Environmental Defense Fund

About Environmental Defense Fund

Environmental Defense Fund’s mission is to preserve the natural systems on which all life depends.

Guided by science and economics, we find practical and lasting solutions to the most serious environmental problems.

What distinguishes Environmental Defense Fund is the combination of what we protect and how we protect it.

We work to solve the most critical environmental problems facing the planet. This has drawn us to areas that span the biosphere: climate, oceans, ecosystems and health. Since these topics are intertwined, our solutions take a multidisciplinary approach. We work in concert with other organizations — as well as with business, government and communities — and avoid duplicating work already being done effectively by others.



June 2019 - August 2019 New York City, NY
“I like the work environment at the organization, and also how I could learn an environmental NGO works.”

Microfinance and Fisheries Innovation Intern

June 2019 - August 2019 San Francisco, CA
“My experience at EDF was exceptional. The accredited intern program provided the opportunity to meet and learn from leaders in the conservation effort, and provided the tools and skill set to contextualize and analyze core issues which EDF strives to overcome. Every person I interacted with at the organization was engaging, helpful and passionate. I would love to work for this mission oriented organization in the future. ”
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