Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.

  • Digital Advocacy & Fundraising Intern New York

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(5/15/2018 6:29 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Communications [102000]
  • Overview

    The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is the nation's most effective environmental action organization. We use law, science and the support of 3.1 million members and online activists to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places and to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things.   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 of more than 500 lawyers, scientists, economists, policy and communications experts, and others, work out of offices in New York, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Bozeman, Montana and Beijing.

    Position Summary:


    NRDC is seeking an intern to work with the Digital Advocacy & Fundraising team in our New York office.  We are looking for candidates who are interested in pursuing a career in the growing online advocacy or fundraising field and who are looking to get in on the ground floor to develop these skills.


    (If applicable NRDC seeks candidates who are eligible for academic credit, or outside funding such as law school work-study or postgraduate fellowship funding, to support their externship work. NRDC will work with successful candidates to complete any paperwork necessary to help secure available credit or funding


    • Managing activist/donor email inbox:
    • responding to inquires or forwarding inquires for appropriate response
    • collecting activist responses to our action alerts
    • updating user records in our database
    • Updating and reorganizing department’s Box email archive
    • Drafting some email messages to activists and members
    • Researching activist events that are appropriate to invite activist and members to
    • Handling uploads of new activists to our eCRM from external acquisition sources
    • Assisting in other administrative and campaign duties as needed


    • Ideal candidates will have some paid or volunteer experience with a non-profit, political candidate or cause
    • Demonstrated interest in advocacy issues or social justice issues
    • Strong writing and verbal communications skills
    • Strong technical skills (MS Office products, image editing tools or some HTML or similar coding skills)


    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 identity and expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.


    Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, for positions based in San Francisco, CA we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.


    To apply, please visit and upload your resume and cover letter through our online portal.  We would like you to upload any additional papers or project work that you think would showcase your abilities. Please no phone calls, emails, faxes or in-person resume drop-offs. Please reference where you saw this posting. NRDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


    If you are having technical difficulty while applying, please reach out to Customer Care by dialing 1-800-889-4422.


    For further information about NRDC, please visit


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