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

  • 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.

  • Digital Advocacy Specialist

    The Digital Advocacy Specialist will join ELPC’s first-rate team of legal and policy advocates working to accelerate solar and wind power; advance climate change solutions; protect clean air, safe drinking water, and communities against toxics contamination; and protect the Midwest’s Wild and Natural Places.

  • 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.

  • Associate Attorney -- Public Interest Environmental Law Fellowship, Fall 2017

    The Associate Attorney will work with ELPC’s Executive Director and Senior Attorneys on “hot” litigation and innovative eco-business 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.

  • Transportation Program - Senior Policy Advocate or Senior Attorney

    The Senior Policy Advocate or Senior Attorney will have program leadership responsibilities and work to promote environmentally sustainable transportation policies and projects, including developing the Midwest High-Speed Rail Network, advancing transit and smart growth planning policies, and opposing costly, sprawl-inducing new highways.The ELPC Senior Attorney or Senior Policy Advocate will have a lead role in communication and fundraising for the program, working in conjunction with ELPC’s Executive Director and staff leadership. He/she will be a member of ELPC’s senior program team, participating in a collegial setting to marshaling diverse staff skills to successfully execute ELPC’s key strategies. He/she will be a “front person” in fundraising and working with foundations and major donors to gain project support.

  • 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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