Environmental Defense Fund is hiring an
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?
Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is on a journey to integrate justice and equity into its organizational structure, strategies, and values. In 2020, EDF re-focused its justice and equity efforts, forming an internal Environmental Justice (EJ) Council and hiring a new VP for Environmental Justice and Equity. In 2021, EDF committed to an Equity and Environmental Justice Vision and a set of principles to guide all work. Since then, the Justice and Equity team has been focusing its efforts on assessing the organization’s current work on environmental justice and equity, which has contributed to the organization’s inaugural Environmental and Climate Justice Strategic Plan released in 2022. The team continues to work toward a more systematic and impactful integration of justice and equity into EDF’s core program work by focusing on four main pillars: organizational readiness, partnerships, systemic change, and external capacity building.
A basic principle of ecology is that diversity in an ecosystem fosters strength and resilience. At EDF, we believe that by creating a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion among both our staff and our programmatic work, we can help foster greater strengths and resilience at EDF and the communities in which we work.
The intern will support each of the Council’s working groups in their priorities for 2023: Building Knowledge, Deepening Awareness, and Strengthening Accountability. Key deliverables include working with Council members to integrate an EJ 101 training into onboarding materials for new staff, formalizing infrastructure for staff to solicit feedback from EDF’s EJ experts through the Peer-to-Peer Advising process, and supporting the organization’s second annual EJ landscape assessment.
Tasks will include but are not limited to:
10 weeks (May – August 2023)
Full-time (35 hours a week).
This internship would involve 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.
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.