Resources for the Future Walter O. Spofford, Jr. Memorial Internship
RFF awards resident internships each academic year in honor of Walter O. Spofford, Jr., who helped launch the RFF China Program in 1989. Spofford is known for mentoring Chinese researchers, working with Chinese officials to establish environmental standards compatible with sustainable economic growth, assisting in the development of environmental master plans, and helping to establish the Beijing Environment and Development Institute.
To honor and continue this important work, RFF offers a paid internship for graduate students with a special interest in Chinese environmental issues to spend time at RFF in Washington, DC. The application for the 2016–2017 academic year will be posted in early 2016 on the Careers page.
Individuals interested in applying should submit the following materials through RFF’s online application system:
- a cover letter describing their areas of interest;
- a resume/curriculum vitae; and
- for non-US citizens, proof of eligibility to be employed in the United States.
Candidates should also submit the following by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the applicant in the subject field:
- a recent transcript; and
- one letter of recommendation from a faculty member (sent directly, by the professor, to RFF).
All application materials must be received by February 20, 2016. The award will be announced in April.