Environmental Law and Policy Center of the Midwest

The Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC), the Midwest’s leading public interest environmental advocacy and eco-business innovation organization, seeks to hire PILI Fellows. Our Fellows support ELPC’s state and federal litigation and policy work throughout the Midwest.

About ELPC: ELPC’s major program areas include: promoting clean energy development strategies that reduce environmental degradation and climate change by supporting energy efficiency and renewable resource alternatives to coal and nuclear plants; developing innovative transportation approaches, such as the Midwest high-speed railroad network, that will lead to cleaner air and more jobs, and proposing “smart growth” alternatives to sprawl-inducing new road projects; and developing sound environmental management practices that preserve natural resources and improve the quality of life in our communities, especially with respect to water and forests. One of ELPC’s premises is that environmental progress and economic development can be achieved together. ELPC’s multidisciplinary professional staff includes attorneys, M.B.A.’s, public policy advocates, and communications specialists. ELPC was established in 1993.

Responsibilities: PILI Interns & Fellows work with ELPC attorneys and other professional staff on ELPC policy, legislative and general advocacy issues, and on federal and state court litigation. Job activities may include legal and legislative research, litigation and pre-litigation support, developing case strategies, legislative drafting, clean energy business development, grass roots advocacy work, and special projects. Interns & Fellows also may attend meetings with state and federal agencies, legislators and concerned citizens, and participate in depositions and other litigation activities. Fellows assume a significant level of responsibility commensurate with their interests and abilities.

Qualifications: Applicants should have a strong academic record, excellent writing and analytical skills, and a demonstrated interest in and commitment to public interest and environmental advocacy. Because we intend to hire all Interns & Fellows by February, we encourage application through PILI as early as possible in the Fall. Please, no telephone inquiries.

This agency is approved to host a Law Student Intern during the summer. They are also approved to host Graduate Fellows.