Washington University School of Lawâ™s Interdisciplinary Environmental Clinic (law.wustl.edu/academics/clinical-education-program/interdisciplinary-environmental-clinic/) is seeking an Engineering and Science Fellow. This is a unique opportunity for recent top graduates to apply their science or engineering training and experience in a law and policy setting. The Engineering and Science Fellow will work with the clinicâ™s two attorneys and engineer, as well as interdisciplinary teams of students, representing non-profit organizations in environmental and community health cases and projects.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
The Engineering and Science Fellow will provide technical case oversight for a portion of clinic cases. Cases may involve air and/or water pollution issues and/or environmental justice. Responsibilities will include:
Develop in-depth knowledge of the technical issues associated with assigned cases.
Work simultaneously on several clinic cases and projects.
Supervise work of undergraduate students.Â
Work with clients to understand and implement their case goals and priorities.
Direct and review technical research, assist students in synthesizing information for comment letters and other documents, and assist students in communicating with experts.
Support clinic faculty and students in developing and implementing case strategy.
Develop an awareness of the interrelationships among science, technology, law, and policy.
Bachelorâ™s degree in civil, environmental or chemical engineering; environmental science, geology, biology, chemistry, or related field.
Outstanding written and oral communication skills.
Excellent academic record and references.
Strong quantitative analytical skills.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office products.
Ability to deal with diverse student population.
Strong multi-tasking abilities.
One to two years of experience with environmental projects in industry, consulting, public interest, or government, or a masterâ™s degree in field.
Experience in environmental permitting, control technologies, or modeling.
Commitment to community service.
Previous teaching or mentoring experience.
Proficiency in GIS.
This opportunity requires the availability for evening/weekend programs on occasion.
Base pay is commensurate with experience.
Applicant Special Instructions
Please submit a cover letter (briefly describing your interest and qualifications), resume, writing samples, and at least two references.Â
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