Environmental Defense Fund

  • Economic Policy Intern

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    Posted Date 1 month ago(9/19/2018 12:49 AM)
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  • 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.


    Overall Function

    EDF's Office of the Chief Economist is seeking a qualified and motivated student for its Fall internship. The Economic Policy Intern will assist Economists in EDF's Office of the Chief Economist in developing and analyzing energy markets through research, data analysis, and assistance with writing internal reports.


    Key Responsibilities

    • Provide data analytics on a large database on residential energy use
    • Provide timely in-house economic analyses
    • Assist in writing reports on economic issues
    • Provide analytics support through internet and library research


    • Excellent command of the programming language R
    • Highly proficient in MS Word and Excel
    • Undergraduate or graduate student with economics background (economics major or related discipline preferred)
    • Interest in public policy and advocacy, particularly energy and environment
    • Exceptional organizational skills--must be detail-oriented and able to multi-task
    • Ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a fast-paced environment with changing needs and critical deadlines
    • Excellent research skills
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
    • Ability to work in a team setting as well as independently


    This position is part-time (10-20 hours per week).  The application should include a description of previous experience working in programming language R.

    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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