Skip to content
Mar 28 / BARD CEP

Land & Wildlife Intern – Washington, D.C.

Organization: Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

Position Title: Land & Wildlife Intern

Location: Washington, D.C.

Hours & Compensation: Minimum of four day/week. Unpaid.

Position Dates: May to August.

Application Deadline: April 5, 2013.

Posted On: March 18, 2013.

Organization Overview:

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is the nation’s most effective environmental action organization. We use law, science and the support of 1.3 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 430 lawyers, scientists, economists, policy and communications experts, and others, work out of offices in New York, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Livingston, Montana and Beijing.

Position Description:

NRDC’s Land and Wildlife Program is accepting applications for an unpaid summer internship position from May to August.

The Land and Wildlife intern works directly with NRDC Land and Wildlife program staff to complete various research and other activities aimed at protecting sensitive lands from harmful oil and gas operations, advancing policies that require more environmental protections for oil and gas operations, and promoting clean and renewable energy solutions. Addition responsibilities may include engaging with relevant federal agency processes, interfacing with the public on specific natural resources issues and managing information and data sets relevant to ongoing NRDC Lands and Wildlife projects.


  • Strong writing and communications skills
  • Ability to be self-directed
  • Strong initiative when researching open-ended or complex projects
  • GIS skills are a big plus
  • Able to proofread documents, attend briefings and hearings on timely environmetal  issues, and work with coalitions of national environmental organizations, as well as other duties that may arise in this active work environment.
  • Advanced undergraduate or graduate student.

How to Apply:

Please create a profile and upload your resume, cover letter, and writing sample by Friday, April 5, 2013. No calls or faxed please.

Contact Information:

Natural Resources Defense Council,

Job URL:

Leave a comment