Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.

Intern, Communications Partnerships Team

Job Locations US-NY-New York
Posted Date 1 month ago(2/27/2020 11:39 AM)
Job ID
# of Openings
Communications [102000]


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 full-time, paid summer intern to work with the Communications Partnerships team in Communications in our New York office. 


Support the Communications Partnerships team through various projects:

  • Organizing/prepping for various on the ground activations (including inventory for tabling and activation swag)
  • Help with Partnerships landing page upkeep
  • Database updating and research for our partnerships – including celebrity supporters
  • Brainstorming/support for NRDC marketing campaigns and partnerships
  • Events support (research, swag managing, celeb research/tracking, drafting celeb ask letter, etc.)


  • Outstanding organizational skills, the ability to multi-task, set priorities, follow institutional procedures and perform undirected work
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Close attention to detail and follow through on tasks
  • Must possess a high-degree of proficiency with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Interest in environmental issues or social justice advocacy 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. 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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