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.
In addition to specific internship opportunities listed on our website, we are accepting applications for future opportunities.
Internships are meaningful learning experiences that engage students in the process of thinking and performing as professionals. At EDF, internships aim to provide students with opportunities for professional development, achieving technical skills, and mastering a professional knowledge base. They are planned, structured, supervised experiences that enable students to develop skills for organizing information and solving routine problems as is expected of practicing professionals in their discipline. Communication, teamwork, and leadership skills are tested and honed at EDF. We strive to ensure every intern is supervised by a professional who is trained in the same discipline as the intern. As an intern, you will have access to networking opportunities with EDF experts and others during the term of your internship.
In addition to posted internships within our four main program areas (Climate/Energy, Oceans, Ecosystems and Health), we often have opportunities in the following programs and departments: Corporate Partnerships, Strategic Partners, Communications/Marketing, Development, Administration, Finance, and Human Resources.
Undergraduate or graduate student
Highly proficient in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Excellent interpersonal skills and professional manner
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Must be well organized, motivated, detail-oriented, and able to multi-task in a high-pressure, dynamic environment
Ability to work in a team setting or independently
Demonstrated initiative and problem solving skills
Interest and/or experience in environmental advocacy and/or policy preferred
EDF has nine locations throughout the United States: Austin,TX; Bentonville, AR; Boulder, CO; Boston, MA; New York, NY; Raleigh, NC; Sacramento, CA; San Francisco, CA; Washington, DC.
10 weeks during the period May through August (dates to be determined between EDF and intern)
Up to 20 hours/week
Internships may be paid or unpaid; if unpaid, academic credit is available.
Interested applicants should attach their cover letter and resume to the EDF application. In your cover letter, please indicate your preference regarding program/department, office location, paid or unpaid internship, term and hours. Also, please attach your references, writing sample and/or creative portfolio to support your application.
Application deadline is April 6, 2013
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 Employee