Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Research Intern, Ashtracker - Spring/Summer 2016


The Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) in Washington, D.C., is seeking an Intern to support our coal program. Specifically, the Intern will help EIP maintain and improve our website dedicated to tracking groundwater contamination at coal ash dumps, www.Ashtracker.org. This position is located at our Washington, D.C. office. The ideal candidate will be a proactive, highly organized, and detail-oriented individual with a demonstrated interest in environmental advocacy.

EIP is a non-partisan, nonprofit organization established in 2002 to promote stronger enforcement of laws targeting pollution from the energy industry, including coal plants, oil and gas facilities and refineries. Our goal is to protect the environment and reduce pollution by improving compliance and shining a light on violations. EIP has a strong focus on gathering and analyzing pollution data and making it accessible to the public, as well as a commitment to helping reduce pollution in disadvantaged communities that are especially vulnerable to its adverse effects.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Drafting and submitting public information requests to state agencies
  • Organizing and reviewing groundwater monitoring reports
  • Compiling and analyzing groundwater monitoring data
  • Drafting narrative site descriptions and social media content
  • Tracking current events related to coal ash and coal-fired power plants

Qualifications:
  • Current undergraduate or graduate student studying environmental science, public health, environmental policy, or a related field
  • Comfortable using Microsoft Excel and Google Earth
  • Able to work independently
Compensation/Hours: Academic credit or competitive non-profit rate/full or part-time.

To Apply: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Please submit a cover letter and resume to Ashtracker@environmentalintegrity.org