The Atkinson Center and Environmental Defense Fund Internship Program

Seeking graduate students and qualified undergrads for Summer 2016

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This is an exciting opportunity for young scholars to contribute to finding solutions to today’s urgent environmental challenges, while working with leadership at one of the nation’s top results-oriented nonprofit organizations. EDF advocates using sound science, economics, and law to find environmental solutions that work.

These paid fellowships/internships will begin in summer 2016 for approximately 10 weeks in EDF offices in Boston; San Francisco; Washington, DC; and New York City. Graduate students and qualified undergraduates are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: April 21
Decisions: Late April

Please review the full description of the individual internship by following the links below.

  • Submit applications by email to Paula Euvrard, pge3@cornell.edu.
  • Attach your application as a single PDF file.
  • Application must include a cover letter addressed to the EDF contact with a brief explanation of your qualifications and interest, followed by your CV or resume.
  • Optional: you may include a brief writing sample.
  • You must attach a separate PDF file for each internship, if applying for more than one.

The Atkinson Center will review the applications and forward top candidates to Environmental Defense Fund.

Atkinson-EDF Summer Interns
1. Bridging the Attitude-Participation Gap in Environmental Engagement
Location: New York, NY
Supervisor: Rainer Romero, Senior Scientist – Office of the Chief Scientist

2. Economics of Groundwater Management
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Supervisor: Matthew Zaragoza-Watkins, High Meadows Senior Economist – Office of Economic and Policy Analysis

3. Effects of Dairy Cow Health on Production, Economics, and Environmental Sustainability
Location: San Francisco, CA
Supervisor: Claudia Arndt, Postdoctoral Fellow – Office of the Chief Scientist

4. Measuring Impact – Fisheries Solutions Center
Location: San Francisco, Boston, or Raleigh
Supervisor: Kent Strauss, Manager, Diagnostics and Design, Fisheries Solutions Center – Oceans Program

5. Research and Writing for EDF Climate Corps Handbook, 7th Edition
Location: Boston, MA
Supervisor: Ellen Shenette, Analyst – EDF Climate Corps

6. Understanding the Psychological and Social Drivers of Illegal Fishing in the Upper Gulf of California
Location: San Francisco, CA
Supervisors: Rod Fujita, Director of Research and Development – Oceans Program; Rainer Romero, Senior Scientist – Office of the Chief Scientist

Iscol-EDF Summer Interns
7. The Environmental Footprint of Dairy Cattle
Location: San Francisco, CA
Supervisor: Claudia Arndt, Postdoctoral Fellow – Office of the Chief Scientist

8. Building a Carbon Pricing Resource Center – Global Climate Summer Intern
Location: New York, NY
Supervisor: Ruben Lubowski, Chief Natural Resource Economist – Global Climate

9. Clean Energy, Grid Modernization
Location: New York, NY
Supervisor: Mina Berkow, Senior Policy Analyst, Clean Energy – US Climate & Energy Program

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