To collaborate in the mapping process please email us at [email protected]

For press inquiries and questions or to collaborate with the Atlante Italiano dei Conflitti Ambientali, please email Maura Peca at the A Sud organization at [email protected]

Are you interested in a research internship with us?

We are happy to accept a limited number of internships from students and researchers to increase the coverage of the EJAtlas. 

Every participant will be assigned an internal mentor and research coordinator, according to the topic and geographical area of research, who will assist and guide the research. The specific time frame of the research internship is decided between the participant and the research mentor dependent upon their mutual schedules (preferably between October and June). 

Interns can use facilities at ICTA (desk and computers) in a shared room for visiting students, participate in reading groups and research in progress seminars on Environmental Justice issues, attend the ICTA seminars (check the calendar here for upcoming ones as examples: 



Specifically (but not exclusively), we are looking for collaborators willing to work on topics and regions of the world which are still underrepresented. Please find below the full list and the contact person in charge. Please get in touch with the contact person and send them the required information.

Thematic focus

Conflicts over renewable energy-related infrastructures globally (Daniela Del Bene <[email protected]>)

Conflicts over waste management, with a preference for those involving waste-pickers (Federico Demaria <[email protected]>)

Conflicts related to conservation policies and natural market-based solutions (Eleonora Fanari <[email protected]>)

Human health-related conflicts (i.e pesticides exposures, heavy metals, air pollution etc.) <[email protected]>)

Conflicts over coal-related projects (e.g. coal mining, coal-fired power plants) under China's economic influence (e.g. the Belt and Road Initiative) (Bowen Gu, <[email protected]>)

Conflicts over coal-related projects globally (other than under China's economic influence as mentioned in the last point) (Brototi Roy, <[email protected]>)

Other potential topics that will be taken into consideration are:

Conflicts over oil palm plantations 

Conflicts over airports/aerotropolis 

Conflicts involving violence and death of community defenders

Conflicts over coal mining and power plants

Conflicts over oil spills and compensations

Agrarian and biomass conflicts

Conflicts over sand mining

Conflicts over geoengineering projects

Ocean Grabbing (fisheries, deep-sea mining, aquaculture, etc)

Nuclear conflicts (uranium mining, nuclear plants, radioactive waste disposal, etc)

Urban socio-environmental conflicts (greening of cities, infrastructures, etc)

→ For these topics, please write to the project email account: [email protected]

Geographical focus (prior knowledge of language or context is advantageous)

Brazil (Grettel Navas <[email protected]>)

China and East Asia (Juan Liu <[email protected]>)

Mexico (Yannick Deniau <[email protected]>)

Other potential regions that will be taken into consideration are:

Sub-Saharan Africa

Russia, including the Arctic and Siberian region

Central Asian countries 

North America (USA and Canada)

Southeast Asia (especially Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Myanmar)




→ For these regions, please write to the project email account: [email protected]

If you are interested, please contact the person in charge and send over the following: 

A tentative list of three cases of conflicts you would like to begin to research on and include in the database

A writing sample for one of the three cases you chose (around 1,000 words). Please check this entry as an example (what is the issue, historical/political context, who are the actors, how the opposition and resistance developed, why resistance is there, what is the situation now).

A motivation letter, highlighting your interest in the topic and your past experience in research, engagement in activist groups

Your CV

We will get back to you as soon as we examine your application. Please note that we will be able to only reply to complete applications. We thank you for your understanding.

May you have any further query, please contact us at [email protected]

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