Internship, Climate and Energy Project



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. Visit us at and

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 in accordance with applicable laws. 

Project Summary 

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. 



To Apply 

To apply, please send a letter of interest and your resume (both Chinese and English) to Mr. Ming Chen at 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.