IN-22006 Media & External Affairs Intern

Job Locations US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 1 month ago(10/27/2021 3:22 PM)
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World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a Media & External Affairs Intern.


WWF Overview

For 60 years, WWF has worked to help people and nature thrive. As one of the world’s leading conservation organization, WWF works in more than 100 countries, connecting cutting-edge conservation science with the collective power of our partners in the field – more than one million supporters in the United States and five million globally, as well as partnerships with communities, companies, and governments.


Our vision for diversity, equity and inclusion at WWF is an organization as diverse as the world we protect; where the richness of all our unique views, experiences, and backgrounds combines to create the most sustainable and inclusive conservation outcomes possible — bringing the greatest benefit to the planet and every person who lives on it.


Across the many cultures and individuals that represent WWF, we are unified by one mission, one brand, and one common set of values: Courage, Respect, Integrity and Collaboration.


Position Summary

WWF seeks a Media & External Affairs (MXA) intern to help support the team’s overall functions and provide media relations and communications support, particularly around the organization’s work with private sector partners. The MXA team designs and executes media relations and influencer engagement strategies to support our conservation mission. The team engages in and influences the public discourse to: advance priority conservation and advocacy goals; enhance WWF’s relevance with key partners; increase understanding and support for conservation and sustainability broadly; and help expand the thought leadership of WWF staff.


Media Relations

  • Supports core media relations administrative and operational duties for the team, including monitoring and reporting when WWF appears in the news and compiling media reports for specific campaigns, developing and maintaining current journalist outreach lists, and other specific media relations tasks as assigned.
  • Identifies new outlets and opportunities for earned media placement.
  • Assists with developing press materials, including statements, talking points, and media advisories.


  • Conducts research for new external event opportunities for WWF spokespersons; updates current WWF’s events list and tracker for the team; supports the team as-needed related to events management.

Owned Content & Social Media

  • Supports additional written content for WWF’s private sector engagement external communications work, including blogs for WWF’s Sustainability Works platform.
  • Develops and reviews dynamic content for social media, specifically helping support WWF’s Sustainability Works Twitter handle and LinkedIn channel (social graphics, animations, infographics, text-only witty content, etc.).
  • Monitors social media influencers and identifies opportunities for engagement.
  • Tracks traditional and social media metrics to evaluate effectiveness. 


  • Collaborates with managers to implement communications plans as appropriate.
  • Additional duties as assigned.



  • A Bachelor’s degree or anticipated Bachelor's degree in communications is preferred.
  • Media relations and/or communications experience a plus.
  • Ability to work full time or no less than 4 days per week for the duration of the internship.

Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong writing skills are required.
  • Strong research skills are required.
  • Strong organizational/analytical skills.
  • Highly motivated, self-starter who knows how to take projects and run with them.
  • Able to prioritize deadlines, work on multiple projects, and manage relationships across the organization.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required. Experience or willingness to learn Mailchimp and Airtable.
  • Working knowledge of Photoshop, InDesign and other content editing software a plus.
  • Proficiency and demonstrated understanding/expertise in social media content development (Twitter).
  • Knowledge of the ever-changing media landscape a plus.
  • Interest in corporate sustainability and comfortable working with external partners.
  • Identifies and aligns with WWF’s core values: Courage, Integrity, Respect, and Collaboration.


US Remote. All candidates are required to be available to work Eastern Standard time. WWF employs interns in all states with the exception of: Alabama, Arkansas, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Wisconsin, Wyoming.


Compensation: Paid. $15.20 - $20 per hour (35 hours per week)


*Please note, this internship concludes June 30, 2022. An intern must have U.S. work authorization that does not require sponsorship of a visa.


To Apply:

  • Submit cover letter and resume through our Careers Page,  Requisition #IN-22006
  • Due to the high volume of applications we are not able to respond to inquiries via phone
  • Finalists will be asked to provide a writing sample or participate in a writing test.

  • If selected for the role, you will need to provide 2 letters of recommendation as part of the WWF application process.


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. WWF values diversity and inclusion and welcomes diverse candidates to apply.


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