Environmental Defense Fund

  • China Program Intern

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    Posted Date 3 months ago(7/31/2018 2:36 PM)
    Job ID
    2319
  • Overview

    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.

    Responsibilities

    Overall Function

    The intern will join EDF Global Strategy team in New York and assist managers and other EDF staff that are involved in EDF China's operation and projects. The intern's primary responsibilities include - creating periodic news updates related to specific projects, translating documents and news articles from English to Chinese (or vice versa), executing ad-hoc projects as assigned by the team members. The intern will learn about EDF's international operation and projects in China and develop practical skills to work in a bilingual and cross timezone environment.

     

     

    Key Responsibilities

    Tasks will include but are not limited to:

     

    • Translate contents from English to Chinese (or vice versa) for different projects, including but not limited to subjects related to Emissions Trading Systems (ETSs), green supply chain, energy policies, and Chinese environmental and economic policies and initiatives.
    • Create periodic news update on China's national carbon market policies as well as other energy and environment-related development.
    • Help execute ad-hoc research projects related to China's environmental development and international climate policies.
    • Help gather data and information from both English and Chinese publications as required.
    • Provide administrative support to team members as required such as note-taking, event preparation, etc.

     

    Qualifications

    • Proficient in English and Mandarin Chinese (Simplified Characters prefered);
    • Well organized, motivated, and detail-oriented;
    • Ability to translate academic contents between English and Chinese;
    • Completed coursework in environmental studies, economics, social sciences, or international policies preferred;
    • Strong interest in learning about US-China environmental development;
    • General knowledge about China's environmental issues, climate change policies, and proposed instruments for environmental management (e.g. ETS, green supply chain, etc.);
    • Strong work ethics and willingness to learn by doing;

     

    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.

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