Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.

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2018 Stanback Internship - Oceans Program

2018 Stanback Internship - Oceans Program

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US-CA-San Francisco
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Oceans Program [312000]

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NRDC is a leading nonprofit membership organization that has been marshaling science and the law to protect the environment and public health since 1970. Our more than 2 million members and activists reside in each of the United States and in the District of Columbia. NRDC employs over 500 scientists, lawyers, economists, media specialists, policy analysts, and administrators in its seven offices, including in China. Within each of the organization’s program areas – oceans, air, water, public health, climate change, energy, public land, smart growth, international, urban, environmental justice, and nuclear non-proliferation – NRDC’s experts pursue cutting-edge litigation, lobbying, scientific research, and broad-reaching public education. For over 40 years, NRDC has played a central role in crafting, implementing, enforcing, and defending virtually all of the nation’s environmental laws. Reviving the world’s oceans is one of NRDC’s top institutional priorities.


  • Working with lawyers, scientists, and policy experts to conduct research and draft position papers, comments, and letters on a wide range of ocean issues, from fisheries management in the U.S. and China, to Arctic and high seas governance, to illegal fishing, to marine protected areas.
  • A report or a series of papers analyzing specific issues


  • Strong research skills and excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively without extensive supervision
  • Close attention to detail
  • A demonstrated interest in public policy
  • An interest in ocean conservation a plus
  • High degree of proficiency with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook

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


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.  We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a pleasant working environment.  Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and commensurate with experience.


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