IN-16105 Forest Intern


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


Internship Description: 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.


Minimum Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree required, student pursing a Master’s degree in a related field is preferred, such as conservation biology or natural resource management
  • Familiarity with Forest Stewardship Council specifically or forest certification generally is helpful but not required
  • Fluency in Spanish would be helpful, but not necessary
  • Exception research, analytical, and writing skills
  • Strong organization and time management skills
  • Commitment of at least 20 hours per week during the fall semester



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.

https://careers-wwfus.icims.com/jobs/search , IN-16105


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




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