Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.

  • Membership & Public Education Intern

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2 weeks ago)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Development [201000]
  • 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.


    NRDC is seeking an intern to work in its New York office. The intern will assist the Membership department in answering email and phone inquiries from NRDC members and the public regarding NRDC programs and general environmental questions. This position will involve regular interaction with our supporters and provide an opportunity to learn more about the issues affecting our planet. The internship will focus on learning about and effectively communicating these topics, but will include other, general membership tasks as required. This is a six-month paid internship requiring residency in the NYC area.


    • Open to students currently enrolled in a New York City area college.
    • Interest in environmental issues/ecology.
    • Ability to write quickly in a clear/concise manner.
    • Great communication skills.
    • Researching experience.
    • Ability to commit to 20 hours per week. 

    We offer a pleasant working environment and are 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.  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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