Internship, China Oil Cap


NRDC Introduction 

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. NRDC works in countries and regions including the United States, China, India, Canada, Mexico, Chile, Costa Rica, and the European Union. 

For two decades, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) has been a thought leader and trusted adviser to our partners in China. With a highly effective team of more than 40 based in our Beijing office, we have worked hard at both the national and local levels to recommend, develop, and help implement innovative laws, policies, technologies, and market tools that curb pollution and accelerate China’s transition to a clean, low-carbon economy. 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. 

Project Summary 

China Oil Consumption Cap Plan and Policy Research Project (aka "China Oil Cap Project") was launched in January 2018, with NRDC as one of the coordinating organizations. The project combines resources from key stakeholders - including government think tanks, academic institutions, and industry associations - to help China peak and reduce its oil consumption and to support China’s oil industry to be safer, greener, and more efficient. The project aims to ultimately help China leap over the Oil Age into a clean energy future, helping to conserve resources and protect public health, the environment, and the climate. 

Position Responsibilities

1. Assist with relevant policy research.

2. Support with developing materials to communicate project research results.

3. Assist with some translation, event organization and administrative work. 

What we offer 

The post-holder will be deeply involved in the project management and therefore have opportunities to:

1. Work directly with leading national research institutions and experts supporting the research in energy, climate change and environment. 

2. Be involved in the collaboration with international community in these areas. 

3. Work directly with mainstream media to develop communication package. 

4. Attend high-level workshops and conversations with energy and environmental policy-makers.

5. We offer commuting and meal allowance. 


1. Bachelor degree or above.

2. Preferred majors include but not limited to energy, environment science, public policy, economics and business. 

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

4. Willingness and ability to conduct independent tasks or research, and being open-minded and result-oriented. 

5. Availability to start from December 2019 and work at least 3 days a week for at least 4 months. 

To Apply 

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