Current Openings



10/13/2017. Click here for more details.


Pure Earth seeks a qualified intern to assist the Toxic Sites Identification Program Team with a range of programmatic and administrative duties. Interns can expect to perform the following tasks:

•Assist in the review of incoming and past polluted site assessments to ensure data quality

•Assist in the update of past polluted site assessment test data to comply with new Pure Earth requirements

•Draft and/or update technical documents related to toxic pollution and human health

•Assist in report drafting related to polluted sites, pollution trends, cleanup projects and environmental health issues

•Conduct independent desk research on polluted sites and environmental health issues

•Draft reports or surveys related to Pure Earth’s ongoing projects

•Perform other programmatic, database management and administrative tasks as needed


•Bachelor’s degree in related field (e.g. public health, environmental science, international development, or other related discipline); Master’s candidate preferred (e.g. MPH, MSc. MIA, etc).

•Knowledge and familiarity with environmental health and toxicology preferred

•Experience with pollution or environmental health research preferred

•Strong academic record and excellent English writing skills

•Available for 20 hours/week

•Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, and online research tools

•High level of attention to detail and the ability to see projects through to completion

•Second language skills a plus

•Enthusiasm, sense of humor and a positive attitude

Preference will be given to those applicants who have research experience related to environmental health or toxic pollutants such as heavy metals, pesticides, radionuclides, etc. This is a paid internship at a rate of $15/hour, 20 hours a week. The internship will be initially 3 months with possibility of extension.


Email resume and cover letter as a single attachment to Elena Rahona at The subject line of your email should read: TSIP Internship – last name, first name. In the cover letter, please summarize your interest, applicable skills, experience and course work. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls please.