• IN-19014 Science for Nature Fund Intern

    Job Locations US-DC-Washington
    Posted Date 1 month ago(1 month ago)
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks an intern for The Kathryn S. Fuller Science for Nature Fund for fall 2018.


    For 50 years WWF has committed to delivering science-based conservation results while incorporating the latest research and innovations into our work. The Kathryn Fuller Science for Nature Fund advances the science of conservation with two programs: The annual Science for Nature Symposium, which convenes world leaders in science, policy, and conservation for presentations and discussions around an emerging scientific issue in conservation; and a quarterly series of Science for Nature Seminars that brings distinguished scientists from a variety of fields to Washington, DC to present cutting edge research of central importance to international conservation. The Fuller Science for Nature intern will assist the Fuller program manager with tasks related to both components, with a primary focus on the 2018 Fuller symposium on systems change. Information about the Fund can be found here: http://www.worldwildlife.org/initiatives/fuller-science-for-nature-fund.


    Internship Description:

    Internship responsibilities may include researching and communicating with symposium and seminar speakers; providing input into building program agenda and speaker selection; drafting correspondence for senior staff; developing website content and other communications materials; assisting in symposium marketing and outreach; organizing complex logistics for speakers and managing WWF staff volunteers; and assisting with other event planning and day-of activities related to the Fuller Fund. The intern will be based in WWF’s Global Science team and will work with science, communications, creative solutions, development, web team and other goal staff as needed. This internship is an excellent opportunity to interact with experts in WWF-US and around the world; to learn about WWF and its projects; and to get exposure to conservation science topics.


    Minimum Requirements:

    A successful candidate will be detail-oriented and have strong research, writing, organizational, and communication skills; and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Experience with writing for websites, publicity research and social networking is helpful. Experience with event planning and coordinating logistics is beneficial. Background in the biological, physical, or social sciences; background in conservation, and international experience preferred. A successful candidate will be motivated and engaged in the program.


    • Minimum of 20 hours per week
    • Undergraduate degree or graduate degree in progress
    • Excellent research skills
    • Attention to detail and organizational skills a must
    • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite and excellent computer skills
    • Experience in design and an aptitude for video editing is helpful
    • Well-developed writing skills for both print and online
    • Flexibility, adaptability, and a cool head under pressure
    • Ability to work longer hours week of event is required


    Washington, DC



    Unpaid. For all unpaid internships, applicants must be enrolled in school and be able to obtain academic course credit from their university.


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

    https://careers-wwfus.icims.com/jobs/search , IN-19014


    * 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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