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Internship at the CPCS


Job Description: The Washington, DC team is looking for an intern based locally in the DC-MD-VA area to assist with the analysis validation effort for a highly visible transportation policy study.

Candidate attributes:

Enrolled in a master’s level degree program in engineering, decision science, planning, or policy.

Demonstrated interest and/or experience in infrastructure, especially transportation.

Experience with project and stakeholder management.

Conversant in surveys, interviews, and outreach efforts.

Excellent oral and written communication skills to synthesize findings and convey them to our management and client team.

Location: 1050 Connecticut Ave. NW, 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20036.

Timing: The selected candidate is to begin the project immediately, and no later than September 25, 2015. Work will be part-time, no more than 15 – 20 hours per week. The engagement is expected to last 5 – 6 weeks.

We will be happy to help fashion this assignment to meet a candidate’s course project or for-credit independent study requirements. The majority of the effort is desk-based with significant use of phone and email in an office environment.

Application Instructions: Interested candidates should contact Vivek Sakhrani, Senior Consultant, . Please include complete contact information, a current resume, and a brief expression of interest in your email cover. We thank all those who apply, however only candidates shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.

About CPCS: CPCS is a global management consulting firm specializing in transportation and energy sector strategy, economic analysis, and policy. Formerly the consulting arm of the Canadian Pacific Railway, CPCS has evolved into an independent (1986), employee-owned, professional services firm, providing high value-added advisory services to senior public and private sector clients around the world. CPCS has completed over 1,000 projects in more than 90 countries and is recognized as a leading advisory firm within the transportation and energy sectors. CPCS has more than 75 staff, including economists, business and financial analysts, former transportation sector executives, geographers, and project managers. The global company headquarters is in Ottawa, Canada. CPCS’s U.S.-operation, headquartered in Washington DC, has a strong book of business and is growing rapidly. For more information on the CPCS, please follow this link.


New Research Fellowship in EPA's Office of Sustainable Communities

Job Description:

A postgraduate research project training opportunity is currently available at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to help on equity issues and to support the Making A Visible Difference in Communities effort in the Office of Policy (OP).

This research project will focus on:

· Evaluation of effectiveness and impact of agency-wide delivery of technical assistance to communities;
· Analysis of EPA technical assistance programs to help underserved and disadvantaged communities to address multiple environmental challenges and build capacity for long term sustainability; and
· Identification and application of methods/practices for integration of environmental justice and equitable development in OSC's technical assistance programs.

Degree Status: Graduating students and alumni

Qualifications: Applicants must have received a master's degree in environmental studies, sustainability studies, statistics, econometrics and quantitative economics, geographic information science, management science or quantitative methods within five years of the desired starting date, or completion of all requirements for the degree should be expected prior to the starting date. U.S. citizenship is required. The program is open to all qualified individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, or status as a Vietnam era or disabled veteran.

Location: The Office of Sustainable Communities (OSC) in Washington, D.C.

Timing: Full time for one year and may be renewed upon recommendation of EPA and contingent on the availability of funds

Salary: The participant will receive a monthly stipend. Funding may be made available to reimburse the participant's travel expenses to present the results of his/her research at scientific conferences. No funding will be made available to cover travel costs for pre-appointment visits, relocation costs, tuition and fees, or a participant's health insurance. The participant must show proof of health and medical insurance. The participant does not become an EPA employee.

Application Instructions: An application can be found at

Please reference Project # EPA-OP-2015-02 when calling or writing for information. Technical questions may be directed to the mentor for this project: Adhir Kackar (

About EPA: For more information on the EPA, please follow this link.



Intern at the Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance,

Department of the Interior

Job Description:

Interns work on a range of topics from climate change to sustainable practices, NEPA and environmental compliance to activities associated with cleanups of hazardous materials, and emergency response and recovery actions. Potential day-to-day projects could involve attending meetings with senior departmental officials, meetings with other agencies including the White House Council on Environmental Quality, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Within the Department, interns will have the opportunity to interact with bureau personnel from the National Park Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and other offices within Office of the Secretary such as Office of Budget, Office of Acquisition and Property Management, and Office of Law Enforcement, Security, and Emergency Management. Projects that interns have worked on include updating the Department’s Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan, requirements for land acquisition and land disposal, helping to complete reporting on sustainability programs including greenhouse gas emissions reporting, participating in greening the new DOI cafeteria contract, participating in development and implementation of the Department’s green roof project, participating in various elements of emergency preparedness and response planning, preparing documents and briefings for senior Department leadership, developing public outreach materials (fact sheets, brochures and website, as well as helping with the planning of the Department’s Earth Day celebration and the Department’s Environmental Conference.

Application Instructions: Any and all interns are welcomed, but especially those with an interest in environmental policy, economics, public policy or applied science. Interested applicants should send their resumes to Mary Josie Blanchard, Deputy Director, OEPC at, 202-208-3891. For more information about the Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance, check out this and this links. As with all federal agencies, accepted interns will need to have a standard background check completed before they can begin work at the agency.

Degree Status: Current Student

Experience Required: No

Contact Information: Mary Josie Blanchard, Deputy Director, OEPC:, 202-208-3891

Type of Internship: Federal Executive Branch

Job Location: 1849 C St. NW, Washington, DC

Salary: Unpaid

Comments: The Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance (OEPC), part of the Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of the Interior, located in Washington, D.C., is currently accepting applications for a variety of intern positions for the upcoming spring and fall semesters and during the summer.

Mission: Provide leadership on a national and regional level for environmental policies and compliance for the nation’s premier resource management and conservation agency which oversees activities on approximately one fifth of the land in the United States.

Vision: Be the Department’s unifying and lead voice for a wide range of environmental issues. Ensure environmental stewardship and sustainability through compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), executive orders, regulations, and reporting requirements. Manage the Department’s funding program for long-term cleanups of hazardous materials on Interior’s lands. Oversee the Department’s activities to protect and recover natural and cultural resources and historic properties during emergency response actions.

OEPC accomplishes its objectives through the work of four headquarter teams in Washington, DC, and eight regional offices throughout the nation. OEPC provides guidance and technical advice to the Secretary, Deputy Secretary, Assistant Secretary-Policy, Management and Budget, Deputy Assistant Secretary – Policy and International Affairs, and other senior Departmental officials. OEPC works with bureau counterparts, other Departmental offices, and other federal agencies to ensure consistency in the Department’s environmental policies and guidance.

For more details about Department of the Interior, please follow the link.


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