Policy & Equity Research Internship

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organization:Oregon Environmental Council
position summary:

Oregon Environmental Council (OEC) seeks a motivated researcher with an interest in environmental policy and social justice to undertake a research project related to local and state-level carbon pricing and market mechanisms. Global climate change is one of the world’s most pressing environmental, health, and economic concerns—and states have the potential to adopt policies that can serve as models for national and international action.

The intern will be responsible for assembling an annotated bibliography and literature review of carbon pricing and market systems, their environmental justice implications, and ways to mitigate impacts on low income households. The intern will also assemble and analyze economic and demographic data to inform policy decisions.

The candidate will have experience in research as well as a working knowledge of the principles of environmental justice. OEC offers a collaborative, team-oriented, family-friendly workplace that treats employees as responsible professionals. You will learn a lot, laugh a lot, and feel great about making Oregon a better place.

To apply
No calls, please. The position will be open until filled, but we will begin reviewing resumes and setting up interviews after November 7. Send cover letter and resume via email (preferred) to karenr [at] oeconline.org with a subject line of “Policy & Equity Research Internship” or via postal mail to:
Oregon Environmental Council
222 NW Davis St., Suite 309
Portland, OR 97209

Salary / Pay Rate:$2,000 stipend
Apply by:November 5, 2012
Required Skills and Abilities:A successful candidate will be a graduate-level or exceptional undergraduate in a program related to policy, law, sociology, economics or environmental justice.
Qualifications:Required: • Status as a graduate level or exceptional undergraduate student • Excellent research, data collection and writing skills • Experience conducting economic and/or environmental policy analysis Desirable: • Familiarity with Oregon’s communities and cultures • Engaged in a program related to policy, law, sociology, economics, social and/or environmental justice • Experience with Environmental economics, cost/benefit analysis and/or Public policy • Self-motivated, resourceful and reliable • Ability to meet goals in a timely manner • Working knowledge of the principles of environmental justice, and a committed interest to addressing inequity
Education Required:Graduate degree
Other:Equal Opportunity Employer

Organization Link

Oregon Environmental Council