Job Opportunities

EIP is a nonprofit organization established in March of 2002 by former EPA enforcement attorneys to advocate for more effective enforcement of environmental laws.  The organization has three objectives:  (1) to provide objective analyses of how the failure to enforce or implement environmental laws increases pollution and affects the public’s health; (2) to hold federal and state agencies, as well as individual corporations, accountable for failing to enforce or comply with environmental laws; and (3) to help local communities obtain the protection of environmental laws.

Digital Journalist

Washington, DC

The Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) is looking to hire a full-time digital journalist to research and write reports, expand our social media following, and manage our website. The journalist would report to Communications Director Tom Pelton, working in our Washington, D.C. office, and also help with media relations tasks as needed, such as writing press releases and grant reports and tracking media coverage.

We research and release data-based investigative reports to the news media and public that spotlight pollution problems and increase pressure on regulators and lawmakers to address these challenges. We also help communities and local environmental groups take legal action against fossil fuel companies and other major polluters.

The Digital Journalist would be responsible for:

  • Managing and posting on the organization’s social media platforms and website.
  • Conceiving and executing strategies to expand our social media following and outreach.
  • Researching, writing and editing reports.
  • Assisting the Communications Director with writing and proofing press releases, grant proposals, fact sheets and other documents.
  • Supporting media relations tasks, such as tracking news media coverage and compiling media reports.


  • Three to five years professional experience as a journalist preferred. Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Proficiency with social media and websites, as well as knowledge of current best practices for social media.
  • Strong talent in writing, researching and editing.
  • Passion for and knowledge of environmental issues.
  • An ability to meet tight deadlines, multitask, and pay close attention to detail.
  • Ability to create graphics and videos for social media a plus.

Compensation / Hours: Commensurate with experience, plus a generous benefits package / Full-time.

To Apply: By May 4, 2018, please submit a cover letter made out to Tom Pelton, Environmental Integrity Project, with a resume, five examples of published articles or reports, and three professional references. Email the materials to with “Digital Journalist” in the subject line.

Research Analyst

Washington, DC

The Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) is seeking a full-time Research Analyst to advance Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, and other environmental protections at the federal, state, and local levels. This position is available starting in June 2018.

The Research Analyst will compile, manage, analyze, map, and visualize data related to air and water pollution; submit and review public information requests to state and federal government agencies; assist with occasional field work and litigation; research and write research memos and reports; and carry out other tasks as needed.

The ideal candidate will be a proactive, highly-organized, and detail-oriented individual with a demonstrated passion for the environment. He or she must have strong analytical, computational, and communication skills, be able to work independently and with a team while managing and prioritizing multiple long- and short-term projects, and thrive in a fast-paced work environment.

Qualifications: Proficient in Microsoft Excel and ArcGIS; Strong written and verbal communication skills; A 4-year college degree in environmental sciences, engineering, public health, GIS, or a related field; and at least one year of relevant work experience (including internships and/or volunteer positions). Some experience using EPA databases like Enforcement and Compliance History Online and the Toxics Release Inventory, and R for statistical computing are a plus.

Compensation / Hours: Pay commensurate with experience / Full-time.

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and map or data visualization sample by Friday, May 18, 2018. Application materials can be e-mailed to Courtney Bernhardt at (please put “Research Analyst Application” in the subject line), or mailed to Environmental Integrity Project, Attn: Courtney Bernhardt, 1000 Vermont Ave. N.W. Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20005.

Law Clerk – Fall 2018

Washington, DC

The Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) is seeking law clerks for fall 2018 to advance environmental protections at the federal, state, and local levels under the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and other federal and state environmental laws.  The clerks’ duties will include legal research related to environmental, administrative, and information-collecting statutes and regulations, review of pollution permits and data, and production of legal memoranda, public comments, litigation documents, and issue-focused reports.  Candidates with a background or coursework in environmental/administrative law and a demonstrated commitment to environmental protection are preferred.

Qualifications: Candidates preferably should have completed at least one year of law school and have a strong interest in environmental advocacy.  The ideal candidate will have a background or coursework in environmental/administrative law and a demonstrated commitment to environmental protection and/or non-profit advocacy.  Previous experience with the Clean Air Act and/or the Clean Water Act, developing or litigating cases, commenting on or challenging permits or rules, policy analysis, media outreach, and/or coalition building would also be helpful.  Candidates should be able to handle multiple tasks at once and work well with others, and must demonstrate strong writing and analytical skills.

Compensation / Hours: Academic credit.  Full- or part-time.

To Apply: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Candidates should send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, law school transcript (unofficial is fine), and three references by email to LaToya Archibald,

Applications may also be submitted by mail to the following address: Spring Law Clerk Position, Environmental Integrity Project, 1000 Vermont Ave. NW, Suite 1100, Washington, D.C. 20005