BR-2334 CARE-WWF Alliance Undergraduate Intern

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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.


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.


BRIDGE – Building Relationships, Inclusivity, Diversity, Growth, and Excellence

WWF’s diversity-focused internship program, BRIDGE, aims 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 Summary

WWF seeks a talented individual to assist in internal and external communication support to help move the CARE-WWF Alliance’s priorities forward.

The CARE-WWF Alliance works at the critical intersection of development and conservation. Powered by two global leaders in their respective fields, CARE and WWF come together to leverage complementary skills, competencies, and scale to strengthen ecosystems, support the women who depend on them, and help build a future where people and nature thrive.

To bring about sustainable change, we must improve people’s well-being while ensuring the viability of the ecosystems on which they depend. The joint presence of CARE and WWF in more than 40 countries provides the opportunity for an initiative of global scope and significance. Together, CARE and WWF can tackle complex challenges, increasing both community and ecosystem resilience.


Internship Description:


Internal communications

  • Support programmatic development and knowledge sharing by capturing, collating, and analyzing relevant materials from internal and external sources.
  • Work with various teams throughout both CARE and WWF to explore and learn more about programmatic areas within each organization.
  • Identify potential areas for collaboration between the Alliance core team and other CARE and WWF teams and assist in facilitating those connections.
  • Design and maintain an appealing and informational intranet page that will promote the CARE-WWF Alliance and provide necessary resources to staff within WWF.
  • Encourage information sharing and collaboration between Alliance core team members by managing follow up from biweekly team meetings, leading in the organization of our annual team retreat, implementing new forums to work together, etc.
  • Organize and manage a system on SharePoint to store materials in a way that is simple and understandable to others within the team.


External communications

  • Create compelling social media posts to reach target CARE-WWF Alliance audiences.
  • Create and update content for the CARE-WWF Alliance web presence on WWF and CARE websites.
  • Research, write, and/or edit papers highlighting CARE-WWF Alliance programs for publications, academic conferences and events.


Minimum Requirements:


  • Must be an actively enrolled student and not received degree at time of internship start date.
  • Pursuing an Associate’s or Bachelor’s program in environmental, international relations, humanities, knowledge management, or communications. Those studying outside these areas are still highly encouraged to apply.
  • Demonstrated experience using the full Microsoft Office Suite, including SharePoint and OneDrive.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Organized and self-motivated.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to take initiative, prioritize, and successfully complete work and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Identifies and aligns with WWF’s core values: Courage, Integrity, Respect, and Collaboration:
  • Demonstrates courage by speaking up even when it is difficult, or unpopular.
  • Builds trust with colleagues by acting with integrity, owning mistakes, and holding oneself accountable.
  • Welcomes other points of view and ideas, recognizing and embracing different and contrary perspectives with kindness, curiosity, and encouragement.
  • Makes conscious efforts to promote cooperative practices, behaviors, and ways of working across many groups and individuals.


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Excellent research skills.


Learning Outcomes


  • A deeper understanding of how two large NGOs work together to bridge the connection between conservation and development.
  • Refined communications skills for internal and external audiences.
  • Knowledge of conservation and development issues through research and organization of materials.
  • Enhanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite products, including SharePoint and OneDrive.
  • Experience in various programmatic areas as they relate to the CARE-WWF Alliance, such as climate, forests, food, etc.


WWF interns will be provided a set of professional development opportunities, aimed at increasing their exposure to conservation and sustainability careers. This includes:


  • Development discussions with their manager;
  • Up to two online courses through Cornell University’s eCornell program;
  • Speed mentoring with different WWF teams;
  • Opportunity to present their work to intern peers and WWF staff;
  • Session on resume and interviewing best practices.


Interns will also have access to an array of networking opportunities. This includes meetings with WWF’s CEO, the senior management team, Employee Resource Groups, and representatives from other departments.



US-DC-Washington or US-Remote: WWF employs interns in all states with the exception of: Alabama, Hawaii, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Nevada, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Wyoming.



Paid – $17 per hour (full-time, 35 hours per week)

Internship Dates:

Internship will run from June 5, 2023 to August 11, 2023


How to Apply:

Please submit a resume & cover letter through our Careers page, Requisition# BR-2334. In your cover letter, please describe your relevant skills and experience for this position and include a discussion of 1) how you have demonstrated a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and 2) what you hope to gain from the internship.


If selected for the role, you will need to provide 1 letter 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.


WWF is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace and requires all US-based staff to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. WWF will consider requests for accommodation from the vaccine requirement based on disability, medical contraindication, sincerely held religious belief, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.


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.