NRDC helps train the next generation of environmental advocates. NRDC hires students who possess the intelligence, skill, self-confidence, and maturity to take on enormous responsibility.
Our interns play an active role on the frontlines of the environmental movement. Over the course of an internship, NRDC interns work with lawyers, scientists, or policy analysts in different program areas and amass experience that they could not have obtained anywhere else.
NRDC's summer legal internships are available to students enrolled in law school. Interns write briefs, draft complaints, prepare legal analyses, obtain affidavits, investigate corporate and government malfeasance, and draft white papers and comments for submission to Congressional committees and administrative agencies.
The deadline for first year law students is January 15th and the deadline for second year law students is November 15th.
NRDC also offers non-legal internships within our program areas as well as in Administration, Communications and Development.
The deadlines for these internships vary, so please review specific internship opportunities online for details.
All NRDC internships are listed on our Search Job Openings page. Click here to see which internships are currently available.
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"I like working at NRDC because it allows me to focus on the problems that move me the most, to function with a high level of autonomy and control, and to have the support of the environmental organization generally recognized as the most effective in the country. And it is difficult to imagine finding a better group of colleagues anywhere."
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