IN-17027 Freshwater Communications Intern

Overview

World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks a Freshwater Communications Intern.

Responsibilities

Internship Description:


Major Function: Lead and assist in the development of communications plans and assets for the Freshwater program.

Background: This internship is to support the freshwater team on a variety of communications activities including drafting content, developing strategies, and engaging internal audiences.  Specifically, the intern will be expected to work on one or more of the following tasks:

  • Creating and refining content for WWF-US’s Freshwater program, website, social media efforts   
  • Developing collateral to support ongoing work around river dolphins, free-flowing rivers, and women and water, among other initiatives
  • Support planning and communications activation with corporate partners
  • Organizing and implementing high-level events, especially to engage policy audiences

Potential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Writing and/or editing content for the WWF-US website, magazine, blog or reports
  • Supporting team in developing and implementing communications strategies
  • Researching photos and videos and developing content for communications collateral
  • Developing presentations, infographics and other collateral
  • Helping create and implement social media tactics
  • Planning events targeting high-level audiences
  • Collaborating with field staff around the world to identify and share stories

You can expect:

  • Direct access to and mentoring by the organization’s freshwater communications lead
  • Frequent access to scientists, policy experts and other program staff on the freshwater team
  • Actively participating in meetings to plan near-and long-term freshwater projects
  • Every other Friday off (our office is closed those days)

Working Relationships

  • Internal: WWF-US Freshwater, Communications, and Field Programs.    
  • External:  NGO partners, corporate partners.

 

Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:

 

Pursuing a graduate degree in the field of Communications is preferred. Highly qualified undergraduates in their senior or junior year will be considered. Internship available to students seeking academic credit ONLY.

  • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills
  • Skilled with Microsoft Word and PowerPoint; familiarity with Adobe Suite a plus
  • Creative and innovative thinking
  • Self-starter who can work independently or as a team
  • Ability to manage multiple and simultaneous projects
  • Stellar attention to detail
  • A commitment to the mission, goals and values of WWF
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written)
  • Minimum of 20 hours per week

 

 

Location:

Washington, DC

 

Compensation:

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

 

Term: Spring 2017, dates flexible. Full- or part-time internship (20-35 hours/week; 35 hours preferred).

 

 

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

https://careers-wwfus.icims.com/jobs/search , IN-17027

 

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

 

 

 


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