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 850 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?
The Economics team is the nexus of economics at EDF, ensuring that the economic thinking that is the backbone for all EDF policy positions is based on the best available knowledge. To be most effective in this role, the Economics team provides support for other programs throughout EDF and fosters relationships with economists outside the organization.
EDF+Business is working to create a more sustainable world where companies, communities, and the environment thrive. We’re making it happen by forging unexpected partnerships that catalyze environmental leadership and collaboration across companies and supply chains. This is a new EDF + Biz and Economics project to examine how insurance companies can support decarbonization and sustainability through their underwriting standards. Our team has been at the forefront of this transformation for +25 years, bringing cutting-edge science, policy, and economic expertise to high-impact companies to transform business as usual in their products, operations, and advocacy.
Environmental Defense Fund is seeking a part-time graduate intern to work on climate and sustainability efforts in the insurance sector. The global insurance and reinsurance sectors have been facing pressure to evaluate its strategies to support a transition to a net zero and nature positive economy. The intern will assist in gathering, evaluating, and cataloging the underwriting commitments of insurers related to climate and the environment. They will also assist with other background research, writing of briefs, interviews, and possible data analysis. The intern will report to the Assistant Vice President of Economics and Policy and will work across the Economics and EDF+Biz teams.
Tasks will include but are not limited to:
Part-time, 8-10 hours a week.
This internship would involve either compensation for work paid at a rate competitive with leading non-profits at $20-$22/hr or academic credit. Students are encouraged to seek academic credit or funding through their college/university and EDF will ensure that any and all paperwork needed to secure academic credit is completed.
Interested applicants should attach their cover letter and resume to the EDF application, together with a writing sector. Please discuss in the cover letter any background or interest you have in insurance markets.
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.