Academic journal article Environmental Health Perspectives

Walter O. Spofford, Jr., Memorial Internship

Academic journal article Environmental Health Perspectives

Walter O. Spofford, Jr., Memorial Internship

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Resources for the Future (RFF) recently established the Walter O. Spofford, Jr., Memorial Internship. With Dr. Spofford's help, the RFF China Program was launched in 1989, and his name became synonymous with its work in China. His important contributions included working with Chinese officials to establish environmental standards compatible with sustainable economic growth, assisting in the development of environmental master plans for Beijing, Chungjing, and Shandong, and helping to establish the Beijing Environment and Development Institute.

To continue this important work, RFF is offering a paid internship for graduate students with a special interest in Chinese environmental issues to spend time at RFF in Washington, D.C. Students will earn a stipend; the amount is dependent on individual circumstances. If necessary, support for travel expenses and visa assistance can be provided.

The intern can expect to work with one or more RFF researchers on a variety of ongoing projects or assist in the development of entirely new areas of research and policy analysis. …

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