Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.

  • Energy Communications Intern

    Job Locations US-DC-Washington
    Posted Date 3 months ago(9/12/2019 2:34 PM)
    Job ID
    2019-4293
    # 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 spring 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 to 20 hours per week position. Candidates must be able to receive academic credit in conjunction with the internship.

     

    Responsibilities

    The intern will be working with the Senior Energy Communications Strategist 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 to 20 hours per week.
    • Must be able to receive academic credit in conjunction with the internship.

    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. Consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

     

    To apply, please visit www.nrdc.org/careers and upload your resume, cover letter, and two writing samples through our online portal. Due to the high volume of resumes, only qualified candidates will be contacted. 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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