Part-Time Summer Development Intern

The Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) is seeking a development intern during the summer of 2022 to maintain the organization’s donor database, assist with proposals and grant reports, and provide administrative support. This is an excellent opportunity for a highly organized and motivated individual to develop skills in nonprofit development work and support efforts to reduce climate change. Intern will learn the operations of a nonprofit, as well as the grants management process.

Job Highlights

  • Enter data into Salsa, our development database, to maintain files
  • Process thank you letters to foundations and individuals
  • Gather documents for grant proposals and reports
  • Complete vendor forms
  • Scan and shred documents
  • Work on special projects as directed

Qualifications

The successful candidate must:

  • Be responsible, ethical, and interested in the mission of EIP;
  • Have an interest in a nonprofit career, particularly development or the environment;
  • Possess a proactive attitude and ability to solve problems;
  • Have clear verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Flexible, hard‐working, eager to learn, and follow directions well;
  • Be able to prioritize, organize, and manage a variety of tasks and assignments;
  • Have experience with the following software: Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook;
  • Familiar with Adobe Acrobat or experience with pdfs
  • Be a high school graduate or GED; and
  • Be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

EIP is an equal opportunity employer, highly values diversity, and strives to create an inclusive workplace culture. As an equal opportunity employer, EIP is committed to employment practices that ensure that employees and applicants for employment are provided with equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the position.

Compensation, Hours, and Location

This position is in the Environmental Integrity Project’s main office in Washington, DC. The successful candidate will work in the office for approximately 24 hours per week earning $16.50 per hour. Because it is a temporary position, it does not come with benefits, leave, or holiday pay.

To Apply:

To apply, email resume and cover letter to hr@environmentalintegrity.org by Friday, May 13. In the subject line, reference “Development Intern.”


Job Title: Staff Attorney, Two Positions 

The Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) is accepting applications for two Staff Attorneys to join our team working to hold industrial polluters accountable for compliance with environmental laws. One Staff Attorney will work to reduce greenhouse gases from a variety of sources, including municipal solid waste landfills and natural gas infrastructure.  This position will focus on national-level advocacy and advocacy addressing pollution sources located in the Mid-Atlantic region. The second Staff Attorney will work to reduce water pollution from industrial polluters. Both attorneys will work with EIP’s team of lawyers and analysts to advance our efforts to reduce air and water pollution through litigation and federal and state administrative permitting and rulemaking processes. 

Responsibilities 

  • Develop and execute legal strategies to reduce pollution.  
  • Perform a range of litigation and legal tasks, including drafting comments, motions, briefs, and other documents to support administrative advocacy and litigation efforts.    
  • Work with internal and external experts to develop the factual, technical, and scientific basis to support EIP’s advocacy efforts.  
  • Represent EIP and other organizations in federal and state litigation and administrative proceedings.  
  • Manage client relationships and work effectively within coalitions.   
  • Draft grant proposals and reports.   

Qualifications 

  • A law degree and active bar membership in good standing.  
  • One to eight years of experience practicing law and experience in environmental law and policy. 
  • Excellent analytical, research, writing, oral communication, and interpersonal skills.  
  • Passion for protecting public health and the environment.  
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and external partners. 
  • Prior experience or demonstrated commitment to working with members of communities directly impacted by pollution.  
  • Strong work ethic, robust problem-solving skills, and sound judgment.  

Salary and Benefits 

EIP offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. The salary for this position will reflect experience and qualifications.   

EIP is an equal opportunity employer, highly values diversity, and strives to create an inclusive workplace culture. As an equal opportunity employer, EIP is committed to employment practices that ensure that employees and applicants for employment are provided with equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the position.  

To Apply 

Interested persons should send a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and law school transcript to hr@environmentalintegrity.org. Please use the following subject lines to identify the position(s) for which you wish to apply: Staff Attorney Application: Climate Change; Staff Attorney Application: Water Pollution; or Staff Attorney Application: Either Position. 

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. 


Job Title: Writer and Editor

The Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) is seeking to hire a veteran journalist to research, write, and edit in-depth reports about the oil and gas industry.  This position will be based in Houston, and the person would work out of their home. 

Job Description:

The writer and editor will work as part of a team of analysts, journalists and attorneys in EIP’s Center for Environmental Investigations and conceive, research, write, and edit investigative reports and articles about the oil and gas industry.   The position will require writing blog articles and e-newsletters about interesting and important new oil and gas projects across the U.S. and perform other communications work, as required.

The job would require some travel – for example, to West Texas, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, and elsewhere to interview, research and photograph local residents and profile communities that are impacted by the expansion of the oil and gas industry. 

Qualifications:

A qualified candidate will have several years of experience at a news organization and a portfolio of news stories employing public records research.  We are seeking a self-starter – an experienced investigator with good computer skills who is comfortable working independently with little oversight. The journalist must be able to execute both complex, long-term reports based on public records and data, as well as short writing assignments on a tight deadline. All new hires are expected to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Compensation, Hours and Location:

Pay for the position will be competitive for a veteran journalist at a major news outlet in Houston and would include generous vacation time and benefits, including health insurance and contributions toward a retirement plan. Hours would be full time, but flexible and negotiable. The person would work from their home in the Houston area.

As an equal opportunity employer, EIP is committed to employment practices that ensure that employees and applicants for employment are provided with equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the position. 

For more information about EIP’s Center for Environmental Investigations, visit: https://environmentalintegrity.org/the-center-for-environmental-investigations/

To Apply:

Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and five examples of investigative reports or news stories published in news outlets to Tom Pelton, Director of Communications at EIP, at tpelton@environmentalintegrity.org.   Applicants should include in the subject line of the email “Applying for Oil & Gas Watch Reporting and Editing job.”


2022 SUMMER AND FALL LAW CLERK ANNOUNCEMENT

Job Title: Law Clerk

The Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) is seeking law clerks for summer and fall 2022 to advance environmental protections at the federal, state, and local levels under the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and other federal and state environmental laws. The clerks’ duties will include legal research related to environmental, administrative, and information-collecting statutes and regulations, review of pollution permits and data, and production of legal memoranda, public comments, litigation documents, and issue-focused reports.  Candidates with a background or coursework in environmental/administrative law and a demonstrated commitment to environmental protection are preferred. 

EIP is a nonprofit organization established in March of 2002 by former EPA enforcement attorneys to advocate for more effective enforcement of environmental laws. The organization has three objectives:  (1) to provide objective analyses of how the failure to enforce or implement environmental laws increases pollution and affects the public’s health; (2) to hold federal and state agencies, as well as individual corporations, accountable for failing to enforce or comply with environmental laws; and (3) to help local communities obtain the protection of environmental laws.

Qualifications: Currently enrolled law students or recent law school graduates are eligible to apply. Candidates preferably should have completed at least one year of law school and have a strong interest in environmental advocacy. The ideal candidate will have a background or coursework in environmental/administrative law and a demonstrated commitment to environmental protection and/or non-profit advocacy. Previous experience with the Clean Air Act and/or the Clean Water Act, developing or litigating cases, commenting on or challenging permits or rules, policy analysis, media outreach, and/or coalition building would also be helpful. Candidates should be able to handle multiple tasks at once and work well with others, and must demonstrate strong writing and analytical skills.

Compensation / Hours: Academic credit or hourly wage. Full-time (Summer 2022); Full- or part-time (Fall 2022).

To Apply: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible. 

Candidates should send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, law school transcript (unofficial is fine), and three references.

Please address your cover letter/email to Sunny Lee, put your last name and “[Summer/Fall] 2022 Law Clerk Application” in the subject line of the email, and submit your application materials to hr@environmentalintegrity.org.