Economics for Equity and the Environment Network (E3) is a national network of economists developing new and better arguments for environmental protection. We support improved decision making in public policy by involving our economists in dialogue and cooperation with NGOs, decision makers, the public, media and stakeholders. We support and promote research that demonstrates fair and effective solutions to real world environmental problems.
E3 Network’s internship program offers economics graduate students the opportunity to work directly with environmental organizations. Graduate students gain real world insights into environmental protection and explore possible avenues for their research and professional development. Organizations benefit from the expertise and training of these junior economists. Recent interns have been placed with the Natural Resources Defense Council, Union of Concerned Scientists, International Rivers Network, Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, Conservation Strategy Fund, Marine Conservation Biology Institute, Clean Air-Cool Planet, Forest Guild, New Voice of Business, Center for Environment and Population, Stockholm Environment Institute, Global Development and Environment Institute, and The Trust for Public Land.
Interns will be placed with an environmental organization for 8 weeks and will be paid a stipend of $5000. E3 prioritizes graduate students who are dedicated to applied economics research and who support E3’s commitment to social justice. Applicants must be willing to relocate to accommodate their NGO placement.
The deadline for applications for summer 2011 is February 21. To apply, please email the following information to Kristen Sheeran, Director, by the deadline:
- Curriculum vita
- One letter of reference
- A three-page statement of your research interests and how they relate to E3 Network’s mission.