Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Paid Fall Political Research Internship with the Natural Resources Defense Council


The NRDC Action Fund is an affiliated but separate organization from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). The NRDC Action Fund’s mission is to build political support in the United States for protecting the planet and its people. We mobilize influential constituencies, experts, community leaders and others to directly advocate for clean air and water, public health, biodiversity, and a stable climate. We support candidates who stand up for environmental protection, and we expose those who side with polluters rather than the public good.

The NRDC Action Fund is seeking a Political Research Intern to assist the organization with its electoral work.

This is a paid internship, requiring a minimum work schedule of 20 hours per week beginning in August/September 2017 through December 2017, with the potential to extend into 2018.

Responsibilities:
The Political Research Intern will work with NRDC Action Fund staff to:

Conduct political research to inform Action Fund electoral activity
Regularly track developments in federal and state elections
Research candidates’ backgrounds and positions on the NRDC Action Fund’s policy priorities
Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:
An ideal Political Research Intern candidate will:
Be currently pursuing a 2-year or 4-year degree.
Possess exceptional writing and critical thinking skills
Demonstrate substantial interest in relevant subject areas (i.e. previous professional experience and/or academic major in politics, environment, energy, public health etc.)
Work effectively on a team
Be willing and able to learn new skills and subject areas

The NRDC Action Fund 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, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

To apply, please create a profile and upload your resume and cover letter. No phone calls or faxes, please. Please reference where you saw this posting. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.