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Internship - General Research

Internship - General Research

Is Internship: 
Yes
Paid Internship: 
Yes

EWG’s Research Intern will work in a fast-paced environment, assisting the Research team to construct online consumer product databases for which EWG is recognized. They will enter and review data on consumer product ingredients and hazards, among other essential research tasks involved in publishing solid information on safer products for consumers.

The Research Intern will both see how a project develops from an idea to completion, and get first-hand experience of the inner workings of a successful not-for-profit organization.

Responsibilities: 

Project Description:

  • Conduct research (online, phone) as necessary to find information on chemical ingredients, suspected health hazards, and related information regarding everyday consumer products;
  • Construct databases using Excel, EWG’s online data entry tools, or other simple methods.

Skills Required:

  • Preferred: Current Undergraduate students with an interest in science or public health fields.
  • Attention to detail, accurate data entry skills.
  • Ability to independently pursue and complete research tasks.
  • Ability to pace work to meet deadlines.
  • Familiarity with MS Excel and internet research.

Summer Term (mid/late May through August): Deadline March 31st – Paid/Unpaid
Fall Term (September through late December): Deadline August 30th – Paid/Unpaid
Spring Term (mid January through mid May): Deadline November 19th – Paid/Unpaid

How to Apply: 

Applicants must send resume and cover letter including the title of the specific internship to which they are applying and their approximate start date to Scott Mallan at internships@ewg.org. Position is available in our DC office only.

No phone calls please. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or already authorized to work in the U.S.