Our team of conservation experts is growing. All paid and unpaid positions are posted below.
NUTRIENT POLLUTION POLICY & MARKETS SENIOR ANALYST
One of the Environmental Policy Innovation Center’s top goals is to speed up the pace and scale of ecological restoration and environmental outcomes delivery in the U.S. so that it can match the need for improved water quality, increase our resilience to the effects of climate change, and provide additional co-benefits to communities. We believe it is essential to recommend new ways for EPA (and USDA) to support approaches that allow voluntary pollution reductions from agricultural lands to contribute to compliance-related objectives of cities, point sources, and states. Improvements in government procurement policies also must make it easier for government to pay for environmental outcomes (like nutrient pollution reductions) after they are delivered. We have an opening for a senior analyst who will help us achieve these goals and implement our strategies, by focusing on Clean Water Act and Farm Bill-driven nutrient and stormwater pollution programs at the national and state level. The position has significant flexibility in roles and responsibilities, depending on the skills, experience and interest of the successful candidate. Given this flexibility to mold the position, we welcome applications from candidates who may not feel they have expertise in every area of the position responsibilities, but who have interest and some expertise in many of the job elements.
WATER POLICY INTERNSHIP
Water policy issues are inherently wicked—inaction over a number of years have left a series of challenging tasks unaddressed, and the involvement of multiple actors inhibits nimble decision-making. The Water Policy Internship offers a unique opportunity to help understand the various challenges facing the water sector (water, wastewater, and stormwater) in the U.S. and using that knowledge to find radically innovative or extraordinarily mundane ways to improve outcomes in public health, environment, and public satisfaction. The research will focus on questions that are highly relevant to current efforts to improve water policies, including regulation of contaminants, financing of infrastructure, and consideration of equity issues. The intern will gain valuable skills in researching science and policy issues; understanding the water policy landscape; communicating effectively in writing and verbally; and creating online visualizations of the research results. Work will be done remotely by the candidate in their home office. 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.