IN-18040 Internal Communications Intern

2 weeks ago(1/8/2018 1:37 PM)
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World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks a Internal Communications intern for the spring 2018 semester.


Internship Description:

Major Function: Write and edit content for WWF internal communications channels, including the weekly staff enewsletter,  emails, blog, and intranet. Research select topics and conduct in-person or telephone interviews with staff. Help produce large meetings, special events, and other staff engagement opportunities.

Background: WWF is one of the largest environmental nonprofit organizations in the world, and our US team is comprised of 600 staff members. The Internal Communications team collaborates with all other teams across the organization to convey vital information, and advises teams on how to properly brand materials and write communications plans.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Writing and/or editing content for enewsletters, emails, blog and intranet
  • Interviewing staff and writing stories about them
  • Collaborating with managers to develop and implement communications plans
  • Conducting photo research
  • Assisting with the production of meetings, such as the monthly all-staff meeting, lunchtime learning presentations, and the monthly communicators meeting
  • Help produce and site manage staff engagement events; duties could include collecting RSVPs, meeting vendors, writing runs of show, setting up events and monitoring food/beverage orders
  • Assist staff photographer with arranging and managing photo shoots
  • Administrative tasks, as assigned

You can expect:

  • A relaxed, flexible and professional work environment
  • Frequent access to some of the top communications professionals in the industry
  • Active participation in most of the work of the team
  • Opportunities to attend learning sessions on a variety of conservation and environmental topics
  • Part-time hours, scheduled flexibly according to your availability


Minimum Requirements: Pursuing a graduate degree in the field of Communications is preferred. Highly qualified undergraduates in their senior or junior year will be considered. Internship available to students seeking academic credit ONLY

  • Exceptional writing, editing and proofreading skills, including a commitment to good grammar and fact checking, and the ability to adapt to brand guidelines and style guides
  • Experience writing in a journalistic style
  • Comfortable conducting in-person and telephone interviews
  • Natural curiosity and an interest in conservation
  • Experience with or an interest in learning email design and deployment
  • Willingness to do what it takes to produce an event, even if there are less-than-exciting tasks involved.
  • Solid experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook; familiarity with Microsoft SharePoint and Adobe Photoshop a plus.
  • A commitment to the mission, goals and values of WWF
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written)
  • 15 - 20 hours per week during the school semester, with the possibility to extend into the summer at more hours.


Washington, DC





How to apply: Please submit a resume & cover letter through our Careers page. , IN-18040


* Please note that WWF does not provide VISA sponsorship to interns


As an EOE/AA employer, WWF will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or protected Veteran status.



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