Internship, Wildlife Project


The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is an international nonprofit environmental organization with more than three 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. NRDC works in countries including the United States, China, India, Canada, Mexico, Chile, Costa Rica, and EU. Visit us at and NRDC advocates in an international context for heightened wildlife conservation policies and enforcements, actively participates in negotiations on international wildlife regulations, and promotes domestic legislations in various nations in order to better protect wildlife and its habitats. NRDC works with government agencies, research institutes and conservation organizations in China for the improved wildlife conservation policies and enforcement to support the implementation of China’s wildlife conservation goals. 

Position summary

NRDC’s China Wildlife Project is seeking an intern based in Beijing office. This intern will be supervised by the project leader and is expected to provide research and administrative support for the project, including but not limited to: 

  1. Conduct literature reviews on international and national wildlife-related laws and policies;

  2. Translate documents from English to Chinese and from Chinese to English, as needed; 

  3. Prepare reports and presentations; 

  4. Prepare and attend project meetings; 

  5. Other tasks assigned by the project leader. 

NRDC is not able to provide financial compensation for the internship. 

Internship Duration

Internships typically last 3 to 6 months, with possible extension. 


  1. Graduate student, college student, or recent graduate.

  2. Proficiency in Chinese and English, with strong oral and written communication skills. 

  3. Willingness and ability to conduct independent research in wildlife trade, wildlife protection, biodiversity and sustainable development policies and issues. 

  4. Excellent computer knowledge (skills in Excel, PPT or graphic design software will be an asset); 

  5. Preferred majors include but are not limited to environmental laws, conservation and economics. 

  6. Availability to come to office 2-3 days a week. 

To Apply

Please apply by sending a cover letter and resume to Internship offers are made on a rolling basis, so please indicate your availability in the cover letter.