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Job Description


With world attention on both the environment and the economy, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is where policymakers and business leaders turn for win-win solutions. By focusing on strong science, uncommon partnerships and market-based approaches, we tackle urgent threats with practical solutions. We are one of the world's largest environmental organizations, with more than two million members and a staff of approximately 630 scientists, economists, policy experts, and other professionals around the world. We operate in 22 geographies with unique projects running across four programs. You will be part of a vibrant workplace that welcomes diverse perspectives, talents and contributions, where innovation and results are a way of life.


Are you interested in exploring a career at an internationally-recognized environmental organization? By joining EDF as an Intern, you too can be part of a vibrant workplace that welcomes diverse perspectives, talents and contributions, where innovation and a focus on results are a way of life. EDF's Internship Program welcomes intellectually hungry leaders to join us, advance our work, and cultivate the skills and relationships needed for a successful career working for the environment. Alumni of our Internship Program have gone on to important leadership positions, most notably our own President, Fred Krupp. Could you be the next Fred Krupp?

EDF offers internships and fellowships for students and recent graduates in a variety of programs and departments throughout the organization. The ultimate goal of our internship and fellowship program is to provide high-quality experiences (including relevant projects and opportunities for networking) that form the foundation for any individual who is serious about pursuing an environmental career.

Development Overview

EDF's Development Department is responsible for developing and managing relationships with the organization's donors and prospective donors. The Events team is responsible for planning donor events that assist with engagement of existing donors and building the pipeline for new donor.

Overall Function

The Development Events Intern will work with the Development Events team to track and manage data related to EDF's donor events. He/she will also take on discreet data cleanup projects in EDF's CommonGround (Salesforce) and CVENT databases. Ad hoc projects may include work with event planners on pre-event functions such as preparing name tags, place cards and other event materials.

Key Responsibilities

* Assist events team with data maintenance and uploads.
* Help events team with vendor research and database building.
* Maintain invitation records book.
* Help events team with misc events projects as needed.


* Experience working with databases, preferred.
* Experience working with Microsoft Office.
* Well-organized; pays attention to detail.
* Demonstrated ability to use sound judgment to identify and solve problems.
* Commitment to maintaining confidentiality about sensitive information.


New York, NY


June - November, 2019


Part-time (12-15 hours/week)


This is a paid internship.

Application Materials

Interested applicants should attach their cover letter and resume to the EDF application.

Environmental Defense Fund is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

About Environmental Defense Fund

Environmental Defense Fund’s mission is to preserve the natural systems on which all life depends.

Guided by science and economics, we find practical and lasting solutions to the most serious environmental problems.

What distinguishes Environmental Defense Fund is the combination of what we protect and how we protect it.

We work to solve the most critical environmental problems facing the planet. This has drawn us to areas that span the biosphere: climateoceansecosystems and healthSince these topics are intertwined, our solutions take a multidisciplinary approach. We work in concert with other organizations — as well as with business, government and communities — and avoid duplicating work already being done effectively by others.