Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.

  • 2020 Stanback Fellow - Energy Efficiency for All (EEFA)

    Job Locations US-DC-Washington
    Posted Date 7 days ago(12/2/2019 11:33 AM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Healthy People and Thriving Communities [403000]
  • 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:


    This position is only for current Duke students.

    Energy Efficiency for All (EEFA) unites people from diverse sectors and backgrounds to collectively make multifamily affordable homes energy- and water-efficient. EEFA builds power to change policies and practices by seeding and supporting coalitions in 12 states. Each of these state coalitions include a variety of housing, health, energy efficiency, environmental, and community advocacy organizations that have not typically worked together in the past. EEFA supports these coalitions by providing coaching, training and funding; coordinating coalition activities; conducting research; and providing coalition-building and technical expertise. In addition, EEFA has developed four cross-cutting teams – Equity Working Group, Implementation Support, Federal Policy and Healthy Affordable Building Materials – in order to support the specific needs of the EEFA coalitions.


    The Fellow will work with EEFA staff in the DC office, specifically with the Project Co-director and Program Assistant, focusing on a handful of priority issues such as:

    • Advancing equitable policies;
    • Coalition and network building;
    • Making homes healthier;
    • Preserving affordable housing;
    • Promoting program solutions;
    • Reducing energy burdens for residents; and
    • Identifying and minimizing the barriers to policy implementation.


    • Strong research skills and excellent written and oral communication skills.
    • Ability to work effectively without extensive supervision.
    • Close attention to detail.

    Applicants should provide a resume, cover letter, writing sample, transcript and references.


    To apply, please visit Duke University's website ( and upload your resume and cover letter through their online portal.  We would like you to upload any additional papers or project work that you think would showcase your abilities. 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 iCIMS Customer Care by dialing 1-800-889-4422.


    For further information about NRDC, please visit


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