• IN-18046 WILDLABS Intern

    Job Locations US-DC-Washington
    Posted Date 4 months ago(2/6/2018 4:49 PM)
    # of Openings
    Wildlife Conservation
  • Overview

    World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks an intern to support WILDLABS.NET: the conservation technology network.


    Internship Description:


    WWF is seeking an intern to help support the WILDLABS global community. Key responsibilities include:

    • Sourcing and drafting content for the WILDLABS ‘Resources’ section, including but not limited to researching and regularly posting jobs, grants, courses and training opportunities.
    • Sourcing member-contributed case studies and ‘From the Field’ interviews from within our community, working with members to invite and develop these articles, and editing submitted pieces to a high standard, ready for online publication. Creatively using a range of content types (photography, video, text, and infographics) in the development of these articles.
    • Identifying potential in-depth case studies of projects/members that have used WILDLABS effectively to further their work, for example by crowd-sourcing advice, meeting collaborators, and accessing funding).
    • Researching, analyzing and writing compelling case studies that track the impact of WILDLABS.
    • Keeping abreast of new developments in tech creation, design and utility and determine how that could be applied in a conservation context and share via discussion posts.
    • Effectively using social media (primarily twitter, medium) to reach new audiences and engage our current members. Summarize and provide commentary on current community activity through maintaining twitter schedule and producing regular email digest.
    • Representing WILDLABS.NET to the broader conservation and tech community at in-person events, as required.



    United for Wildlife, with support from Google.org and ARM, launched WILDLABS.NET in November 2015 to enable more open sharing of information about the use of technology to fight against the illegal wildlife trade and other pressing issues facing our planet. This collaborative initiative brings together a global virtual community of conservationists, technologists, engineers, data scientists, entrepreneurs and thought leaders. Community members share problems and successes, give and receive guidance, and access the resources needed to discover or collaboratively create technology to solve big conservation challenges.

    In two years, WILDLABS has evolved into a global network of over 2,000 registered members. It currently has over 25 active online groups with 1,300 discussion threads, and 5,000 comments; and content has been accessed from over 110 countries by 40,000 users.

    Members are using WILDLABS to ask questions about developing and effectively deploying technologies like apps, drones and wildlife tracking. They are crowdsourcing information about existing projects to reduce replication of effort and collaborating to collectively purchase hardware to reduce the base costs. Members are also working together to document best practises and share the valuable lessons they’ve learnt when using technology and sharing their own how-to instructions and schematics for DIY conservation tech hardware. WILDLABS has hosted events ranging from the HWC Tech Challenge to an annual #Tech4Wildlife photo challenge and has supported initiatives such as the US State Department’s Zoohackathon and organized myriad networking events to break down silos and bring great minds together.


    Minimum Requirements:


    Required skills and abilities include:

    • Interest in virtual communities and advancing conservation technology.
    • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required.
    • A minimum of four years relevant experience, preferably with science communication or journalism.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Strong writing skills are a necessity. Capacity to developing engaging visual content is highly desirable.  
    • Excellent organizational and analytical skills.
    • Initiative, ability to prioritize and complete work on time.
    • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), familiarity with Drupal, Github, and standard social media platforms (twitter).  


    Washington, DC





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

    https://careers-wwfus.icims.com/jobs/search , IN-18046


    * 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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