EDF Climate Corps Research and Writing Intern

Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)
Boston, MA, United States
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
NGO/Civil Society
Experience Level: 
Not Specified


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EDF Climate Corps Overview

EDF Climate Corps (www.edfclimatecorps.org) is a network of professionals united to advance climate solutions. This network is grounded in an innovative summer fellowship program which embeds trained graduate students in companies, cities and universities to accelerate and advance energy and climate goals.  Since the program’s launch in 2008, EDF Climate Corps fellows have uncovered over $1.6 billion dollars in energy savings for participating organizations. With a network of over 1,700 professionals, EDF Climate Corps seeks to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon energy system by inspiring and empowering leaders.

Overall Function

The Resources Intern, EDF Climate Corps, will play a pivotal role in researching updates for the EDF Climate Corps Handbook and collecting resources for the fellow resource library. The EDF Climate Corps Handbook is a critical resource for the EDF Climate Corps fellows and host organizations and the current Handbook (Eighth Edition) is in need of updating. This could include: new and/or updated references, charts and statistics, and new and/or updated content. The intern will also research new resources for the fellowship program’s main project types: energy efficiency, renewable energy, electric vehicles, supply chain sustainability, and GHG accounting/goal setting. The intern will then upload the new resources to the online fellow resource library in an organized fashion and assist with editing of the Handbook.

Key Responsibilities

·         Researching, fact checking, and stats gathering for subjects included in the fellow handbook;

·         Synthesizing research and recommendations to be included in future editions of the handbook;

·         Identifying new resources to support fellows over the summer such as white papers, reports, websites and tools;

·         Ensuring that new resources are organized and accessible to fellows on the fellow resource library.


·         Demonstrated interest in energy topics including energy efficiency, renewable energy, GHG accounting and goal setting, electric vehicles, and supplier engagement;

·         Coursework in sustainability or other relevant topic;

·         Strong research and analytical skills, including internet-based research, to support highly visible work;

·         Strong organization skills and attention to detail;

·         Ability to synthesize complex information for a broad audience;

·         Strong written communication skills;

·         Ability to work independently and meet deadlines.


Boston, MA


10 weeks during the summer


This internship would involve either compensation for hourly work paid at a rate competitive with leading non-profits or academic credit. Students are encouraged to seek academic credit or funding through their college/university and EDF will ensure that any and all paperwork needed to secure academic credit is completed.


Full-time, 35 hours per week.

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.