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The NNEMS program is currently being evaluated by EPA.

Thank you for your interest in EPA's National Network for Environmental Management Studies (NNEMS) Fellowship Program. The NNEMS program is currently being evaluated by EPA, and we hope to have information about the 2011 program posted here in the near future.

The NNEMS program is currently being evaluated by EPA.

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NNEMS Project 2010-401

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Program Announcement
Identifier: EPA-EED-10-01

NNEMS Catalog for 2010
(EPA 171-B-09-001)

[PDF, 1.5 MB, 118 pages]

NNEMS Application Materials
[PDF, 631 KB, 17 pages]

For additional information, e-mail the NNEMS Fellowship Program

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Public Relations and Communications

Preferred Project Period:
6/1/10 - 8/31/10

Desired Education Level(s):

Project Title:
Community Involvement and Program Initiatives

Sponsoring Office:
Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation, Community Involvement and Program Initiatives Branch

Project Overview:
The Community Involvement Program seeks to build capacity in communities so that citizens may effectively participate in the Superfund process. Building capacity in communities may focus on providing technical assistance or offering communities the opportunity to form advisory groups to discuss site activities and resolve issues. In addition, the Community Involvement and Program Initiatives Branch works to establish dialogue with the public on critical issues facing communities near Superfund sites. This project with the Community Involvement and Programs Initiative Branch will allow the fellow to become familiar with the Superfund process and how public participation is implemented during cleanups. The specific project will focus on the emerging issues. Students applying for this fellowship must have good writing skills and be able to perform basic research, critical analysis, and synthesize information from multiple sources. In addition, applicants should have knowledge of community involvement and conflict resolution.

Project Goals:
The fellow will learn about critical issues facing a government agency as it seeks to involve the public in decision making. The fellow will also learn to analyze emerging issues or topics, and work with EPA staff as they develop strategies for managing the issues and topics.

Final Product of the Project:
The fellow will develop a lessons-learned summary and a report on his or her research.

Project Location:
EPA Headquarters, Arlington, VA

Project Officer Information

Suzanne Wells
Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation, Community Involvement and Program Initiatives Branch

Office Mission/Responsibility

The mission of the Superfund program is to reduce risks to people and the environment by cleaning up the nation's worst hazardous waste problems. The mission of the Superfund Community Involvement Program is to advocate and strengthen early and meaningful community participation during Superfund cleanups.

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