Join the team fighting for nature and prosperity for all.
Fellowships (paid) - applications due by March 1st, 2017
Internships (unpaid) - applications accepted on a rolling basis
EP Fellowships and Internships provide students and others with an opportunity to gain valuable research and writing skills; coauthor reports and articles in academic journals, popular publications; gain access to a network of forward-thinking environmental organizations and think tanks; and be part of an organization and movement that is changing the world.
EP Fellows and Interns can use the research done here for coursework, theses and dissertations.
Qualities and Responsibilities
- Shares Environmental Progress's core vision and values.
- Works hard
- Very intelligent and learns quickly
- Fast reader capable of scanning large quantities of text
- Fast writer capable of synthesizing information
- Able to see big picture and small details
- Familiar with the subject matter
- “Do what it takes and get it done” attitude
- Comfort with computer and technology — most of this work is on-line.
- Enjoys and is able to efficiently manage multiple research projects at once.
Commitment and Pay
- Fellows must commit to working 40 hours per week from our office in Berkeley, California office for a minimum of 10 weeks, and receive a salary of $10.50/hour.
- Interns must commit to working 20 hours per week from Berkeley, CA for a minimum of 10 weeks, and do not receive a salary.
All EP research projects involve a mixture of qualitative and quantitative research, including: energy and environmental analyses; historical research; investigative journalism; sociological inquiry; and political philosophy and ethics.
1. Future of Nuclear. In 2016, Environmental Progress discovered that clean energy is in a state of crisis. The share of electricity from clean energy has been going down. A major factor has been the closure of nuclear power plants, our largest source of pollution-free power. What's behind nuclear's troubles? What can be done to turn things around? This work will result in a major report and video for release in the spring of 2017, and could also result in numerous academic papers. This work is already making headlines.
2. History of Pro- and Anti-Nuclear Environmentalism. In 1969, the Sierra Club and other conservationists were pro-nuclear. By 1974, Sierra Club leaders embraced a strategy to stop nuclear plants. What changed? What has the impact of anti-nuclear activism been? This work will result in a major book, articles and videos. This work has already resulted an analysis of California and Germany which was picked up by the New York Times.
3. Energy Justice for All. Since the early 1970s, Western environmental groups have sought to cut off funding to poor nations for hydro-electric dams and other sources of cheap electricity. In 2014, the Indian government said these efforts reduced Indian GDP by 2 - 3 percent annually. What exactly have these efforts been, and what impact are they having? This work will result in a major report to be released in the fall of 2017.
How to Apply
EP Fellowships and Internships are highly competitive. We receive 100 - 200 applicants for every position we hire. To stand out, please craft a cover letter that demonstrates your familiarity with our work, and your commitment to EP's vision and values.