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BR-20 Global Environment Facility Intern

World Wildlife Fund
Washington, DC 20001
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BR-20 Global Environment Facility 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.

Internship Job Title

Global Environment Facility Intern WWF GEF Agency

Position Summary

World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the worlds leading conservation organizations, seeks a Global Environment Facility (GEF) Summer 2021 Intern.

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 30 GEF projects that cover biodiversity, climate change mitigation and adaptation, land degradation, oceans, and freshwater resources.

The WWF GEF Agency is looking for an intern to support on a diversity of topics, including research, analysis, and communications. The intern may support on specific projects. Projects currently under development include: seaweed aquaculture in Philippines and Viet Nam, supporting the Guyana portion of the Amazon, coral reef protection, climate adaptation for vulnerable communities in rural Nepal, and sustainable agriculture for watershed health in Kenya.


  • Research, writing and analysis on various topics to support and inform project design. Topics may include an assessment of best practices for specific project strategies, conducting gender analyses, screening landscapes for climate risk, GIS mapping, and summarizing key lessons from GEF evaluations. Topics will be selected based on interns interest
  • Design and creation of PowerPoint presentations and internal/external communication products
  • Review and develop templates and reports to support WWF GEF Agency strategy; document lessons and processes to improve workflow.

Learning Outcomes

  • Experience undertaking key components of project design
  • Knowledge and application of environment and social lenses
  • Familiarity with the Global Environment Facility, a leading funder of environmental projects, and the WWF network.


  • Pursuing either an Associates or Bachelors Degree program in Natural Resources Management, International Development, Social or Environmental Sciences, Conservation Policy, or related field
  • Excellent research skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Organized and self-motivated
  • Fluency in English. Second language of Spanish or French preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, experience with multimedia design and training software is helpful
  • Experience with GIS is helpful
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • 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-20 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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