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The Environmental Law & Policy Center is the Midwest’s leading environmental legal advocacy organization.

Our staff is made up of extraordinary individuals who work together across disciplines and offices to solve the most pressing environmental challenges of our times. We regularly have job opportunities at our headquarters in Chicago or offices across the region. You may be just the candidate we’re looking for.

Our Values

We are a public interest advocacy nonprofit that enacts substantive environmental change, from the Great Lakes to the Great Plains. We work to improve people’s lives at the local, state, and national level. We believe that when we improve the environment, we bolster the economy. The Midwest is our home, and ELPC’s expertise and deep roots here makes the difference.

Our Benefits

Our most important resource is our people, so that’s where we invest. We provide excellent paid time off, medical and dental insurance, vision care, life insurance, and disability insurance. We contribute funds to every employee’s 403(b) retirement account and Health Savings Account. ELPC staff also have free access to the building gym, commuter benefits and other healthy lifestyle benefits.


Just as diversity is an asset to our environment, it is also an asset to our team at ELPC. ELPC is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome people of all backgrounds, and seek to foster a culture of respect, learning, and integrity. Regardless of your job title, you’ll share in our victories.

Our Issues

Every Midwesterner deserves to breathe healthy air and drink safe, clean water. We work to improve public health, protect natural resources, stop climate change, and build new economic opportunities in clean energy and transportation.


Our States

We work in nine states across the Great Lakes & Great Plains regions of the Midwest, with staff in seven offices. Our regional perspective is critical to our success, forging lasting solutions to environmental challenges.


Our Headquarters

ELPC’s LEED Platinum Chicago headquarters demonstrates that high-performance environmental design makes good economic sense.


Open Positions at ELPC

Data Scientist
ELPC seeks to hire a Data Scientist with strong data analysis and visualization skills to support our cutting-edge public interest advocacy. This person will work as a key member of ELPC’s clean energy, clean air and clean water multidisciplinary project teams.

Director of Human Resources
ELPC is seeking a Director of Human Resources, to provide strategic leadership and hands-on, roll-up-the-sleeves work and solutions in response to HR needs throughout the organization. Koya Leadership Partners has been exclusively retained for this search.

Ohio Public Interest Litigation Attorney

ELPC seeks to hire a skilled public interest litigation attorney with 5+ years of strong federal, state court, or administrative, litigation experience for a full-time position in our downtown Columbus, OH office. This attorney will work on innovative clean energy and clean water issues in Ohio.

Legal Assistant

ELPC seeks to hire a full-time legal assistant to our public interest attorneys in our downtown Chicago headquarters. This is an extraordinary time in which ELPC’s effective legal advocacy is essential for protecting our core environmental values.


ELPC seeks to hire an experienced full-time paralegal to support our public interest attorneys in our downtown Chicago headquarters. This is an extraordinary time in which ELPC’s effective legal and policy is essential for protecting our core environmental values.

Administrative Assistant

The Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC), seeks to hire a full-time administrative assistant in our downtown Chicago headquarters. This is an extraordinary time in which ELPC’s effective advocacy is essential for protecting our core environmental values.


Internships at ELPC

Science and Policy Internship

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

Environmental Job Board

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