The Environmental Law and Policy Center (“ELPC”) seeks to hire two M.B.A. students for Sustainable Business Internship positions in our Chicago office starting in June 2014. The full-time M.B.A. interns will work with ELPC multidisciplinary project teams of senior attorney, M.B.A., public policy and scientist professionals on sustainability projects developing clean renewable energy and energy efficiency, advancing innovative transportation strategies and preserving vital natural resources. One of ELPC’s core principles is that job creation, economic growth and environmental progress can be achieved together through smart public policies and sustainability initiatives.
ORGANIZATION: ELPC is the Midwest’s leading public interest environmental legal advocacy and eco-business innovation organization, and among the nation’s leaders. We develop and lead successful strategic environmental advocacy campaigns to improve environmental quality and protect our natural heritage. We are public interest environmental entrepreneurs who engage in creative business deal making with diverse interests to put into practice our belief that environmental progress and economic development can be achieved together. ELPC’s multidisciplinary staff of 47 talented public interest attorneys, environmental business specialists, policy advocates and communications specialists brings a strong and effective combination of skills to solve environmental problems and improve the quality of life in our communities. ELPC’s headquarters is in Chicago, along with six additional offices in Midwest and Washington D.C. ELPC started in 1993 and has a $6.75 million annual budget. Please see www.elpc.org.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Work with ELPC’s senior staff on sustainability projects involving clean energy development, innovative transportation strategies and natural resources preservation. Economic analysis of energy efficiency and renewable energy programs, and program development of forward-looking federal and state environmental policies that can achieve job creation, economic growth and environmental progress together. Engage with ELPC multidisciplinary project teams of public interest attorneys, M.B.A.s, policy advocates, communications specialists and scientists.
QUALIFICATIONS: M.B.A. students with at least three years of prior professional experience preferably in sustainability, finance, environmental or energy sectors. Strong academic record and excellent analytical and writing skills. Strong background in financial and economic analysis. Knowledge of clean energy policy and technologies, and energy economics is valued. An inspired commitment to sustainability principles and an ability to work well with a team of skilled professionals.
SALARY: $7,500 for the 10-week internship program, starting in May/June 2014.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Interested M.B.A. student applicants should send a cover letter, resume and three professional references by email to Sara Billings at: KubertBusinessInternship@elpc.org. The deadline is January 31, 2014. The Environmental Law and Policy Center is an equal opportunity employer and is continually seeking to diversify its staff. (Posted 10/18/2013)
Charlie Kubert was a businessperson and dedicated environmentalist who worked at ELPC on sustainable business opportunities to advance environmental progress and economic growth.
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