Environmental Law & Policy Center - Chicago, IL

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The Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC) Communications Team is seeking three interns at this time:

1 – Summer 2013 Communications & Marketing Intern to assist the ELPC Communications Team in tasks including but not limited to the following: drafting content for websites, online advocacy, press releases, and print materials; putting together media outreach lists and making press calls; putting together marketing outreach lists and making marketing calls; assisting with social media; and assisting with events, webinars and press conferences. Minimum Commitment: 15 hours/week for approximately 3 months

2 – Spring or Summer 2013 Video Intern to assist with and potentially lead video creation projects including but not limited to the following: personal story videos for our suite of clean water websites (see ); victory videos for ELPC’s 20 th Anniversary (see ); video news releases on environmental topics; and video interviews with ELPC’s staff. ELPC’s current collection of videos can be found at and . Videos are shared through our other social media accounts and suite of more than 10 websites. Minimum Commitment: Completion of at least 1 video/month for at least 3 months

3 – Spring or Summer 2013 Outreach Intern to assist with marketing our suite of clean water websites currently available through . Marketing duties include but aren’t limited to the following: creating lists of potential partners in business and non-profit sectors; reaching out to those stakeholders by phone, email and snail mail to encourage them to utilize the site; working with our partners and staff to create fresh content for the sites; creating and distributing marketing materials (e.g., postcards, PSAs, robocalls, press releases, etc.). Minimum Commitment: 1 day/week for at least 3 months

All communications internships are unpaid, unless the intern seeks and secures his/her own outside funding. We welcome university students seeking credit.

Education – Must have completed at least junior year of college. We welcome graduate students as well as professionals transitioning to new fields.

Experience – Almost every college major and almost every job require some about of writing. However, we seek interns who have some exposure to professional communications fields , not just fields that include some amount of writing. Such fields include journalism, photography, videography, marketing, technical writing, grant writing, speech writing, etc.

Goal – Applicants looking to work in a professional communications capacity, especially within the non-profit sector, will be given top priority. Environmental passion is a huge plus. (If you are interested in science, policy or law, please refer to internship descriptions in those sectors.)

Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample and list of references to ELPC Communications Associate Katie Coleman at by the following deadlines:

Spring 2013 Internships: February 20, 2013

Summer 2013 Internships: April 20, 2013

Please be sure to indicate which internship and which time frame you are interested in. No phone calls please.

The Environmental Law & Policy Center (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 45 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 offices in Columbus, OH, Des Moines, IA, Jamestown, ND, Minneapolis, MN, Madison, WI, Sioux Falls, SD, and Washington D.C. ELPC started in 1993 and has an annual budget of $6.5 million. Please see .
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