Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.

  • Energy Communications Internship - Fall 2018

    Job Locations US-DC-Washington
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(7/23/2018 10:57 AM)
    Job ID
    2018-3964
    # of Openings
    1
    Group
    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 enthusiastic and strong writer to be a fall Energy Communications intern in our Washington, DC, office. He or she must care about environmental issues, be able to meet deadlines, take initiative, be familiar with social media, and possess an understanding of how video, photos, and graphics can help communicate a story. This is a 15-20/hour per week, semester-long unpaid internship. Applicants must be able to receive college credit for this internship.

    Responsibilities

    The intern will be working with the Senior Energy Communications Strategist. The work will focus on using various tools to promote energy efficiency and support NRDC’s energy advocacy work. Duties will be varied and are expected to include assisting with Twitter outreach; helping to edit and/or generate fact sheets, news releases, and statements; and assisting with drafting and/or editing blogs for program staff.

    Qualifications

    • Open to students enrolled in college at the time of the internship.
    • Interest in communications, advocacy and environmental issues. 
    • Ability to write quickly in a clear/concise manner.
    • Familiarity with social media.
    • Knowledge of ways to employ video, photos, and graphics to amplify a message.
    • Ability to commit to at least 15 hours per week.

     

    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 www.nrdc.org/careers 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 www.nrdc.org

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