World Wildlife Fund - US

IN-23031 Renewable Thermal Collaborative Unpaid Intern

Job Locations US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(3/15/2023 4:51 PM)
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World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a Renewable Thermal Collaborative Unpaid Intern to join the Renewable Thermal Collaborative (RTC) team.


Addressing the challenge of climate change and creating a low-carbon, climate-resilient future for people and nature is a global priority for WWF. Rapidly accelerating the deployment of clean, renewable energy is a crucial aspect of our ambitious climate and energy strategy.


The Renewable Thermal Collaborative (RTC) is the global coalition for companies, institutions, and governments committed to scaling renewable thermal energy at their facilities, dramatically cutting carbon emissions. The program works closely with corporate and institutional energy buyers, renewable thermal energy solutions providers, and other stakeholders to scale the deployment of renewable thermal energy solutions, such as green hydrogen, thermal storage, solar thermal, renewable natural gas and electrification across a wide spectrum of industrial sectors in the US and beyond.


Under the supervision of the Director, International Corporate Climate Partnerships, the intern will support WWF’s work with the RTC partnership to scale renewable thermal energy solutions.


  • Research & Communications: Conducts research, synthesizes and analyzes complex information to develop knowledge products, and prepares internal and external communications materials on key industrial sectors, international markets, renewable thermal corporate public disclosure and market instruments, just transition and broader industrial decarbonization topics as needed in support of the RTC.
  • Cross-functional Collaboration: Supports collaboration and coordination with WWF forest, food, and other program goal teams and RTC partners to scale renewable thermal energy solutions.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Current enrollment in a graduate degree program. Preference will be given to candidates in a related field, such as sustainability management, environmental economics, government policy, environmental science, environmental policy, conservation policy, or natural resources management  
  • This full-time position can be based in WWF’s Washington, DC office or can be remote. Candidates should be able to work at least 20 hours each week for at least 10 weeks. Start and end dates are negotiable.
  • Subject expertise in one or more of the following areas is preferred: renewable thermal energy solutions (such as renewable natural gas, green hydrogen, solar thermal, industrial electrification, etc.), relevant policy and markets, corporate climate and energy strategy, and industrial decarbonization.
  • Excellent research and writing skills.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills.
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with colleagues and partners is essential.
  • Ability to support initiatives with multiple and competing priorities.
  • Team player and good interpersonal skills.
  • 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.

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


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.  


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.



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


To Apply:

  • Submit cover letter and resume through our Careers Page,  Requisition #IN-23031
  • 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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