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BR-05 Climate Policy Intern

World Wildlife Fund
Washington, DC 20001
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BR-05 Climate Policy Intern

Type: Short Term (Fixed Term)
# of Openings: 1
WWF Washington, DC


For 60 years, WWF has worked to help people and nature thrive. As one of the worlds 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.

Internships at WWF

WWFs internship program vision is to recruit professionals early in their careers who bring fresh thinking and innovation to the environmental and conservation sector and are well positioned to develop into the next generation of leaders. Our mission is to increase exposure of students from underrepresented populations to conservation and environmental careers, provide professional development opportunities, reduce the barriers to attracting a diverse pool of internship candidates, and develop a pipeline for future WWF hires from underrepresented populations.

Position Overview

World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the worlds leading conservation organizations, seeks a curious, enthusiastic intern to contribute to our work on the most pressing climate policy issues on the global and U.S. government radar. The intern will help us to plan key events around big international moments and be part of meetings to define climate priorities across all of the work WWF does and excels in.


Internship Description

The climate policy intern will work with the U.S. Climate Policy Action team to help prepare and execute a U.S. climate policy strategy, help us evaluate and think through our approach to the American Jobs Plan, how to flesh out recent U.S. climate commitments on nature, energy, transport, and other key topics. Finally, the intern can help us to define and explore new lines of work in climate and environmental justice.

Skills and Abilities

  • Proactive problem-solving and good communication skills (written and verbal);
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a willingness and ability to work in a team environment and independently;
  • Writing, editing, and proofreading skills. Attention to detail is a must;
  • Comfortable using Microsoft tools like Word, Outlook, and Excel;
  • Demonstrates a history of leadership, initiative and accountability for work.

Learning Outcomes

This internship will provide an opportunity for the intern to grow and learn through the organization of a multi-faceted online event, in the conservation space, alongside grassroots activists.


  • Pursuing either an Associates or Bachelors Degree program in Environmental Studies, Government Policy, or Business
  • Excellent research skills
  • Organized and self-motivated
  • Identifies and aligns with the core values of the WWF organization: Courage, Integrity, Respect & Collaboration


US Remote 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.


Paid - $15 per hour (35 hours per week)

One time stipend net $100

How to apply: Please submit a resume & cover letter through our Careers Page, Requisition #BR-05 no later than May 17th, 2021, 11:59 PM EST.

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

* Please note that intern must have U.S. work authorization that does not require sponsorship of a visa.

As an EOE/AA employer, WWF will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicants race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or protected Veteran status.


Posted: 2021-05-12 Expires: 2021-06-13

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