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World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks a Global Environment Facility (GEF) team paid Intern for its WWF GEF Team at our Washington, DC office for late Summer 2019, early Fall 2019, to last approximately 5 months.
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. was accredited by the GEF as a GEF Agency in 2013. The WWF GEF Agency builds on a global network of WWF offices, and over the past 5 years has worked with governments, CSOs, and local communities to develop a portfolio of over 20 GEF projects. Learn more about WWF: https://www.worldwildlife.org/ and WWF GEF: http://wwfgef.org/gef/.
With a growing portfolio in both size and complexity, the WWF GEF Team is looking for an intern to provide project support to Program Officers, Senior Program Officers and the department Director. Approximately 40% of the job will entail administrative support, technical document review, etc. 60% of this position will provide direct project support to the team.
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks a rising undergraduate junior or senior in an accredited graphic design program to work as a Graphic Design Intern in our DC headquarters.
Research Internship - Deforestation and forest degradation: revisiting drivers, trends and responses
Deforestation and forest degradation continue to be critical topics in the global environmental, biodiversity conservation and climate change agendas. Despite increasing commitments from governments and non-state actors, and several innovative initiatives implemented on the ground, forests continue to be degraded and lost at an alarming rate, mainly in the tropics. In the last few years, we have seen contradictory trends of aslowdown in deforestation rates in some fronts but an increase in others, with some leakage effects. While overall there is good understanding about what are the different drivers prompting deforestation and forest degradation, less is known on what are the factors that may explain why intensities of deforestation change over time and differ across places.
Understanding the factors explaining the different trends (e.g. slowdown, stabilization, expansion) of deforestation is critical to inform debates on the effectiveness of current solutions, particularly those associated with policy regime changes, and corporate efforts to delink deforestation from their supply chains, often with the support of conservation NGOs. Furthermore, there is a need to place greater emphasis on forest degradation, and its interactions with deforestation, to assess whether deforestation is an unavoidable consequence of forest degradation, or whether deforestation-free initiatives are simultaneously contributing to improved forest quality – this in the context of wider debates on climate change mitigation, and strategies for protecting forest ecosystem services.
This internship will support WWF’s ongoing efforts to analyze drivers, trends and responses across deforestation fronts. The candidate will be working with the WWF Forest Practice and Global Science teams in Washington, DC to collect, review and synthesize the literature on drivers and responses related to deforestation and forest degradation in select geographies around the tropics.
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks an intern to support its work in Sustainable Finance. WWF has identified Finance as a key programmatic focus because the global finance system enables all types of economic activity, and this activity can have a significant impact on our planet. We are interested in how money flows, and how to influence it for environmental benefit.
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks a U.S. Government Relations Fall 2019 Intern. The U.S. Government Relations 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 USGR 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, or writing of brief materials about U.S. government agencies. Outreach may entail covering congressional hearings and markups, and preparing and attending congressional, administration, and/or 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.
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks a Donor Relations Intern.
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks a graduate-level communications intern to join the International Climate Cooperation Program (ICCP) within WWF-US’ Climate Goal Team team this summer.
Under the supervision of the Senior Program Officer, US and International Climate Cooperation, the communications intern will largely support the programmatic communication needs for the initiative on Alliances for Climate Action (ACA). The communications intern will work closely with the ICCP team to refine and implement the 2019 communications plan for the initiative.
The communications intern will help draft content for the Alliances for Climate Action website and facilitate content-based upgrades to the current site alliancesforclimateaction.com. The position will also help draft communication products for key international and domestic events including the G20, the United Nations Secretary General Summit, The Climate Week, COP25 and others. The position also performs desk research on specific climate-related topics, support the coordination with ACA partners, WWF country offices and other managers as needed.
The Alliances for Climate Action is a global network of domestic multi-sector coalitions committed to supporting the delivery and enhancement of their countries’ climate goals. ACA connects cities, states, the private sector, investors, universities and civil society at the domestic level so that they can work with each other and with their national governments to drive climate action.
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks a Global Science Research Intern.