Activities

Interns have the opportunity to assist EPIC faculty with research and data collection, or to conduct their own research project under faculty guidance in the area of environmental and energy economics and policy. Research will culminate in a final report. We do our best to align interns with their preferred area of research, but cannot guarantee work with any particular faculty member. While research will be the main focus of the internship, students will also gain experience with grant and proposal writing, communications, and program coordination on an as-needed basis within the Institute.

Interns may be invited to take active part in seminars and weekly workshops, and to attend EPIC-sponsored conferences and events for which they may be asked to draft summary reports.

Qualifications

EPIC internships are open to Harris Public Policy students, regardless of degree, with an interest in conducting meaningful policy research on topics related to energy and the environment.

Application Requirements

In order to be considered for an EPIC internship, you must submit 1) a current resume and 2) a one-page letter of interest detailing your research objectives in energy/environment (e.g. increase subject-area knowledge, practice using quantitative methods, etc.). Applications will be reviewed by a faculty committee and top applicants will be contacted after April 14, 2017.

Remuneration

$5,000 stipend

Submission Guidelines and Deadline

Applications should be submitted through HarrisLink (ID #23496) by April 14 at 4:59 p.m.

Expected Start Date

TBD (Early Summer Quarter)

Internship Reflection Requirement

  • All students who complete an internship through the James Bartlett Summer Internship Program with the Energy Policy Institute at Chicago are required to submit a brief reflection on their internship experience.

  • Reflection should follow “Harris Summer Fund Report Guidelines and is to be submitted via HarrisLink (#TBD) by October 13, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.
  • Your reflection may be shared, in part or in full, with alumni, fellow students, and the Harris community. It may also be used, in part or in full, in Harris and/or university publications or website.