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Walter O. Spofford, Jr. Memorial Internship

Resources for the Future (RFF)

Program Summary

RFF has established the Walter O. Spofford, Jr., Memorial Internship to honor Dr. Spofford's legacy. With Dr. Spofford's help, the RFF China Program was launched in 1989, and his name became synonymous with RFF?s work in China. His important contributions include mentoring Chinese researchers; working with Chinese officials to establish environmental standards compatible with sustainable economic growth; assisting in the development of environmental master plans for Beijing, Chongqing, and Shandong; and helping to establish the Beijing Environment and Development Institute (BEDI). To honor and continue this important work, RFF is offering a paid internship for graduate students with a special interest in Chinese environmental issues to spend time at RFF in Washington, DC. Chinese students are particularly encouraged to apply.

The intern can expect to work with one or more RFF researchers on a variety of ongoing projects or assist in the development of entirely new areas of research and policy analysis. RFF seeks highly motivated candidates in their first or second year of graduate training in the social or natural sciences. Candidates should also have outstanding policy analysis and writing skills.

Eligibility

RFF's three research divisions seek highly motivated candidates in their first or second year of graduate training in the social or natural sciences. Candidates should also have outstanding policy analysis and writing skills.

RFF is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Stipend

Students will earn a stipend; the amount is dependent on individual circumstances. If necessary, support for travel expenses and visa assistance can be provided.

Deadline

Application materials must be postmarked or faxed no later than January 31, 2005.

Application and for more information

Students wishing to apply for the Walter O. Spofford, Jr. Memorial Internship for the summer of 2005 should send a cover letter describing their areas of interests and enclose a resume and a recent transcript. (No application form is required). One letter of recommendation from a faculty member should be sent directly by the professor to RFF.

Address application materials to:

John Mankin
Coordinator for Academic Programs
Resources for the Future
1616 P Street, NW
Washington, DC
20036–1400
USA
Tel: 202-328-5060
Fax: 202-939-3460
Email: mankin@rff.org

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