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

  • 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 office starting in Fall 2018. This is a two-year fellowship position. The Associate Attorney will work on ELPC's cutting-edge public interest clean energy and environmental 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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