The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is an international nonprofit environmental organization with more than 3 million members and online supporters. Since 1970, our lawyers, scientists, and other environmental specialists have worked to protect the world's natural resources, public health, and the environment. For two decades, NRDC has been a thought leader and trusted adviser to our partners in China. With a highly effective team of more than 40 people based in our Beijing office, NRDC China Program have worked hard at both the national and local levels to recommend, develop, and help implement innovative laws, policies, technologies, and market tools that conserve natural resources, curb pollution and accelerate China's transition to a clean, low-carbon economy. According to Chinese law, NRDC's Beijing Representative Office is registered under the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau and supervised by the National Forestry and Grassland Administration of China.
China is the world's largest producer and consumer of coal. In response to climate change and air pollution, NRDC launched the China Coal Consumption Cap Project in October 2013 together with over 20 leading Chinese stakeholders, including government think tanks, research institutes, and industry associations. This collaboration developed a comprehensive roadmap and policy package to establish and implement a binding national coal consumption cap and help China peak its coal consumption earlier. Accelerating the replacement of coal with greater energy efficiency and cleaner energy sources is fundamental to helping China achieve its long-term goals for the economy, environment, and climate.
· Collect and organize coal and power related data of different industries and provinces from the national and provincial statistical yearbooks.
· Assist with relevant policy research and information collection on coal power, coal consumption, and energy transition of the national-wide and key provinces.
· Provide administrative support (e.g., on-site support for internal and external meetings) per the request of team members.
· Strong interest in climate and energy policies, low-carbon development, etc.
· Enrolled undergraduate (at least Junior)/graduate student for a degree in Energy, Environment, Climate, Public Policy and other related majors
· Able to do the internship at least 3 days a week for no less than three months
· Response to request in a timely manner
· Ability to work independently with little supervision
· Familiar with energy policies and issues and/or with statistics and policy analysis background is preferred
· Experience of participating in relevant research and projects is preferred
To apply, please send a letter of interest and your resume (both Chinese and English) to Mr. Ming Chen at firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate your availability. The subject of your application email should be entitled “Intern Applicant: your name.” Internship offers are made on a rolling basis.