Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.

  • Summer Photography Intern

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2/12/2020 4:32 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    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 a Summer Photography Intern to work with the Multimedia team in our New York office. The position is a paid internship five days per week from June 1 – August 6 (total 35 hours per week).


    (If applicable NRDC seeks candidates who are eligible for academic credit, or outside funding such as law school work-study or postgraduate fellowship funding, to support their externship work. NRDC will work with successful candidates to complete any paperwork necessary to help secure available credit or funding


    • Research and select stock photography for various editorial, fundraising, and social projects
    • Uploading and keywording images into the Digital Asset Management (DAM) system
    • Assist the video editors to research and select stock footage
    • Design social graphics using Photoshop
    • Shoot images for NRDC social channels
    • Create/design gifs for social channels


    • Knowledge/experience with Photoshop required
    • Background in photography required
    • Must be able to work nimbly on a volume of projects
    • Strong visual and written skills
    • DAM experience preferred
    • Graphic Design experience preferred
    • InDesign and/or Illustrator experience preferred
    • Organized self-starter but able to work in a collaborative team environment
    • Have a firm understanding of how photography works with typography, layout, and design in print, digital, and social platforms


    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. Consistent with 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 1-800-889-4422.


    For further information about NRDC, please visit


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