• Private Sector Engagement Intern- IN-19040

    Job Locations US-DC-Washington
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2/6/2019 3:19 PM)
    # of Openings
    Private Sector
  • Overview

    World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks a Private Sector Engagement Intern.


    Internship Description: 

    Assists the Private Sector Engagement (PSE) team in the development of opportunities to advance WWF’s conservation mission while working with companies in the travel and tourism industry to combat the illegal wildlife trade.

    Key Responsibilities

    Supports PSE team through research, coordination, communications, and administrative tasks that contribute to the successful management of existing corporate partnerships and the cultivation of new relationships in the travel and tourism industry. The role will include collaborating with multiple WWF teams, including but not limited to the Travel and Wildlife teams.

    • Supports the development and implementation of transformational business practice
      engagements, focused on travel and tourism.
    • Coordinates and attends calls and meetings with WWF staff, stakeholders and corporate
      partners, summarizing key points and action items in collaboration with Supervisor(s).
    • Participates in the development of key materials including briefing documents, PowerPoints,
      talking points, partnership activity summaries and more, related to the development and retention
      of new and existing corporate partners.
    • Assists with research, data entry and tracking progress in support of the advancement of
      initiatives with corporate partners.
    • Updates the PSE team on industry best practices and current relevant partnerships in the
    • Provides additional strategic support for WWF to advance partnerships, as needed.


    Minimum Requirements:

    This work falls at the intersection of business, communications, conservation and sustainability, therefore
    experience in the above listed or a related field is required.

    • Graduate student
    • Interest in sustainability, tourism and/or wildlife conservation
    • Knowledge of the travel and tourism industry
    • Excellent writing and research skills
    • Sees the value in working with others and contributing toward larger goals and projects
    • Attention to detail
    • Organized and self-motivated
    • Minimum of 7 hours per week


    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.



    * 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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