- E2 Clean Energy Summer Internship, USA
E2 Clean Energy Summer Internship
Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
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Center for Policy Advocacy 
Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is the nation's most effective environmental action group, combining the power of more than two million members and online activists with the expertise of nearly 500 scientists, lawyers, policy advocates, and other professionals across the globe to ensure the rights of all people to the air, the water, and the wild. 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 in shaping current water policy throughout the country. Today, our staff – a force for nature – work out of offices in New York, Washington DC, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Bozeman, Montana and Beijing.
NRDC’s Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) affiliate is the business voice for the environment. E2 is a national, nonpartisan group of business owners, investors and others who advocate for policies that are good for the environment and good for the economy. E2’s 5,000 members and supporters, organized in nine chapters stretching from New England to San Diego, have founded or funded more than 2,500 companies; created more than 600,000 jobs and control more than $100 billion in private equity and venture capital. E2 is a part of NRDC’s Center for Policy Advocacy department.
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.
Interns will also receive a one-year membership in E2’s Emerging Leaders program, which comes with the full benefits of E2 membership, including mentoring, educational, networking, advocacy and other opportunities.
Application deadline is April 12 at Midnight PST.
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.
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);
Current Junior and Senior Undergrads or Graduate students enrolled in an accredited university/college program.
How to Apply:
To apply, please go to www.nrdc.org/careers and upload your resume and cover letter through our online portal. No phone calls, emails, faxes or in-person resume drop-offs. Please reference where you saw this posting. Application deadline is April 12 at Midnight PST.
NRDC 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.
Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, for positions based in San Francisco, CA we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
NRDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
If you are having technical difficulty while applying, please reach out to iCIMS Customer Care at 1-866-803-9663.
For further information about NRDC’s E2 Program, please visit www.e2.org
Job posted on 8th March 2019
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