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Josephine Merck Environmental Policy Fellow
Latin American BioGems Project
International Program, Natural Resources Defense Council
The Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. (NRDC) is seeking an energetic
individual to join our BioGems team, as the second Josephine Merck
Environmental Policy Fellow, working to protect threatened natural areas
throughout the Americas.
This position in NRDC's Washington, DC office will involve helping to
create and implement dynamic campaigns to protect BioGems in Mexico,
Guatemala, Belize, Chile, Peru and Brazil. Working with the Director of
the Latin American BioGems Project, the Fellow will be responsible for a
wide range of campaign activities. These include maintaining strong
working relationships with our partner groups in Latin America; preparing
materials and documents for decision-makers, the media, and the public;
working closely with scientists and technical experts; organizing outreach
activities and missions; translating key communications and documents; and
cooperating with other NRDC BioGems staff.
Applicants should have a minimum of a bachelor's degree and preferably a
master's or law degree and at least one year of relevant experience.
Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Spanish are
essential, Portuguese is a strong plus. Prior advocacy work with
activists, communities, scientists, and/or government officials in Latin
America is highly desirable. Applicants must be able and willing to
travel. We are looking for someone who is results-oriented, able to adapt
to different situations, and passionate about making a difference to
protect the environment.
NRDC is a non-profit environmental advocacy organization with more than
500,000 members, and more than 300,000 online activists. We have offices
in New York, Washington, D.C., San Francisco and Los Angeles. Our staff
of 250 includes lawyers, scientists, policy analysts and support staff who
work to protect the environment and public health through advocacy and
education. For more information on NRDC and our BioGems Initiative, see www.nrdc.org and www.savebiogems.org.
NRDC established The Josephine Merck Fellowship to enable recent graduates
to learn a variety of applied public policy approaches. The Fellows will
gain experience in environmental policy in a substantive and hands-on way,
which will give them a strong grounding in environmental advocacy and a
basis for a career in environmental advocacy
NRDC offers excellent benefits and a pleasant working environment. We are
an equal opportunity employer and committed to workplace diversity. Women
and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply. Salary is based
upon a non-profit scale and is commensurate with experience.
This Fellowship has a term of two years, but the position may be extended
depending upon performance and funding. The position is available as of
July 1, 2003.
Applicants should submit letter of interest (stating job source), resume and writing sample to:
Josephine Merck Environmental Policy Fellowship ? BioGems
Natural Resources Defense Council
40 West 20th Street
New York, NY 10011
Or by email: hr@...
Applicants will be notified in writing. No phone calls please.