Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.

  • Administration/Facilities Intern

    Job Locations US-DC-Washington
    Posted Date 1 week ago(1 week ago)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Facilities [202000]
  • 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 Administration/Facilities Department in our Washington, DC office. The intern will work on many facilities management and sustainability projects.  The candidate must be able to efficiently handle administrative tasks such as proofreading and preparing materials, scheduling and coordinating project meetings, handling phone calls, processing invoices, and maintain office supply inventory.  The ideal candidate will have excellent administrative and organizational skills, sound judgment; strong interpersonal skills, and be able to support consensus-based decision with a flexible, innovative approach to resolving issues.

    The internship is for six months. Hours are generally 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM.  Start and end dates and other scheduling details are negotiable.  The compensation is $15 per hour and the intern will work 5 days a week.


    • Process vendor invoices.
    • Provide reception desk coverage.
    • Responsible for daily checks to ensure professional appearance and upkeep of the office.
    • Provide administrative support and assist with ad hoc projects for the facilities team.
    • Assist in implementing energy saving programs.
    • Uphold NRDC commitment to greener business operations.
    • Review and improve the Facilities department procedural/training manual.
    • Assist with set-ups of staff events.
    • In charge of distribution of mail.
    • Maintain data bases, paper and electronic filing systems.
    • Maintain phone system equipment and office supply inventory.
    • Assist with ordering kitchen and office supplies every week.


    • Excellent interpersonal, customer service and organizational skills are required.
    • Ability to meet deadlines and pay attention to details is a must.
    • Ability to work accurately and with composure under deadline pressure.
    • Internet savvy plus a proven mastery of Office applications including Word, PowerPoint, Visio, Excel and Outlook.
    • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
    • Highly trustworthy and able to deal with confidential information.
    • Ability to take direction from manager and other team members.
    • Interest in environmental advocacy is a plus.

    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. We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a pleasant working environment. Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and commensurate with experience. 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 1-800-899-4422.


    For further information about NRDC, please visit


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