IN-16105 Forest Intern


World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks an unpaid intern to work with its Forest Goal Team for the spring semester.


Internship Description: The successful candidate will work with the Forest Team on two primary projects.


The first of these examines trends in Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification. In the past seven years, the rate of FSC certification has either plateaued or declined in Peru, Panama, Colombia, and Bolivia, potentially signaling a sea change in how FSC is perceived and implemented in the region. Many speculate that a number of factors, including limited economic and technical capacity for community landowners, and increasing domestic markets that don't prioritize FSC products are driving this downward trend. Through a literature review and interviews, researchers will help identify the country-specific and/or regional trends hindering FSC's growth. This will help in the development of a FSC strategy for the region that recognizes the challenges on the ground.

The second project will involve research and trend analysis of wood products being sold in the U.S. market, with emphasis on species of concern.


Minimum Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Student pursing a Master’s degree in a related field is preferred, such as forestry, conservation biology or natural resource management

  • Familiarity with FSC specifically or forest certification generally is helpful but not required

  • Fluency in Spanish preferred, but not necessary



Washington, DC



Unpaid. For all unpaid internships, applicants must be enrolled in school and be able to obtain academic course credit from their university.


How to apply: Please submit a resume & cover letter through our Careers page. , IN-16105


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




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Formed in 1961 by a group of concerned biologists, WWF is the world’s leading conservation organization, supporting projects focused on saving wildlife species and their habitats. Now over 50 years old, WWF works in over 100 countries and is supported by more than 6 million members around the world—uniquely combining global reach, scientific innovation, and local action to meet the needs of people and nature.

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