Public Interest Law Initiative

Alliance for the Great Lakes


150 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 700
Chicago, Illinois 60601

Contact: Lyman Welch



The Alliance for the Great Lakes works to conserve and restore the world’s largest freshwater resource through policy, education and local efforts aimed at preserving the Great Lakes region as a national treasure. To that end, we draw on many resources, working with teachers, scientists, economists, legal specialists, government representatives, communities and individuals. Since 1970, the Alliance has been working with people from around the region to promote Great Lakes-wide policy reform and site-specific restoration. The PILI Fellow would support Alliance staff on projects such as reducing untreated municipal sewage overflows, reducing pollution from key industrial facilities, reducing nonpoint nutrient runoff pollution into the Great Lakes, and controlling emerging contaminant threats to water quality. Common tasks may include review of discharge permits, researching environmental regulations, drafting comment letters and legal research and writing in support of the Alliance’s advocacy efforts.

This agency is approved to host Graduate Fellows in 2017.

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