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2018 Stanback Internship - Land and Wildlife Program

2018 Stanback Internship - Land and Wildlife Program

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Land and Wildlife Program [309000]

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NRDC is seeking an intern to work with its Land & Wildlife Program’s Dirty Energy Team in NRDC’s Washington D.C. office. This internship will support NRDC’s advocacy work pertaining to public lands and federal oil and gas regulation and policy. This work includes protecting public lands, wild places, and communities from the impacts of oil and gas development utilizing advocacy, research, administrative processes, and litigation. Please note that this internship will include a variety of research responsibilities, including non-legal, factual and policy matters. For example, analysis of data, legislation, or science.


  • Research both legal and non-legal, factual and policy issues relevant to the Land & Wildlife Program’s Dirty Energy Team advocacy;
  • Legal research and drafting of memoranda on topics researched for use in existing litigation and public lands and monuments defense; and
  • Generally assist the Land & Wildlife Program’s Dirty Energy Team staff with various research and projects.
  • Expected Products: Legal and non-legal research and written memoranda, presentations, and analyses of specific team issues pertaining to oil and gas issues affecting public lands and monuments.


  • A strong academic record
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced environment on multiple demanding tasks
  • The ability to work both on a team and independently, and to prioritize multiple projects, and meet deadlines
  • Exceptional research, writing and communication skills
  • A strong interest in natural resources conservation
  • Enthusiasm for NRDC’s mission.

Stanback Positions are only available to current or enrolled Duke University student for September 2018


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