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IN-21047 Resilience and Disaster Intern

WWF Washington, DC
Washington, Ohio, US
Closing date
Jan 29, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Climate Change
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World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the worlds leading conservation organization, seeks a part-time graduate intern for the Environment and Disaster Management (EDM) program. The EDM program works to ensure that disaster recovery, reconstruction and risk reduction efforts include environmentally responsible considerations.

Internship Description: WWF is currently accepting applications from graduate students with interest in disaster management, climate change adaptation, water resource management, conservation, development, and communications to support several work streams including:
  • Conducting online flood risk management training
  • Supporting program website communications including story maps, videos, podcasts and promotion using social media and website platforms.
  • Research, analysis and documentation of disaster related events including elements of climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction and resilience policies and practices.

The intern will assist the technical team to:
  • Research and collect relevant literature, data, learning and practices for integration into program work streams.
  • Maintain and update web-based knowledge management and communication platform and assist with program communications.
  • Assist with requests for support and development of learning sessions with internal/external collaborators.
  • Use and manage social media platforms for guidelines, training materials and research.

  • A Bachelors degree is required, graduate degree studies preferable, with related background experience in any combination of communications, environmental, conservation sciences, urban planning, climate change, disaster/emergency management and/or development. Work in the non-profit sector is desirable.

    Skills and Abilities:
    • Excellent research and written/oral communications skills.
    • Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills.
    • Strong computer skills, especially Microsoft Office, Word Press or other website platforms.
    • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite preferred.
    • Experience with video/audio editing and production.
    • Social media savvy: ability to develop social media presence.
    • Strong organizational skills.
    • Working knowledge of conservation, climate change adaptation, disaster management and risk reduction, and/or environmental policy is preferred.
    • The ability to work independently and effectively prioritize and work accurately under time constraints.

    Schedule, Location and Compensation: This can either be a paid or unpaid position and a part-time virtual internship. For all unpaid internships, applicants must be enrolled in school and meet academic requirements from their university.

    To Apply:
    • Submit cover letter and resume through our, Requisition #IN-21047
    • Due to the high volume of applications we are not able to respond to inquiries via phone

    * 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 applicantsrace, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or protected Veteran status. WWF values diversity and inclusion and welcomes diverse candidates to apply.
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