Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.

  • 2020 Stanback Fellow - Western EEFA-CCA

    Job Locations US-CA-San Francisco
    Posted Date 2 months ago(12/5/2019 9:38 AM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Climate and Clean Energy [402000]
  • 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.

    This Fellow will help implement critical advocacy strategies targeted at improving low- and moderate-income energy efficiency in California. They will research and create important advocacy materials (e.g., fact sheets, blogs, and/or presentations) to advance efforts with stakeholders and decision-makers. This project fits into our clean energy and equity objectives articulated both in the institution’s strategic plan and in the objectives of energy efficiency through our energy efficiency initiative, energy efficiency for all project, and climate and clean energy goals to integrate clean energy and equity throughout our efforts to transition to a clean energy economy available to all.


    The Fellow will work in NRDC’s San Francisco office and be involved directly in the development of advocacy materials to influence public policy decisions, including at the state energy agencies and the legislature. While the exact workplan will be developed in partnership with the Fellow, topics will focus on energy and climate policy as well as workforce and equity projects. The following list provides a few examples of activities and projects:

    • Participate in energy agency proceedings,
    • Prepare regulatory comments,
    • Research policies to inform NRDC’s position,
    • Conduct data analyses,
    • Create graphics,
    • Write fact sheet(s) and/or blog(s), and
    • Other activities as they arise in support of NRDC’s climate and equity objectives.


    • 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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