Environmental Defense Fund is hiring a
Put your passion and skills to work for the planet. Climate change is the most urgent issue of our time, and we need people like you to help us build a vital Earth — for everyone.
We’re Environmental Defense Fund, a fast-paced nonprofit with a growing staff of more than 1,000 people in nearly 30 countries. We deliver game-changing solutions that cut climate pollution and strengthen people’s ability to thrive despite the effects climate change is already having. We work wherever we can have the most impact, from local communities to top companies to governments worldwide, and even in space.
Our culture, values and commitment to diversity make EDF an exciting and meaningful place to work. Every job here makes a difference. Won’t you join us?
The State Affairs program of the Political Affairs department leads EDF’s efforts to achieve our policy goals through the legislative, regulatory, and political systems at the state and local levels. Our lobbyists, communicators, organizers, and experts work together to achieve progress on our priority issues.
We seek a student interested in working on cutting-edge state and regional climate and environmental quality issues. The Louisiana Political Affairs (LAPA) Intern will support the development and implementation of key aspects of EDF’s Louisiana-based work including the development and execution of campaigns to advance priority goals of EDF’s Louisiana strategy. Reporting to the Project Manager and State Director, the LAPA Intern will support in fulfilling tasks to ensure campaign deliverables and objectives are met. Flexibility and willingness to learn and engage on pathways towards climate mitigation and adaptation will be required. The intern will be an integral part of the LAPA team, working on analytic and outreach projects related to Carbon capture and Storage, Methane, orphaned wells, petrochemicals, grid resilience, and other EDF workstreams while maintaining a viewpoint that is grounded in addressing a history of environmental justice and racism in Louisiana.
Tasks will include but are not limited to:
Preferably New Orleans, LA or the surrounding areas – internship will be a remote/hybrid role with an expectation to attend important in-person meetings
10 weeks during Summer 2023
Full time (35 hours/week)
This internship would involve compensation for work paid at a rate competitive with leading non-profits at $17-$22/hr, depending on the candidate’s educational background.
Interested applicants should attach their cover letter and resume to the EDF application.
We offer a strong total rewards package encompassing competitive salary, robust benefits, and professional development opportunities consistent with a modern global organization. We take into account factors such as candidate experience, skills, training, internal team equity and local norms.
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Environmental Defense Fund is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.