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 Climate Resilient Coasts and Watersheds Initiative works with diverse partners to achieve a vision where communities and ecosystems along coasts and rivers thrive with water, and are safe, equitable and prosperous places to live, work and play. The Initiative is part of EDF’s People and Nature Impact Area, which focuses on delivering food, water and climate benefits for a healthy planet.
EDF's Climate Resilient Coasts and Watersheds team is working to build more resilient coastal communities by promoting the use of holistic, equitable, and community-based adaptation strategies to reduce the risk of sea level rise, flooding and damages from coastal storms. Aligned with this work, the Climate Resilient Coasts and Watersheds team is currently working on themes directly linked to flooding and its impact on communities at local, national and international levels. These topics range from benefit cost analysis for flood infrastructure development and government policy, coastal planning, flood insurance programs, national and international legislation on flooding and coastal resilience as well as the inclusion of a wide array of communities in the dialogue to increase resilience from flooding. The Global Flood Resilience intern will provide support with research, analysis, policy development, and the monitoring of the global dialogue and trends on flooding. This is an exciting opportunity for engagement in coastal resilience efforts and to support a team engaged at local, national and international levels and support research efforts linked to coastal resilience.
The Global Flood Resilience Intern will provide support with research, analysis, review of policy, and monitor the global dialogue and trends around flooding and resilience policy. The intern will provide communications and media support through social media media platforms. The intern will conduct research on the following subjects, including but not limited to global flood and resilience policies, scientific studies, studies on risks and vulnerabilities and package this research to communicate findings to program leadership, EDF staff, and expert audiences.
Tasks will include but are not limited to:
U.S. Remote or hybrid in New York, Raleigh, D.C., or St. Petersburg, FL. Eastern time zone preferred.
Summer 2023 (June-August), with the option to extend into the fall term.
Full-Time (35 hours per week)
This internship would involve compensation for work paid at a rate competitive with leading non-profits at $17-20/hr.
Interested applicants should attach their cover letter and resume to the EDF application, together with a writing sample.
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.