Marketing & Communications Summer Intern

Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)

New York, NY, United States 🇺🇸

Environmental Defense Fund (, a leading international nonprofit organization, creates transformational solutions to the most serious environmental problems. EDF links science, economics, law and innovative private-sector partnerships. Connect with us on EDF Voices, Twitter and Facebook.

Are you interested in exploring a career at an internationally-recognized environmental organization? By joining EDF as an Intern, you too can be part of a vibrant workplace that welcomes diverse perspectives, talents and contributions, where innovation and a focus on results are a way of life. EDF’s Internship Program welcomes intellectually hungry leaders to join us, advance our work, and cultivate the skills and relationships needed for a successful career working for the environment. Alumni of our Internship Program have gone on to important leadership positions, most notably our own President, Fred Krupp. Could you be the next Fred Krupp?

EDF offers internships and fellowships for students and recent graduates in a variety of programs and departments throughout the organization. The ultimate goal of our internship and fellowship program is to provide high-quality experiences (including relevant projects and opportunities for networking) that form the foundation for any individual who is serious about pursuing an environmental career.

EDF’s Corporate Partnerships Program leverages the power of business to drive market-based environmental solutions throughout the supply chain. EDF pioneered the NGO-corporate partnership model, and over the past twenty years has worked with leading companies such as Walmart, McDonald’s, FedEx, and KKR to protect human health and the environment by reducing the lifecycle environmental impacts of products and services, and by incorporating environmental considerations into business culture and decision-making. Our projects are designed to achieve significant environmental results, generate business benefits for our corporate partners, and create new industry-wide best practices. For more information on our work, see

Reports to Marketing & Communications Manager, Corporate Partnerships

Overall Function The intern will provide marketing research and social media support.

Key Responsibilities The Marketing & Communications intern will work on marketing and communications projects that directly support EDF’s Corporate Partnership team, including tasks such as researching industries, organizations, conferences and audiences. The intern will also analyze social media data and provide general day-to-day support for our CPP Marcom team based in NY.

Qualifications We are seeking a highly organized, detail-oriented self-starter. The qualifications for this position include but are not limited to:

  • Candidate for Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in communications, marketing, or environmental science
  • Ability to oversee details of complex projects with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks from several professionals and prioritize work effectively
  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to communicate obstacles, challenges and ask clarifying questions
  • Ability to organize data, information and files in a thoughtful manner
  • Ability to work independently while managing various tasks
  • Excellent research and analysis skills
  • Experience working with databases/Excel/Google Sheets
  • Demonstrated ability to use sound judgment to identify and solve problems
  • Previous project work in Communications and Social Media a plus

Location This position will be located in EDF’s New York, NY office.

Hours 16-20 hours per week


This is an unpaid internship. Students selected for this internship will be required to secure external funding or academic credit. Please work directly with your career services department to determine what types of funding will be available to you. EDF will ensure that all necessary paperwork is completed in order to assist the selected interns with securing funding.

Application Materials Interested applicants should attach their cover letter and resume to the EDF application, together with a writing sample.

Due to the volume of employment applications and queries received, EDF is unable to respond to each application individually. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected as a candidate.

Environmental Defense Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer