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About United States Environmental Protection Agency

The mission of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is to protect human health and the environment. Since 1970, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people. Its Environmental Education Division, Office of Children’s Health Protection and Environmental Education, leads and coordinates EPA programs to provide national leadership in promoting environmental literacy. EED’s National Network for Environmental Management Studies (NNEMS) Fellowship Program was established in 1986 to foster a growing interest in environmental careers among students.

The NNEMS program offers several fellowship research projects each year. Developed and sponsored at EPA headquarters, the programs are available in EPA’s 10 regional offices and laboratories across the country. The projects are narrow in scope, allowing students to complete the fellowship while working at EPA full time during the summer or part time during the school year. The fellowships are organized among multiple categories: environmental policy, regulation and law; environmental management and administration; environmental science; public relations and communication.


A NNEMS fellowship is available to any associate, undergraduate or advanced student with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. All applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents enrolled in an accredited educational institution, pursuing a degree directly related to pollution control or environmental protection.

United States Environmental Protection Agency

Ginger Potter, NNEMS Program
United States Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: (202) 564-0443


Number of Interns: 21 to 50
Compensation/Benefits: Paid
Duration: N/A
Academic Level: College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Graduate Students


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