EPA Smart Growth Internship
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Date: 01/07/2003 07:57PM
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:
US Environmental Protection Agency
Development, Community and Environment Division
1200 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
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.