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NNEMS Project 2011-402

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The deadline for applying to the 2011 program was March 4, 2011. Details and program materials are provided for reference purposes.

Program Announcement
Identifier: EPA-EED-11-01

NNEMS Catalog for 2011
(EPA 171-B-11-001)

[PDF, 3.0 MB, 90 pages]

NNEMS Application Materials
[PDF, 1 MB, 17 pages]

For additional information, e-mail the NNEMS Fellowship Program

Questions About a Project?

If you would like additional information about or clarification of a specific project, please complete and submit the project-specific questions form.

To view answers to questions submitted by other applicants or updated information about the projects, click here.

Community Involvement and Program Initiatives

Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation, Community Involvement and Program Initiatives Branch

The mission of the Superfund program is to reduce the risk 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.

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 providing 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 members of the public on critical issues facing communities near Superfund sites. During this project, the fellow will become familiar with the Superfund process and learn how public participation processes are implemented during cleanups.

The specific project will depend on the emerging issues at the time of the application and selection. Students applying for this fellowship must have good writing skills and be able to perform basic research, critical analysis, and synthesis of information from multiple sources. In addition, the students should have knowledge of community involvement and conflict resolution.

The fellow will learn critical issues facing a government agency as it seeks to involve the public in decision making. In addition, the fellow will learn to analyze emerging issues and topics, and work with EPA staff in developing strategies for managing the issues and topics.

Final Product:
The fellow will develop a final report summarizing the results of his or her project.

Desired Level of Education:
Graduate Student

Project Location:
Arlington, Virginia

Project Period:
6/1/2011 to 8/31/2011

Project Officer:
Suzanne Wells

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