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EPA Smart Growth Internship

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  • asha.weinstein@sjsu.edu
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 8, 2003

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      From: Kristen Kepnick <kkepnick@...>
      Sent by: owner-phd-bowling-league@...
      Date: 01/07/2003 07:57PM
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      Subject: EPA Smart Growth Internship

      US EPA Summer Internship inSmart Growth and the Environment

      The Environmental Protection Agency's Development, Communityand Environment Division (DCED) is
      currently seeking interns for Summer 2003. These three month internshipswill allow qualified graduate
      students in urban and region planning or public policy to work on smartgrowth issues at the Environmental
      Protection Agency, a leader in this area. Students in related disciplinesare also encouraged to apply.
      Internships are open only to U.S. citizens and nationals (resident ofAmerican Samoa or Swains Island).

      DCED works with states and communities to find ways to grow that minimizeenvironmental and health impacts.
      Studies have demonstrated that smart growth development approaches haveclear environmental benefits,
      including improved air and water quality, increased wetlandspreservation, more brownfield sites cleaned and
      reused, and increased preservation of open spaces. To move the smartgrowth agenda forward, DCED works
      with federal agencies, state and local governments, communities, and thedevelopment, banking, and other
      private business sectors to identify areas of new policy initiatives.DCED facilitates collaboration and
      communication between these varied sectors, provides technical assistanceand works to create incentives for
      increasing the efficiency environmental protection.

      DCED takes a variety of different approaches to catalyzing smart growthincluding: building local capacity;
      providing tools; and conducting research and outreach. Interns will havethe opportunity to participate in
      each of these areas. Possible research projects could focus on open spaceand farmland preservation; the
      connections between smart growth and water quality; or the interactionsbetween land use and transportation
      systems. Other potential projects include researching and developingoutreach and communication pieces on
      smart growth and acting as a liaison to partner groups.

      Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and a one to two pagewriting sample by February 14, 2003 to:
      Juanita Smith
      US Environmental Protection Agency
      Development, Community and Environment Division
      1200 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
      MC 1808T
      Washington, DC 20460

      Application materials may also be faxed to 202-566-2868 or e-mailed toSmith.Juanita@.... If you have
      any questions, please contact Juanita Smith at 202-566-2862 or at thee-mail address above.
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