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Environmental Justice Research Intern

Supervisor:   Trent Dougherty, General Counsel

Time Commitment: 20 hours minimum per week

Schedule: flexible over 10-12 weeks, summer 2018

Location:   Columbus, Ohio

The Ohio Environmental Council is the state’s most comprehensive, effective and respected environmental advocate for a healthier, more sustainable Ohio. Maintaining partnerships across the state is crucial to rapidly and effectively addressing environmental hazards as they arise. This role will work to catalog relationships and environmental injustices across the state of Ohio to enhance the ability of OEC to fight for healthy air, land and water for all Ohioans.

Responsibilities  

  • Review and catalog existing staff member relationships in communities facing environmental injustices
  • Research incidences of environmental injustice occurring around the state of Ohio
  • Research gaps or opportunities in Ohio law to require agencies to be more responsive to at risk communities and provide meaningful consideration of local community input
  • Develop a report on state of environmental justice in Ohio
  • Compile a database of environmental injustices in Ohio
  • Compile a database of organizations and activists working on environmental justice in impacted communities

This internship is a volunteer, unpaid position.

Qualifications

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Self-motivated and flexible 
  • Strong editing and proofreading skills are highly desirable
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office or Google Suite

About the OEC

The Ohio Environmental Council is the state’s most comprehensive, effective and respected environmental advocate for a healthier, more sustainable Ohio. Our experts work daily to restore, protect, and strengthen the quality of life for families and communities — from the air we breathe and the water we drink to the food we eat and natural resources we enjoy. Find out more at www.theOEC.org.

The OEC is committed to inclusion and diversity. We seek to hire staff that reflects the diverse communities and perspectives that comprise Ohio. Qualified candidates of all backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply.

The OEC prohibits discrimination of employment, promotion, compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment on the basis of gender, disability, race, age, national origin, color, creed, sexual orientation, sex (including marital and parental status), gender identity and expression, religion, economic status, ethnic identity, veteran’s status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit a resume and cover letter to internships@theOEC.org with the subject of “EJ research internship application.” This application will close on March 30, 2018.

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