RFF Summer Internship Program
|Resources for the Future (RFF), an independent nonprofit organization specializing in research, policy analysis, and public education on environmental, energy, and natural resource issues, offers summer internships for outstanding undergraduate and graduate students.
This position is now closed.
Each intern can expect to work with one or more RFF researchers on a variety of ongoing projects or assist in the development of entirely new areas of research and policy analysis. Highly motivated candidates in the social and natural sciences with training in economics and quantitative methods, or with a keen interest in public policy, are encouraged to apply. Candidates should display strong writing skills and a desire to analyze complex environmental policy problems amenable to interdisciplinary methods. The ability to work without supervision in a careful and conscientious manner is essential.
RFF will post a list of anticipated research projects for summer 2013 on the internship opportunities web page by mid-January. Students are urged to consult that listing before applying to determine if they have a suitable background for those areas. Applications will not be accepted prior to January 15, 2013.
Students applying for the 2013 internship program should apply no later than March 1, 2013, by submitting: (1) a cover letter specifying project(s) of interest; (2) a resume; (3) a recent transcript (an unofficial copy is acceptable); and (4) a brief writing sample (3-5 pages of a recent paper—excerpts are acceptable). The cover letter should be as specific as possible regarding project(s) of interest—reason for the choice(s), related class work or experience, etc. In addition, please provide the name, address, phone number, and email information for two references.
Students will receive electronic notification of receipt of application materials. Candidates selected for a position will be notified by mid-April. For further information, please contact the Internship Coordinator at IC@rff.org or 202-328-5008.
RFF is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.