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?
The Office of Chief Scientist (OCS) is the nexus of science at Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), ensuring that the science that is the backbone for all EDF policy positions is based on the best available information. To be most effective in this role, OCS provides programmatic support for all scientists at EDF and fosters relationships with scientists outside the organization. The OCS team works on projects across all of EDF’s programs, translating natural and social science basic and applied research into actionable ideas for colleagues who are designing programs and projects. The Fellow will work with OCS and report to a Lead Senior Scientist in OCS.
In collaboration with 20 scientists in China, US, and Canada, EDF’s Office of Chief Scientist is drafting a book in Chinese language on “Oil and Gas Methane Emission and Quantification” to raise awareness and build capacity on methane emission measurement from the oil and gas sector in China. Under the supervision of a Senior Scientist, who is the chief author of the book, the intern will have the opportunity to work with some of the top methane scientists in the world, develop their reviewing and editing skills, and learn about the most recent advancements in the growing methane science field. The intern’s contribution will be acknowledged in the preface of the book.
Tasks will include, but are not limited to:
U.S. Remote with a possibility to work hybrid out of New York or Washington DC office. The supervisor for this position is based out of Canada and works in pacific timezone.
Full time, 35 hours per 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.