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?
This position will be a part of the Federal Affairs team under Political Affairs, working with Aquaculture and Oceans lobbyists. The intern will report to the Legislative Analyst.
The Seafood Policy Intern will assist the federal affairs team with research projects relevant to EDF’s work on creating a framework for sustainable and equitable federal waters aquaculture. This includes research on existing aquaculture policies and programs in the United States, opportunities for seafood sector workforce development programs, and tracking relevant policy. The intern will also assist in educating members of Congress and their staff on EDF’s ocean priorities by via member research, preparing meeting materials, and assisting with meetings. The intern will provide support for the FY2024 congressional appropriations process, collaborating with the Oceans and Federal Affairs teams to submit and advocate for funding requests. This position will also have the opportunity to develop a research project around equity and environmental justice principles in the seafood space and develop a blog.
Tasks will include but are not limited to:
Hybrid out of Washington, DC or U.S. remote
Spring 2023 (January-May)
Part time (10-15 hours/week)
This internship would involve either compensation for work paid at a rate competitive with leading non-profits at $17/hr-$20/hr depending on education level, 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 an unofficial transcript and short writing sample (two pages or less, an excerpt from a larger document is fine).
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.