World Wildlife Fund - US

IN-22050 - Policy and Government Affairs Fall Intern

Job Locations US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 2 months ago(6/27/2022 1:38 PM)
# of Openings
1
Category
Policy & Government Affairs

Overview

World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks a Policy and Government Affairs Fall 2022 Intern.

 

Major Function

The Policy and Government Affairs department of the World Wildlife Fund is seeking part-time to full-time interns for policy research, analysis, and outreach. Given the diversity of issues that the Policy staff covers, research, and analysis may entail working with legislation, regulations, and potentially court cases. By contrast research, analysis, and support may include assessment of government agencies’ roles, policies, and positions on issues relating to WWF’s mission and writing of brief materials about U.S. government agencies. Outreach may entail covering congressional hearings and markups, and preparing and attending congressional, administration, and NGO coalition briefings. Subject matter will cover many of the issues in which WWF is involved, including biodiversity conservation (e.g., endangered species and habitat protection), natural resource management (e.g., fisheries, forestry, and agriculture), environment and security, climate change, and energy.

Responsibilities

  • Research, writing & analysis on various topics which may include food and water security, foreign assistance, marine and fisheries issues, species and climate change, plastic pollution, and USAID specific topics
  • Legislative tracking and research
  • Attend Congressional hearings and briefings, and NGO coalition meetings
  • Outreach to Capitol Hill and the Administration on legislation and rulemaking

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate student
  • Interest in conservation and international development issues with a concentration in International Relations, Public Policy, American Government, or Political Science
  • Interest and willingness to learn about Capitol Hill, the Administration (specifically USAID, U.S. State Department, and Millennium Challenge Corporation) and other non-governmental organizations
  • US Government internship experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, collaboratively and independently
  • Strong interpersonal skills crucial for developing working relationships, internally and externally
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Identifies and aligns with the core values of the WWF organization: Courage, Integrity, Respect & Collaboration
    • Demonstrates courage by speaking up even when it is difficult, or unpopular.
    • Builds trust with colleagues by acting with integrity, owning mistakes, and holding oneself accountable.
    • Welcomes other points of view and ideas, recognizing and embracing different and contrary perspectives with kindness, curiosity, and encouragement.
    • Makes conscious efforts to promote cooperative practices, behaviors, and ways of working across many groups and individuals. 

Minimum Requirements:

Only enrolled students are eligible for this internship as you must be able to receive academic credit from your current academic institution. Able to work either part time or full time, depending on class schedule and availability. Please note: This internship is for Fall 2022.

 

Location:

Washington, DC

 

Compensation:

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

 

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

 

US Remote – WWF employs interns in all states with the exception of: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Wyoming.

 

WWF is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace and requires all US-based staff to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.  WWF will consider requests for accommodation from the vaccine requirement based on disability, medical contraindication, sincerely held religious belief, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.  

 

To Apply:

  • Submit cover letter and resume through our Careers Page,  Requisition #IN-22050
  • Due to the high volume of applications we are not able to respond to inquiries via phone

 

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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