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?
EDF’s U.S. State Climate team works to advance ambitious, effective climate policy through legislative and regulatory action at the state level. With an emphasis on securing declining, enforceable limits on climate pollution, this team develops and advocates for environmentally-responsible, economically-sound policies that will drive reductions in climate pollution from across the economy while also considering the distributional impacts of climate change and climate policy.
The intern will contribute to the U.S. State Climate team’s advocacy efforts in key western states, including Washington, Oregon, and Nevada. The intern will inform policy development and advocacy by performing a deep dives into critical policy research questions. This will require research, tracking of legislation, review of policy recommendations, investigation of stakeholder perspectives, and synthesis and communication of results. The intern will report to Analyst, U.S Region, and will work in collaboration with a range of climate, economic, legal, and political experts.
Tasks will include but are not limited to:
10-15 hours per 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 a short 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.