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Fall 2011 Internship Notice

Reference 42-427  (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location China (North) - Asia & M East
Town/City Beijing, China
Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Full Time
Level Voluntary & Interns
Deadline 09/09/2011
Company Name Natural Resources Defense Council
Contact Name
Telephone 3127807434
Website Further Details / Applications
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Directory Entry : The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is a non-profit global environmental organization with more than 1.3 million members and online activists.
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NRDC is a leading non-profit, non-governmental environmental organization.  Established in 1970, NRDC uses law, science and the support of 1.3 million members and online activists to protect the planet and ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things. NRDC’s staff of more than 350 lawyers, scientists and policy experts work out of offices in New York, Washington, Beijing, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco. In China, NRDC has collaborated with government agencies, research institutes, and civil society organizations for over a decade to help strengthen and expand energy efficiency, green building standards, clean energy technology development, and environmental law and governance.

The Natural Resources Defense Council’s China Program is seeking interns for its Beijing office who are energetic, environmentally conscious, intelligent, and self-confident college or graduate students with an interest in improving China’s environment. The interns will work within a specific project area and will learn how policy research and advocacy is carried out by a leading non-profit environmental organization. Interns will provide assistance in research and analysis of policies, drafting and editing of written materials, and implementation of project activities. Interns will have the opportunity to participate in internal and external meetings and discussions as appropriate.

Fall internships typically last 10 to 12 weeks and take place between September to December.  NRDC is able to provide a small stipend to cover lunch and public transportation for those interns who do not have other sources of funding.

Available Project Areas:

-          Green Buildings, Sustainable Urban Development and Smart Growth

-          Power Sector Energy Efficiency/Demand Side Management Program

-          Climate, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Policy (seeking individuals with GIS experience) 

Required Skills

Basic Qualifications:

-          College student, graduate student, or recent graduate.

-          Proficiency in Chinese and English, with strong oral and written communication skills.

-          Preferred majors include, but are not limited to: law and policy, energy and environmental studies, science and engineering, architecture, construction management, business, international relations, and communications.

To Apply:

Please apply by submitting an application through the Beijing office fall intern notice on NRDC’s online jobs webpage (www.nrdc.org/jobs).  In your application, please include a cover letter indicating the project area(s) you are interested in and attach a copy of your resume.  No phone calls or faxes please.NGO?????%aIo n;D l3].ez0F t

Application deadline: September 9, 2011 (internship offers are made on a rolling basis so we encourage applicants to apply early)

For more information, visit NRDC online at: china.nrdc.org, www.nrdc.org, switchboard.nrdc.org and greenlaw.org.cn.

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