E3 network is dedicated to supporting the next generation of applied economists working to protect people and their environments. We offer workshops, internships, and fellowships for economics graduate students.
E3 Network awards graduate dissertation fellowships to support doctoral research that develops and applies innovative economic arguments for active protection of human health and the environment. The research should demonstrate an explicit focus on social equity and reflect E3’s guiding principles. Priority will be given to research that helps advance environmental protection in the U.S. or U.S. participation in solutions to global environmental problems.
This program is open to graduate students in economics or closely related fields who are currently enrolled in an accredited Ph.D. granting institution in the U.S. Applicants must have completed all of the requirements for the Ph.D. except for the dissertation. Applicants for dissertation grants may be U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, or non-U.S. citizens. Underrepresented minority researchers are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Potential applicants should send a 1–2 page letter of inquiry that describes the scope and expected outcomes of the applicant’s doctoral research. Applicants may then be invited to submit a formal application for funding.
E3 Network’s internship program offers graduate students in economics the opportunity to engage real world environmental issues during the summer months. Interns are paired with other economists in the E3 Network and/or with non-profit organizations to conduct research during the summer months. Recent interns have worked with the World Wildlife Fund, Environmental Defense Fund, Food and Water Watch, Natural Resources Defense Council, Union of Concerned Scientists, International Rivers Network, Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, Conservation Strategy Fund, Marine Conservation Biology Institute, Clean Air-Cool Planet, Forest Guild, Center for Environment and Population, Stockholm Environment Institute, Global Development and Environment Institute, Ecotrust, and The Trust for Public Land.
The typical length of an E3 network internship is 8 weeks during the summer months. We offer interns a competitive stipend, mentorship, and a supportive learning environment. In most cases, applicants will be expected to relocate as part of their internship.
The internship program is open to graduate students in economics, environmental/natural resource economics, ecological economics, and sustainable business/finance. E3 Network prioritizes graduate students with proven research skills and demonstrated commitment to environmental protection
The deadline for applications for summer 2013 was March 8. The summer 2014 deadline is yet to be determined. Internship applications require the following information:
- Curriculum vita
- One letter of reference
- A three-page statement of your research interests and how they reflect E3 Network's guiding principles