Marketing & Event Planning Intern

Environmental Law Institute Inc - Washington, DC4.7

Full-time | InternshipEstimated: $28,000 - $39,000 a year
For five decades, the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) has played a pivotal role in shaping the fields of environmental law, policy, and management, both domestically and internationally.

ELI is hiring interns to support the Institute’s events, educational programming, and research-related awards events. Marketing & Event Planning (M&E) interns work directly with staff on a variety of seminars, webinars, workshops, and conferences. Events range in size and scale from online-only webinars to on- and off-site conferences with hundreds of attendees. Attendees commonly include lawyers working in government and private practice, and civil society, as well as a wide range of other environmental professionals. Substantive issues include air quality, wetlands and watershed protection, armed conflict and the environment, environmental justice, and more.


M&E interns assist with preparation for workshops, seminars, training courses, and conferences, including by researching topics and potential panelists; taking notes on proceedings; assisting with marketing and publicization of events; preparing printed and online materials; and providing day-of assistance with logistics, such as welcoming attendees. The intern will also provide support to the Institute’s social media pages and operations. ELI integrates interns into the day-to-day operations of the Institute, and interns are encouraged to take advantage of the numerous networking opportunities.

Positions are available throughout the academic year (minimum 15 hours/week during the fall and spring semesters) and during the summer (full time). This position is for Spring 2020 (January–May). Limited travel within the DC area may be required.


Candidates for the spring internship must be available to work at least 15 hours/week for at least 10 consecutive weeks. Candidates should possess strong organizational, time management, and interpersonal communication skills, as well as a strong attention to detail. A strong academic background is required. Coursework in PR, marketing, events management, and/or hospitality; prior relevant experience (whether through paid work, internships, or on-campus/extracurricular activities); and an interest in environmental issues are encouraged but not required. Candidates must have completed their first year of college. Compensation is not available, but ELI will provide a transportation stipend. ELI will support candidates in their efforts to secure external funding for the position.


Applications for the spring internship will be accepted until 11:59 pm Friday, November 29, 2019, and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We will make every effort to notify the selected candidate(s) no later than December 13. Interested candidates can apply online through ELI’s application portal (click the Apply button). Applications must include the following:

Cover letter (including hours per week and number of weeks available)
Resume (including overall GPA)
A 3–5 page writing sample is encouraged but not required.
Candidates invited to interview will be asked to conduct a short skills assessment.

Please direct all inquiries to Phone calls are not accepted. For more information on the Institute, visit

ELI is an equal opportunity employer firmly committed to achieving an inclusive, diverse workforce that values every individual. We firmly believe that hiring individuals with varying perspectives and backgrounds contributes to our success as an organization, and we strive to create an environment that fosters inclusiveness. As such, minority candidates and candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.