Environmental Defense Fund is hiring a
Put your passion and skills to work for the planet. Climate change is the most urgent issue of our time, and we need people like you to help us build a vital Earth — for everyone.
We’re Environmental Defense Fund, a fast-paced nonprofit with a growing staff of more than 1,000 people in nearly 30 countries. We deliver game-changing solutions that cut climate pollution and strengthen people’s ability to thrive despite the effects climate change is already having. We work wherever we can have the most impact, from local communities to top companies to governments worldwide, and even in space.
Our culture, values and commitment to diversity make EDF an exciting and meaningful place to work. Every job here makes a difference. Won’t you join us?
EDF’s Global Climate Cooperation team leads and executes EDF’s work on international climate policy and carbon pricing. The team’s objective is to promote ambitious, well-designed market-based climate policies around the world, including at international forums like the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Our staff members undertake original research and publish in peer-reviewed journals; participate in and regularly give presentations to international negotiators, representing EDF and broader NGO coalitions; and develop and present advocacy materials in a wide range of other settings, including international meetings, Congress, etc.
The Intern will support EDF’s work around carbon pricing and carbon markets, particularly the voluntary carbon market. The Intern will provide analytical and operational support to ongoing projects, including the formation of EDF’s strategic goals and EDF’s participation in external initiatives related to carbon pricing. The Intern will produce analysis and written outputs for both internal and external audiences.
Tasks will include but are not limited to:
Currently enrolled in or a recent graduate of a Masters degree program in Economics, International Environmental Policy, Environmental Management, or related field.
Demonstrated passion for and commitment to addressing the climate crisis, and interest in policy, advocacy, economics and/or the use of market-based solutions to environmental problems.
Basic familiarity with Microsoft Teams/SharePoint, Slack, Asana, Monday.com, or other collaborative software tools.
Excellent data management and/or quantitative skills, including experience with Microsoft Excel.
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
Ability to juggle multiple projects, prioritize, and meet deadlines.
Ability to work independently, navigate uncertainty, and proactively seek guidance when needed.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, particularly to translate technical concepts and issues into lay language.
Demonstrate self-awareness, cultural competency and inclusivity, and ability to work with colleagues and stakeholders across diverse cultures and backgrounds.
Hybrid out of San Francisco, Washington, DC, Boston, or Raleigh office, or U.S. Remote
10 to 12 weeks
Full-time (35 hours/week)
This internship would involve compensation for work paid at a rate competitive with leading non-profits at $20/hour.
Interested applicants should attach their cover letter and resume to the EDF application.
We offer a strong total rewards package encompassing competitive salary, robust benefits, and professional development opportunities consistent with a modern global organization. We take into account factors such as candidate experience, skills, training, internal team equity and local norms.
The pay range for this role is shown below.
Please note that pay ranges are country specific. As a result, the stated currency is not meant be converted into any other currency.
Environmental Defense Fund is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.