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Stanback - Oceans Intern

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San Francisco, CA, USASan FranciscoCAUSA
Internship

The Duke University Stanback Internship Program provides Duke students with project-based learning experiences in energy, conservation, advocacy, policy, research, law and applied resource management.  The Internship Program is open to any Duke student - undergraduate, graduate, and international students - who will be enrolled in Fall 2019 classes. Internships are located throughout the US, and the internship is for 11-weeks and interns receive up to $6,000 stipend.

The majority of intern candidates will be Nicholas School students pursuing the degree of Master of Environmental Management (MEM) or Master of Forestry (MF). The MEM and MF degree programs stress interdisciplinary approaches to environmental problem solving.  Program specialization tracks within the degrees include conservation science and policy, forest management, coastal management, environmental economics and policy, global environmental change, and water and air resources.

This Stanback internship is limited to Duke University students only.   Students from the Duke Law School, Fuqua School of Business, Sanford School of Public Policy, Pratt School of Engineering, and other undergraduate programs are also invited to apply for Stanback internships.   

Areas of Responsibility: 
  • Interns will work with lawyers, scientists, and policy experts to conduct research and draft position papers, comments, and letters on a wide range of ocean issues, including possible work on marine protected areas, illegal fishing, industrial impacts to the ocean (e.g., offshore wind, offshore oil & gas exploration), and/or fisheries management.
  • Work may include a focus on a review and analysis of MPA enforcement in California. Likely products would be a report or a series of papers analyzing specific issues.
Skills/Experience: 
  • Strong research skills and excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively without extensive supervision.
  • Close attention to detail.
  • A demonstrated interest in public policy.
  • An interest in ocean conservation a plus.
  • High degree of proficiency with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

Organization Info

Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.

Overview
Headquarters: 
New York, NY, United States
Annual Budget : 
$100-500M
Founded: 
1970
About Us
Mission: 

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: 
Jan 28 2019
Active Until: 
Feb 28 2019
Hiring Organization: 
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.
industry: 
Nonprofit