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The Atkinson Center and the Environmental Defense Fund announce a New Summer Internship Program.

This is an exciting opportunity for student scholars to contribute to solutions for critical sustainability challenges of our time 

New Student Internships

March 10, 2015

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The Atkinson Center and the Environmental Defense Fund announce a New Summer Internship Program.

This is an exciting opportunity for student scholars to contribute to solutions for critical sustainability challenges of our time and gain work experience in one of the top science-based environmental policy organizations in the nation. These fellowships/internships begin summer 2015, for 10-weeks in EDF offices in Boston, Washington, DC, San Francisco, and New York City. Graduate students and qualified undergraduates encouraged to apply (see announcement PDF).

Application Deadline: March 30
Decisions: April 20

Please review the full description of the individual internship by following the links below.  Submit applications to Paula Euvrard, pge3@cornell.edu. Application should include a CV or resume and a cover letter addressed to the EDF contact below with a brief explanation of your qualifications and interest.  

The Atkinson Center will review the applications and forward top candidates to the Environmental Defense Fund. 

  1. Analyzing the Economics of Creating Carbon Credits by Optimizing Fertilizer
    Location: San Francisco, CA
    Supervisor: Sara Kroopf, Project Manager - Agriculture Greenhouse Gas Markets
    Topics: Agriculture, economics, natural resource management
    Level: Undergraduate or graduate
  2. Belizean Fishing Cooperatives and Market Opportunities
    Location: Washington, DC
    Supervisors: Lawrence Epstein, Senior Manager - Belize; and Alexis Rife, Project Manager - Fish Forever
    Topics: Fisheries ecology, economics, natural resource management
    Level: Graduate
  3. Building a Finance Bridge for Tropical Forest Carbon
    Location: New York, NY
    Supervisor: Ruben Lubowski, Chief Natural Resource Economist
    Topics: Forestry, climate change, economics, finance
    Level: Graduate
  4. Culturally Appropriate Messaging
    Location: New York, NY
    Supervisor: Rainer Romero, Senior Behavioral Social Scientist
    Topics: Psychology, statistics, behavioral sciences
    Level: Undergraduate
  5. Evaluation of the Adapt-N Tool for Reducing Environmental Impacts while Improving Crop Yields
    Location: Washington, DC
    Supervisor: Dr. Eileen McLellan, Senior Scientist - Sustainable Sourcing Initiative Team
    Topics: Environmental science, agriculture, chemistry, statistics
    Level: Undergraduate or graduate
  6. Habitat Exchange
    Location: Washington, DC
    Supervisor: Stacy Small-Lorenz, Senior Scientist – Ecosystems
    Topics: Conservation biology, ecology, natural resource management
    Level: Undergraduate or graduate
  7. Habitat Exchanges
    Location: Washington, DC
    Supervisor: Sara Brodnax, Manager - Habitat Markets
    Topics: Economics, agriculture, natural resource management
    Level: Undergraduate or graduate
  8. Northeast Coastal Ecosystems Visioning Project
    Location: Boston, MA
    Supervisor: Sarah Smith, Manager - Northeast Coastal Ecosystems
    Topics: Coastal ecosystem science, marine science, climate change
    Level: Graduate
  9. Understanding the Extent to which the Hydraulic Fracturing Revolution Was Incorporated into the Analysis of Energy Markets in the U.S. and Internationally
    Location: New York, NY
    Supervisor: Frank Convery, Chief Economist – EDF
    Topics: Economics, statistics, energy studies
    Level: Advanced undergraduate or graduate