IN-17035 Markets Institute Research and Comms Intern


World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks a Research and Comms Intern for the Fall 2016 semester


The Markets Institute at WWF is a thought leadership platform committed to identifying global issues and emerging trends that affect the most critical threat to our finite planet - the production and consumption of food. Our goal is to increase the speed and scale of solutions that make a more sustainable future possible. We accomplish this by convening science-based, multi-stakeholder groups to build awareness and consensus around urgent issues and trends, and develop approaches to advance innovation and accelerate change at scale. Using multiple lenses to look at global challenges and laterally connect the dots, we empower partners with insights and documented solutions to avoid risk, stay ahead of the curve, and proactively drive change at the speed of life.


Internship Description:


This internship provides an opportunity for an undergraduate or graduate-level student to learn more about environmental sustainability by working with a team that is focused on researching and identifying global trends and solutions related to food production and consumption. The intern will have the opportunity to attend brown bag learning events on WWF initiatives.


Specific duties will include:

  • Conducting research on a variety of issues and initiatives
  • Supporting various communications-related projects
  • Data entry and management
  • Creating or contributing to reports and materials
  • Coordinating with members of the Markets Institute team
  • Reviewing relevant literature on organizational/institutional change
  • Supporting survey design and strategy effort
  • Providing logistical support as needed


Minimum Requirements:

  • Current undergraduate or graduate student
  • Part-time (10-15 hours per week) for ~3 months;
  • Excellent research, writing, and analytical skills, as well as attention to detail are obligatory;
  • Ability to work productively on both independent research assignments and as part of a team;
  • Proactive problem-solving and good communication skills (written and verbal) are obligatory;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite
  • Familiarity to with database research such as Bloomberg terminal is helpful
  • Fluency in English is required; knowledge of foreign languages (e.g. Spanish, French, Portuguese, German, or Chinese) is a plus.


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-17035


* 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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