Fellowships and Internships
RFF offers a variety of professional internships and academic fellowships and internships.
Academic programs at RFF promote research and policy analysis in RFF's discipline fields by supporting work at colleges, universities, and other institutions, both in the United States and elsewhere, and by bringing researchers to RFF to contribute to projects underway and to the formulation of new lines of inquiry.
Academic Fellowships and Internships:
2014 - 2015 Awardees
Gilbert F. White Postdoctoral Fellowship
James Salzman, Samuel F. Mordecai Professor of Law and Professor of Environmental Policy, Duke University. Salzman will spend the year at RFF furthering his research on “A Study Examining the Development of Payments for Ecosystem Services.”
Francisco Aguilar, Associate Professor, in the Department of Forestry, University of Missouri. Aguilar will spend the year at RFF working on a range of forestry-related projects.
Walter O. Spofford Memorial Internship
Kuangyuan Zhang, Ph.D Candidate in Energy Management and Policy, Pennsylvania State University.
Joseph L. Fisher Dissertation Fellowships
Stephie Fried, Ph.D. Candidate in Economics, University of California, San Diego. Fried is working on climate change and the macroeconomy.
Evan Herrnstadt, Ph.D. Candidate in Economics, University of Michigan. Herrnstadt is conducting research on bridging natural resource/environmental economics and industrial organization fields by examining firm behavior in the presence of environmental regulation.
Eric Lewis, Ph.D. Candidate in Economics, University of Michigan. Lewis is focusing on the economics of the onshore oil and gas industry.
Adrian Lopes, Cornell University (Applied Economics and Management), for dissertation research on poaching and species protection, with an application to elephants in southern Africa.