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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 a robust package of vacation and sick days, medical, dental and vision insurance as well as short- and long-term disability and life insurance. Employees are eligible for employer 403(b) contributions and matching, as well as contributions to a Health Savings Account for those enrolled in our health plan. New parents can enjoy six weeks of paid parental leave. We also encourage a healthy lifestyle with free access to the building gym in Chicago and pre-tax commuter benefits. Bike to work or take public transportation and we’ll reward you for keeping your carbon footprint low! And of-course we offer a hybrid work environment to help you integrate work and life, because we know how busy you are and value your time.


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, inclusion, 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

Come join our winning team of talented, mission-driven professionals, who work together to protect the environment and natural resources in the Midwest region.

Environmental Job Board

The Midwest is home to many fantastic environmental organizations. We all are stronger if great people work to protect the environment. If you can’t find a position with us, see if you’re the right fit for opportunities with our partners/coalition members.


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