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Spring Research and Advocacy Intern with Environmental Entrepreneurs

Spring Research and Advocacy Intern with Environmental Entrepreneurs

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Center for Policy Advocacy [101000]

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Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is the nation's most effective environmental action group, combining the power of more than two million members and online activists with the expertise of nearly 500 scientists, lawyers, policy advocates, and other professionals across the globe ensure the rights of all people to the air, the water, and the wild.  NRDC was founded in 1970 and our staff helped write some of America's bedrock environmental laws, including the Clean Water Act, and many of the implementing regulations; our water enforcement cases played a major role shaping current water policy throughout the country. Today, our staff – a force for nature - work out of offices in New York, Washington DC, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Bozeman, Montana and Beijing.


NRDC’s Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) affiliate is the business voice for the environment. E2 is a national, nonpartisan group of business owners, investors and others who advocate for policies that are good for the environment and good for the economy. E2’s 850+ members, organized in nine chapters stretching from New England to San Diego, have founded or funded more than 2,500 companies; created more than 500,000 jobs and control more than $100 billion in private equity and venture capital. E2 is a part of NRDC’s Center for Policy Advocacy department.


This intershipship would be for the Spring semester.


  • Gather data on clean energy companies and renewable energy capacity to be used for advocacy and the development of interactive maps
  • Stay abreast of key press outlet’s coverage of clean energy, respond regularly with Letters to the Editor to keep a drumbeat about clean energy in the media
  • Coordinate regular communications with E2 members in the Midwest through social media and email newsletters
  • Help coordinate events for E2 members and affiliates by preparing materials,
  • Generally assist E2 staff with various research and projects


  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with the capability to handle multiple tasks, work well under pressure and be detail-oriented;
  • Ability to work independently as well as with a team;
  • Strong interest in natural resources conservation; and enthusiasm for NRDC and E2’s mission.
  • High degree of proficiency with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.

NRDC is committed to workplace diversity and inclusion.  We are equal opportunity employers and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.   


To apply, please create a profile and upload your resume, cover letter and writing sample (max. 5 pages). No phone calls or faxes please. Please reference where you saw this posting. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.

NRDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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