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Apr 23 / BARD CEP

North Carolina Environmental Policy Intern, Environmental Defense Fund

Organization: Environmental Defense Fund

Position Title: North Carolina Environmental Policy Intern

Location: Raleigh, North Carolina

Dates and compensation: 10 weeks during the summer; full time (35 hours per week); start dates: May 11, May 18, June 1 or June 15; $5,000 for the summer/$14.30 per hour

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The intern will become an integral part of EDF’s NC-based policy team, supporting EDF’s work with policymakers, agency staff, environmental NGO’s and other stakeholders. The intern will assist in formulating policy recommendations and providing information to support and promote EDF’s priority policy objectives. The intern will also get an inside look at the workings of NC state politics and policymaking within both administrative agencies and the state legislature.

Reports to: Senior Policy Analyst

Responsibilities: In fulfilling this role, the intern will have opportunities to:

  • Research, compare and contrast proposed NC legislation, rules and regulations with EDF model policy recommendations and leading practices adopted in other states.
  • Attend meetings at the NC General Assembly, the NC Environmental Management Commission (EMC), NC Mining and Energy Commission (MEC) to track important discussions and assist in monitoring the rulemaking and legislative processes.
  • Monitor the 2015 session of the NC General Assembly to track legislation relevant to EDF’s 2015 energy and environmental policy goals.


  • Currently enrolled in undergraduate program and have completed at least two years by the time of the internship.
  • Degree major or significant coursework in political science, environmental studies, or government.
  • Reliable transportation to and from Raleigh office (near PNC Arena) and ability to travel downtown to legislative sessions as needed.
  • Quick and reliable internet research skills.
  • Ability to think on your feet and produce high quality work under time constraints.
  • Must support and uphold the mission of Environmental Defense Fund.

How to Apply: Apply online. Interested applicants should attach a cover letter and resume to the EDF application.

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