Our team of conservation experts is growing. All paid and unpaid positions are posted below.
DEPUTY DIRECTOR, WATER POLICY
The Environmental Policy Innovation Center has an expanding program on water infrastructure, federal and state policy, and transforming the role of ‘trust’ in water services. We are taking on ambitious efforts to make drinking water better and its delivery and pricing fairer for all Americans, and to also improve the treatment of wastewater and stormwater for people and the environment. We believe America’s water utilities can be more effective at strengthening customer trust, improving their focus on equity and health, and financing infrastructure while providing drinking water and enhancing water quality and quantity for nature. We have an opening for an experienced water leader who can help us achieve these goals. The position has significant flexibility in roles and responsibilities, depending on the skills, experience, and interest of the successful candidate.
Our recently released report, H2Equity: Rebuilding a Fair System of Water Services for America, outlines strategies to get at the root causes of and key obstacles to health equity in water infrastructure, and will form the basis for planned work in the coming year. We are seeking someone, on contract or as full-time employee, to help us create, advocate, collaborate, and advance projects on a wide range of topics including federal and state financing of water infrastructure, trust in water utilities, and federal advocacy of equity priorities in water infrastructure legislation and policies. We are looking for someone with significant experience with water utilities, EPA or state agencies, water finance, and the intersection of health, water, and infrastructure.
ENDANGERED SPECIES DATA AND POLICY INTERNSHIP
Data can transform how we restore rare wildlife—how fast we do it, how efficiently we do it, and how big of a difference we make. The Endangered Species Data and Policy Internship offers a unique opportunity to help conserve endangered species by improving our understanding of how the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA) is implemented and using that knowledge to find radically innovative or extraordinarily mundane ways to improve outcomes for wildlife. The research will focus on questions that are highly relevant to current efforts to shape the future of the ESA, including regulatory and legislative reforms. The intern will gain valuable skills in researching science and policy issues; understanding how the ESA is implemented; communicating effectively in writing and verbally; and creating online visualizations of the research results. We prefer candidates who can work in our Washington D.C. office at least two days a week but will consider remote work arrangements. The internship is open throughout the year, and we request a minimum commitment of three months. The internship is unpaid, but we can help the intern seek funding or academic credit.