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E2 Clean Energy Summer Internship

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Chicago, IL, USAChicagoILUSA

NRDC is seeking a summer intern to work with the E2 team in our office in Chicago. As part of E2’s focus on promoting and increasing diversity in the clean energy industry, we encourage all to apply, especially those candidates from diverse backgrounds that are often underrepresented in the clean energy sector.

Intern will work with E2 staff to develop, execute and support initiatives to advance current clean energy initiatives and policies in their regions. They will also help expand and amplify business voices in support of these efforts. 

This full-time, paid internship will run for 10 weeks from June 3, 2019 - August 9, 2019.              

Areas of Responsibility: 

Chicago Office Intern: We are seeking one intern to work with E2 staff to support the priorities of the E2 Midwest chapter with an emphasis on Illinois. The position will include researching and developing IL clean jobs factsheets, identifying and amplifying positive stories of clean energy businesses and emerging technologies, and supporting advocacy efforts, membership recruitment and events development.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate communications with E2 members in the region through email updates, newsletter articles and social media;
  • Assist E2 staff with various research and projects;
  • Assist with E2 membership data management;
  • Some travel may be required.
Educational Background: 
Current Junior and Senior Undergrads or Graduate students enrolled in an accredited university/college program.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills;
  • Ability to work a fast-paced environment with the capability to handle multiple tasks, work well under pressure and be detail-oriented;
  • Ability to work independently as well as with a team;
  • Strong interest in environmental protection/conservation, advocacy and enthusiasm for NRDC and E2’s mission;
  • Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint);
Job Function: 

Organization Info

Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.

New York, NY, United States
Annual Budget : 
About Us

The Natural Resources Defense Council's purpose is to safeguard the Earth: its people, its plants and animals and the natural systems on which all life depends.

We work to restore the integrity of the elements that sustain life -- air, land and water -- and to defend endangered natural places.

We seek to establish sustainability and good stewardship of the Earth as central ethical imperatives of human society. NRDC affirms the integral place of human beings in the environment.

We strive to protect nature in ways that advance the long-term welfare of present and future generations.

We work to foster the fundamental right of all people to have a voice in decisions that affect their environment. We seek to break down the pattern of disproportionate environmental burdens borne by people of color and others who face social or economic inequities. Ultimately, NRDC strives to help create a new way of life for humankind, one that can be sustained indefinitely without fouling or depleting the resources that support all life on Earth.

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Mar 9 2019
Active Until: 
Apr 9 2019
Hiring Organization: 
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.