Governments and the meat and dairy industries are increasingly advocating for the use of methane digesters on large-scale animal operations to turn methane into biogas as a strategy to respond to climate change. This internship will research how these digesters work, how well they are working, and the different ways government policies are supporting these developments.
Work with IATP staff to research the popular and scientific literature on methane digesters used at large-scale meat and dairy operations, clarify what the industry is proposing and on what grounds, and look into state-level policies that incentivize these digesters.
10-20 hours per week, depending on availability.
EXPERIENCE and QUALIFICATIONS:
Strong writing and research skills. Ability and social acumen to contact people and organizations directly to request and conduct interviews. Bachelor’s Degree preferred but not required.
COMPENSATION and BENEFITS:
$15 per hour for 10-20 hours per week. Excellent work environment with colleagues committed to creating and supporting more just and sustainable environmental, trade and agricultural systems.
Email résumé, cover letter and one writing sample of no more than 5 pages to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate in your email the name of the internship for which you are applying.
Tara Ritter, Ben Lilliston