Marketing and Communications Intern

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+Business works at the intersection of the environment and business to find optimal solutions where business and nature thrive. By working with business, we support the EDF mission by finding pragmatic, market-based solutions to environmental issues. Our work drives EDF’s aggressive goals for oceansclimatehealth and ecosystems by leveraging  powerful business to model the way for sustainability and smart policy. Our partnerships drive sustainability leadership at top corporations and with investors, creating ripple effects across entire industries.


Reports to

Amy Morse and Karley Kranich


Overall Function

The intern will work with the EDF+Business marketing and communications team to research conferences and identify media opportunities for EDF’s experts. The intern will learn how to use media tracking technologies and work with the team to optimize enagement on social media and elevate awareness of EDF’s work.


Key Responsibilities

Tasks will include but are not limited to:

  • Research of global conferences.
  • Work with marketing and communications experts to develop strategies.
  • Investigate media opportunities.
  • Monitor relevant stories for EDF+Business workstreams.
  • Synthesize complex information into social media stories.
  • Provide support to marketing and communications team members.



  • Demonstrated interest in marketing and communications.
  • Coursework in marketing and communications.
  • Highly proficient in English and social media.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Must be well organized, motivated, and detail-oriented.
  • Ability to work in a team setting and have the ability to work independently when projects are due.
  • Demonstrate initiative and problem solving skills.



Washington, D.C.



10 weeks during the winter/spring


21 hours/week preferred. Note: hours are flexible, but priority will be given to candidates who can dedicate a significant amount of time to the internship opportunity. Please indicate in your cover letter approximately how many hours/week you may be available for the internship.


Application Materials

Interested applicants should attach their cover letter and resume to the EDF application.


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 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.

Hiring Range

We offer a strong total rewards package encompassing competitive salary, robust benefits, and professional development opportunities consistent with a modern global organization.