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Q: How do I apply for a job at NRDC?

A: Please apply online. There, you can browse all our job openings and follow the instructions provided for applying.

Q: I submitted my résumé and haven't heard anything. Am I still being considered?

A: All applicants who apply online will receive an acknowledgement letter via email.

We receive a large number of résumés from people who are interested in working with NRDC. We are grateful for the volume, but unfortunately, we are not able to meet with every applicant.

If you are not called in for an interview, we may still be in the process of reviewing applicantions, or it's possible that we are interviewing with other candidates. Please note that we keep and review all our résumés for up to a year. We encourage you to keep an eye on our job opportunities and apply for new positions as they become available.

Q: What is involved in the application process? How long does it take?

A: The process, from reviewing résumés to interviewing to hiring, usually takes one to two months. It may take longer in some cases. Typically there are two rounds of interviewing: the first with a recruiter and the second with managers. With certain positions, there may also be a third interview with the Executive Director.

Q: My circumstances have changed since applying. Should I check in?

A: If you originally applied via our online job board system, you can make changes to or withdraw your application from any or all positions online by logging in to your candidate profile. Please log into your profile, where you can add to, edit, or withdraw your application.

Q: I wasn't called in for an interview this time. What can I do to be considered for future positions?

A: We keep and review all our résumés for up to a year. We encourage you to keep an eye on our job opportunities and apply for new positions as they become available.

Q: I am interested in being an intern at NRDC.

A: NRDC offers summer internships for graduate and undergraduate students only. We have legal internships for law students, and nonlegal internships covering science, communications, and other areas. Click here for more information.

Q: I am interested in volunteering at NRDC.

A: There are only a few volunteer positions available at NRDC, and most are at the Environmental Action Center in our Santa Monica office. When these positions become available, they will be posted on our job board.

Q: Is NRDC an equal opportunity employer?

A: NRDC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or sexual orientation.

Q: What kind of benefits does NRDC provide?

A: Click here to read a summary of our employee benefits.

Q: I was wondering if it would be too late for me to submit an application if the deadline has just passed.

A: It is never too late to apply. Even if you have missed the deadline, it is possible that we may consider you for another position. We keep résumés on file for up to a year.

Q: How do I submit additional attachments required in a job description, such as writing samples or references?

A: If the job you wish to apply for requests additional information, such as writing samples, upload these materials by clicking on Add Documents in the Member Profile menu that will appear after you create your profile. For more information, click here.

Q: Where can I get help applying online?

A: Please click on the Need Help? link at the top and bottom of the online job application form.

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