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IN-21064 Conservation Leadership Research Intern

WWF Washington, DC
Washington, DC 20037
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World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world's leading conservation organizations, seeks an Conservation Leadership Research Intern to help build a cross-discipline program that connects emerging leaders in conservation with each other and with leading thinkers and practitioners in key fields critical for the future of conservation. The role will require researching comparable programs and assisting to curate a listening tour with similar institutions to learn more about how the program should be structured. The information collected will be used to create a final prospectus and help launch the program into the next phase of work. The assignment will extend into September 2021.


  • Attend weekly meetings with an internal working group.
  • Research, analyze, and develop a landscape assessment and SWOT analysis of comparable programs.
  • Work with internal stakeholders to source and vet comparable programs and external constituents for the landscape assessment.
  • Curate and compile a list of external stakeholders to perform a listening tour, as well as organize questions and materials needed for those conversations.
  • Following research and stakeholder interviews, assist in drafting and refining a prospectus for the program.
  • Work with core team to develop plans for the next phase of the program, including drafting a job description, recruiting for a program lead, and other activities as necessary.


Desired Skills and Qualities

  • Undergraduate in their junior/senior year or graduate student
  • Able to work either part time (10-15 hours/week) or full time (35 hours/week), depending on class schedule, workload, and availability
  • Interest in conservation
  • Basic understanding of the structure of a nonprofit
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Excellent proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, collaboratively and independently
  • Strong interpersonal skills crucial for developing working internal relationships
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Identifies and aligns with the core values of the WWF organization: Courage, Integrity, Respect & Collaboration


US Remote and able to work during East Coast business hours.

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.


This can either be a paid or unpaid position, with compensation dependent on credentials. For all unpaid internships, applicants must be enrolled in school, provide a credit letter and meet academic requirements from their university.

To Apply:

  • Submit cover letter and resume through our Careers Page, Requisition #IN-21064
  • Due to the high volume of applications we are not able to respond to inquiries via phone

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

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.


Posted: 2021-06-29 Expires: 2021-07-31

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