With world attention on both the environment and the economy, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is where policymakers and business leaders turn for win-win solutions. By focusing on strong science, uncommon partnerships and market-based approaches, we tackle urgent threats with practical solutions. We are one of the world’s largest environmental organizations, with more than two million members and a staff of approximately 630 scientists, economists, policy experts, and other professionals around the world. We operate in 22 geographies with unique projects running across four programs. You will be part of a vibrant workplace that welcomes diverse perspectives, talents and contributions, where innovation and results are a way of life.
The Florida Diverse Engagement & Partnerships project is a collaborative and intersectional effort involving Moms Clean Air Force (Moms), Defend Our Future (Defend), EDF National Field Operations (Field), and EDF Latino Engagement & Partnerships, along with external partners such as Mi Familia Vota (MFV). The objective of this project is to build out an educational advocacy campaign with diverse communities by integrating current on-the-ground resources. This campaign will help mobilize communities around environmental and public health protections, along with community-identified issues, and foster conversations with lawmakers at every level of government to build support for diverse voices.
This is an exciting opportunity to lead strategic outreach in a battleground state that is experiencing climate change and is a top destination to thousands of Americans seeking refugee from Hurricane Maria. The Fellow will have the support of Moms and Defend - two special projects of the EDF, that combined have more than 1 million members currently organizing to combat air pollution and the changing climate crisis. In addition, the Fellow will conduct new research to better understand how EDF and partners can reach out to diverse constituencies that environmental organizations have been slow to reach engage.
Tasks will include but are not limited to:
Washington, DC (EDF's offices)
1 year Fellowship
Full-time (35 hours/week)
Interested applicants should attach their cover letter and resume to the EDF application, together with two writing samples.
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.