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 Natural Climate Solutions Initiative (NCS) is a new global initiative and matrixed team whose goals rise to the level of the enormity of the climate crisis. Through taking a systems change approach that harnesses EDF’s unique capabilities in science, economics, policy, corporate partnerships and market design, we seek to bring forward catalytic solutions that, by 2030, will result in critical global-scale contributions to halting destruction and degradation of forest, peatlands, coastal and other natural systems, while rapidly growing natural carbon accumulation through sustainable management and restoration. The scope of this work is global in nature, with near-term priorities on tropical forests and emerging priorities on temperate and blue carbon systems, amongst others.
The intern will work with members of the Climate Resilient Forests Team to analyze policies and market instruments designed to provide forest-based natural climate solutions in the western US. This would include analysis of elements of the U.S. federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (2021); Inflation Reduction Act (2022); and state laws and policies in key western states. The intern would conduct analysis on the factors that lead to successful implementation of public/private partnerships to address rural economic development and forest management.
Concrete deliverables include 2-3 written reports on topics assigned by supervisor and relevant to advancing the emerging climate resilient forest initiative.
Tasks will include but are not limited to:
Hybrid in San Francisco, CA; Washington, DC; New York, NY preferred, or U.S. Remote, with the option to work out of workspace in Sacramento, CA.
Summer 2023 (10-12 weeks)
Full-Time (35 hours/week)
This internship would involve either compensation for work paid at a rate competitive with leading non-profits at $17/hr.
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.
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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.