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.

  • ACLS Public Fellow: Senior Research Analyst, Transportation Innovation

    The Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELC) seeks to hire a Senior Research Analyst. Transportation use and technology are changing rapidly with the advent of electric vehicles, ride-hailing applications, driverless cars, and car sharing, and public transit ridership is declining as a result. Public policy needs to keep pace with these changes in order to address climate change, land use, and equity challenges. This position is offered through the American Council of Learned Societies as a Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow.

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

  • Kubert Sustainable Business Internship

    The Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC) seeks to hire a current MBA student for a 10-week Sustainable Business Internship in our Chicago office starting in May or June 2018. This individual will participate as a member of multidisciplinary ELPC teams that draw upon expertise in business, law, policy and planning to protect natural resources and build a sustainable regional economy. This role offers an exceptional opportunity to directly impact some of the most important issues facing Midwest communities, institutions, and the planet at-large.

  • 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.

  • 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.


    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.

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