Program Assistant, Clean Power Project


The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is seeking a full-time Program Assistant for our Clean Power team to be based in NRDC’s Beijing office. 

NRDC is an international nonprofit environmental organization founded in 1970 in New York State. Its mission is to safeguard the earth—its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends. With support from more than 3 million members and online supporters and a staff of about 600 scientists, lawyers and policy experts, NRDC works to promote clean energy development, ecological and environmental protection, and sustainable cities and communities in the United States and internationally, including China. 

NRDC has worked in China for more than two decades. We have been supporting China’s efforts in energy efficiency, renewable energy development, climate mitigation, sustainable urbanization, and strengthening environmental law and governance. We are proud to have effectively collaborated with many Chinese academic, governmental, and non-governmental partners to help accelerate China’s green and low-carbon development. 

Position Summary

The Clean Power Project (CPP) works to drive deep carbon reduction in China’s power sector through policy advocacy and implementation support, focusing in particular on promoting demand side resources, end-use energy efficiency and renewable energy integration. The Program Assistant will provide administrative and research support for the CPP, and work collaboratively with other NRDC teams to help meet overall China program goals. 



NRDC is committed to workplace diversity and inclusion. We are equal opportunity employers and do not discriminate in hiring or employment. We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a pleasant working environment. Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and commensurate with experience. 

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