Internship Program

RESOLVE Internship Program

RESOLVE understands the value of hands-on experience before and after graduation, and we are committed to mentoring the next generation of environmental, public health, and natural resource collaborative leaders. RESOLVE’s internship program offers opportunities for students to gain insight in the practical applications of collaboration and consensus building to further their own education. In addition to our policy internship program, we sometimes offer internships focused on a specific skill set outside of collaboration and consensus building.

Who are we looking for?

  • You have completed at least three years of full-time studies at a university or equivalent institution towards the completion of a degree. For some internships we may seek more experience.
  • You possess an interest in collaboration and public policy.
  • You can legally work in the United States.

The specific skills and experience we are looking for varies by internship. For more information on a specific internship opportunity’s qualifications, please refer to the internship announcement. RESOLVE internships sometimes have stipends, which vary according to project. We will also work with schools to ensure our interns earn applicable academic credit for their internship with us. We are dedicated to providing our interns with valuable learning opportunities and real-world experience to meet their own professional development goals.

Open Internship Opportunities


Focus: Responsible minerals development, stream restoration, and impact investing
Posting Date: December 22, 2017
Start Date: Early 2018
Applications accepted until internship is filled

RESOLVE, an independent non-profit organization in Washington, DC, is seeking a full-time intern for work related to responsible minerals development, stream restoration, and impact investing beginning in January 2018. This is a six-month position with possible opportunity for extension. This position is intended to have a minimum of 24 hours weekly and a maximum of 40 hours weekly. Daily schedules can be coordinated to accommodate the applicant’s course schedule. A stipend will be provided.

RESOLVE forges sustainable solutions to critical social, health, and environmental challenges by creating innovative partnerships where they are least likely and most needed. Our project areas include forest management and health; sustainable agriculture; product stewardship and certification; healthy ecosystems; energy; natural resources; climate change; and public and environmental health.

We are looking for a master’s student or someone with an undergraduate degree who has completed relevant coursework or work experience and who has a demonstrated interest in our program areas.

The ideal candidate will have:
• Training and/or experience with public policy related to habitat issues and natural resources, particularly mining policy and regulation, placer mining technology, stream restoration, and conservation banks – knowledge of these issues in the Pacific Northwest is particularly desirable;
• Training and/or experience in the operating characteristics of mining operations as well as the landscape of voluntary responsible mining initiatives. A critical part of the project will be research and data analysis at the intersection of site-based reports and global frameworks;
• At least an undergraduate degree with research experience;
• Excellent writing and editing skills;
• Proficiency in data collection and analysis; and
• Strong excel and basic programming skills.

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Ms. Meg Perry (

Please do not call staff or inquire about opportunities by phone.

RESOLVE values diversity in its staff and is an equal opportunity employer.



2018 Health Solutions Program Internship Position Announcement

RESOLVE is seeking an intern to support its Health Solutions Program in winter 2017/spring 2018 at RESOLVE’s offices in Washington, DC.

RESOLVE is an independent nonprofit organization with 40 years of experience providing collaborative problem solving services that support healthy people and communities, clean air and water, resilient ecosystems, smart energy, sustainable development, and solutions to natural resource conflicts. Founded in 1977, RESOLVE helped institutionalize the use of dispute resolution techniques in the policy-making process, particularly in the U.S. and in the area of conservation. Today, RESOLVE continues to advance new learning, best practices, and ethics across the dispute resolution field, and works with a broad network of partners in the U.S. and internationally to forge sustainable solutions to critical social, health, and environmental challenges where they are least likely and most needed. RESOLVE has a long history working on public health and healthcare related issues. Through deliberative process development and leveraging diverse stakeholder input, RESOLVE’s Health Solutions Program advances efforts to shape policy, build infrastructure, and find enduring solutions to complicated health challenges. Our portfolio includes supporting initiatives dedicated to strengthening the nation’s public health system, advancing access to quality and compassionate care for all accelerating critical research, developing robust food and drug quality standards, and keeping the nation’s food supply safe and improving nutrition. For more information about RESOLVE, please visit our website at

The Health Solutions Program is seeking an intern to support its portfolio of projects in early 2018. The intern’s primary tasks will be to help research and develop a project concepts concerning sustainability and safety of the food supply chain and supporting RESOLVE’s Public Health Leadership Forum (PHLF). The intern may also be involved in event planning related to RESOLVE’s 40th Anniversary. The intern’s responsibilities will include:

  • Research opportunities to develop projects associated with the food and drug supply chains.
  • Drafting a concept paper (or papers) based on conducted and compiled research outlining potential opportunities/entry points for RESOLVE in these areas.
  • Providing support of PHLF activities, including outreach to participants, notetaking, material development, etc.
  • Reviewing, editing, and adding to meeting reports and other documents developed by RESOLVE for clients and stakeholders.
  • Assisting with event planning, including outreach, materials prep and organization, venue setup, and other tasks as part of RESOLVE’s 40th Anniversary celebrations throughout the year.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications include, at a minimum, enrollment in a bachelors degree and one to three years of experience in public health issues, collaborative process design, and/or public policy. We are particularly interested in students from public health or public policy focused master’s degree programs with strong research skills and an interest in food and/or drug policy, and emerging technologies. Required skills include demonstrated writing, research, and listening skills. The applicant should have excellent interpersonal skills and strong computer skills.

Full and part-time applicants should apply. The beginning and end dates during the winter 2017/spring 2018 can be flexible depending on class schedules.  A stipend will be provided.

For more information or to apply for the internship please e-mail a cover letter and resume to, ATTN: Mason Hines. Resumes without cover letters will not be considered.  RESOLVE is an equal opportunity employer.