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Terms and Dates:

  • Summer 2023
One Time Opportunity


Beth Fox

Cornell Affiliations:

Atkinson Center

Off-campus partner:

Environmental Defense Fund


Opportunity Description

(Important: please see the Requirements tab of this posting to ensure that you submit all necessary application materials.)

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.

Job Title: Atkinson Intern, Sustainability Initiatives
Program/Department: Corporate Sustainability Office

Program/Department Overview
EDF’s Director of Corporate Sustainability is part of the Corporate Services team who works with a network of colleagues and the volunteer Sustainability Council to develop, research, and implement EDF’s internal sustainability, climate, and environmental justice goals. The intern will work as a remote employee and interact primarily with the Director but will be included in meetings and communications with colleagues throughout the organization. The Director has more than ten years' experience managing sustainability intern programs on a rigorous higher education campus, is based out of Atlanta, GA, USA, and is a remote employee.

Overall Function
EDF’s Corporate Sustainability office is seeking qualified students to support the work of EDF’s own organizational goals for sustainability, climate solutions, and environmental justice. The intern will support sustainability staff and EDF’s volunteer Sustainability Council with research, benchmarking, data collection and analysis, communications, and staff outreach and engagement. Intern will produce deliverables such as research memos, case studies, and white papers and will co-author internal policies and communications pieces (articles, blog posts, and other media).