IN-18006 U.S. Government Relations Fall 2017 Intern

Overview

World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks a U.S. Government Relations Fall 2017 Intern. The U.S. Government Relations Department of the World Wildlife Fund is seeking part-time to full-time interns for policy research, analysis, and outreach. Given the diversity of issues that the USGR staff covers, research, and analysis may entail working with legislation, regulations, and potentially court cases. By contrast research, analysis, and support may include assessment of government agencies' roles, policies, and positions on issues relating to WWF's mission, or writing of brief materials about U.S. government agencies. Outreach may entail covering congressional hearings and markups, and preparing and attending congressional, administration, and/or NGO coalition briefings. Subject matter will cover many of the issues in which WWF is involved, including biodiversity conservation (e.g., endangered species and habitat protection), natural resource management (e.g., fisheries, forestry and agriculture), environment and security, climate change, and energy.

Responsibilities

Internship Description:

  • Research, writing & analysis on various topics which may include food and water security, foreign assistance, marine issues (fisheries and ocean acidification), species and climate change, as well as USAID specific topics
  • Legislative tracking and research
  • Attend Congressional hearings and briefings, and NGO coalition meetings
  • Outreach to Capitol Hill and the Administration on legislation and rulemaking

Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:

Only enrolled students are eligible for this internship as you must be able to receive academic credit from your current academic institution. Able to work either part time or full time, depending on class schedule and availability. Please note: This internship is for the Fall 2017 semester.

 

Desired Skills and Qualities: 

  • Undergraduate student
  • Interest in conservation and international development issues
  • Interest and willingness to learn about Capitol Hill, the Administration (specifically USAID, U.S. State Department, and Millennium Challenge Corporation) and other non-governmental organizations
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, collaboratively and independently
  • Strong interpersonal skills crucial for developing working relationships internally and externally
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Attention to detail

 

 

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.

 

How to apply: Please submit a resume, cover letter, and short writing sample (can be 2-4 pages from a longer document) through our Careers page.

https://careers-wwfus.icims.com/jobs/search , IN-18006

 

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

 

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.

 


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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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