Energy Marketing & Communications Intern
Environmental Defense Fund - Austin, TX

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With world attention focused on both the environment and the economy, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is where policymakers and business leaders turn for win-win solutions. This leading green group, with programs from Boston to Beijing, has tripled in size over the past decade by focusing on strong science, uncommon partnerships and market-based approaches. You can be part of a vibrant workplace that welcomes diverse perspectives, talents and contributions, where innovation and a focus on results are a way of life.

EDF is seeking an Energy Marketing & Communications Intern for spring 2013. Interested applicants should have knowledge of communications writing and research. A basic knowledge of government and environmental issues is preferred. The Energy Marketing & Communications Intern will report to the Energy Media Director

Overall Function

The intern will be responsible for supporting communications staff in EDF’s Energy Program and assisting with duties related to EDF efforts within the State of Texas. This work will include supporting the office’s social media efforts, developing media lists, outreach to media, conducting background research on policy issues and other tasks related to the Energy Program’s communications goals.

Key Responsibilities

Specific duties may include, but are not limited to:
Assisting in generating, tracking and posting to the Energy and Texas’ twitter accounts and blogs

Writing content for newsletters, collateral materials, reports and other materials as needed

Monitoring traditional and non-traditional media outlets for coverage and opportunities

Assisting with basic photo editing and collateral design

Reviewing, editing and organizing movie clips with iMovie and Final Cut Express

Conducting policy research

Coordinating and executing special projects, as assigned


Strong writing skills required

Must be well-organized, self-motivated, detail-oriented and proficient in the use of standard office equipment and computer software (i.e. all MS Office applications)

Thorough knowledge of social media tools, including Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and WordPress (for blogging purposes)

Ability to stay organized, meet deadlines and maintain a pro-active attitude

Basic video and photo editing skills and desire to learn new software (preferred)

Graduate student in communications or business (preferred)


EDF Austin Office


12 weeks (February 4 - April 26, 2013), dates are negotiable


This is a full-time internship (up to 35 hours per week) hours per week are negotiable

The compensation is $10 per hour. Additionally, EDF is happy to support any academic credit available to candidates. Interns have access to networking opportunities with EDF experts, national staff and partner organizations during the term of their internship.

Application Materials

Interested applicants should attach their cover letter and resume to the EDF application.

Due to the volume of employment applications and queries received, EDF is unable to respond to each application individually. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected as a candidate.

Environmental Defense Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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