacy – backed by strong analysis and public engagement – are essential for protecting our core environmental values. The Economic Policy Associate will perform research, modeling, and analysis as part of a first-rate team working to: accelerate clean solar energy and storage, wind power and energy efficiency solutions; advance climate change solutions; protect clean air, safe drinking water and communities against toxic threats; and protect the Midwest’s wild and natural places.


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