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Summer 2022 Graduate Research Assistant

In support of our mission, the EFC is hiring a graduate research assistant to help conduct applied research on EFC projects during summer 2022. Tasks may include but are not limited to:

  • Under the mentorship of a Project Director, conducting research or policy analysis on various topics related to environmental finance
  • Contributing to case studies, reports, and/or blog posts for a non-academic audience of practitioners and decision-makers
  • Participating in client interviews or stakeholder meetings
  • Data compilation, analysis, and visualization. Focus is on data related to financial and institutional management of U.S. drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater utilities.
  • Become familiar with water, wastewater, and stormwater utility terminology and correspond with colleagues who are subject matter experts

Education Requirements:
Currently pursuing a master’s degree in a relevant field, including but not limited to public administration, public health, planning, environmental management/studies, environmental engineering, public policy, business administration, finance, information science, or political science.

Role Requirements:

  • Strong interest in learning more about environmental finance and/or public finance
  • Ability to work independently and produce quality products, particularly if working remotely
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong writing skills
  • Experience with Tableau or ArcGIS is a plus


Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to Christy Ihlo, Deputy Director of the Environmental Finance Center at before April 30, 2022.

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