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College/School Eligibility:

  • Graduate School

Class Year Eligibility:

  • N/A

Open to:

  • Cornell Graduate/Professional Students

Key Responsibilities
Tasks will include but are not limited to:

  • Support in the spatial analysis of disaster finance and impact data.
  • Perform basic data analysis and visualization of disaster program data.
  • Evaluate insurer underwriting policies related to climate and the environment and summarizing results in a table or other format.
  • Contribute to writing blogs, issue briefs, or papers.
  • Participate in advancing EDF Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion goals in which people from all backgrounds and experiences feel connected, included, and empowered to address the environmental and organizational challenges in alignment with EDF values.


  • Preferred that the student is enrolled in a graduate degree program.
  • Coursework in data analysis and/or including spatial analysis, required.
  • Competency with GIS and proficiency in Python a plus.
  • Proficiency in Excel required and proficiency in R or Stata preferred.
  • Demonstrated interest in climate risk, disaster policy, insurance, and/or climate adaptation.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Must be well organized, motivated, and detail-oriented.
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated self-awareness, cultural competency and inclusivity, and ability to work with colleagues and stakeholders across diverse cultures and backgrounds.

U.S. Remote or Hybrid from an EDF office in Raleigh, Washington, D.C., or New York City. (Hybrid means the intern must be physically present in location throughout internship, coming into the office an agreed number of days/week. US Remote means the intern must be physically located in the US while working, for tax/employment based reasons, for the majority of the internship.)

10 weeks

Full-time (35 hours/week)

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