Environmental Managers

World Wildlife FundWashington, DC

24 days ago


Job Title

IN-24012 Environment and Disaster Management Graduate Internship Fall 2023

Job Location

Washington, DC

Job Overview

WWF Overview

For 60 years, WWF has worked to help people and nature thrive. As one of the world's leading conservation organizations, 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.

Internships at WWF

WWF's 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.


This is a part-time internship (10 to 15 hours per week) for a duration of 3 months for $21 per hour. Both paid and unpaid positions are available. For all unpaid internships, applicants must be enrolled in school and meet academic requirements from their university.


  • Conducting desktop research for a variety of projects related to environmentally responsible disaster risk reduction, recovery, and reconstruction, nature-based solutions for flood management, and other EDM programs, as needed.
  • Supporting program website communications including web stories, videos, newsletters, and promotion using social media and website platforms.
  • Supporting the nature-based coastal resilience and flood management programming by assisting in the development of trainings, communications, and project development.
  • Support the implementation of youth-oriented engagement programs.


Minimum Requirements:

  • A Graduate degree (completed or in process) is required, with a focus in any combination of communications, environmental/natural resources management, conservation sciences, urban planning, climate change, disaster/emergency management, and/or development.
  • Excellent research and written/oral communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Strong computer skills, especially Microsoft Office, Word Press, or other website platforms.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage multiple and simultaneous projects and work independently.
  • Curiosity, creative and innovative thinking.
  • A commitment to the mission, goals, and values of WWF.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Work experience in environmental/natural resources management, conservation sciences, urban planning, climate change, disaster/emergency management, and/or development is preferred.
  • Experience and/or interest in communication, including developing stories, managing social media, as well as developing and managing websites, including WordPress and other software.
  • Experience and enthusiasm for conducting desktop research on a variety of topics.

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People who completed this type of internship end up in the following types of jobs

Top majors

That get hired for this type of internship

  • Geology Earth Science9%

  • Civil Engineering6%

  • Environmental Science5%

  • Engineering5%

  • Environmental Environmental Health Engineering4%

  • 59 other majors68%

Estimated Monthly Living Expenses

For Washington, DC | $5,379/mo

  • Housing/Rent$3,303

  • Miscellaneous$983

  • Food$499

  • Utilities$302

  • Transportation$292


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