Freshwater CWS Communications Intern

Washington, DC, US


World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks a fall Freshwater Corporate Water Stewardship Comunications Intern.


Major Function: Lead and assist in the implementation of communications plans and creation of assets for the Freshwater Corporate Water Stewardship program.




Internship Description:

This internship is to support the freshwater team on a variety of communications activities including drafting content, strategy development, and internal engagement. Content areas will range from issue briefs for corporate water stewardship for internal strategy and external media outlets to developing communication engagement strategies for ongoing WWF initiatives. Specifically, the intern will be expected to work on one or more of the following tasks:

  • Creating and refining content for WWF-US’s Corporate Water Stewardship program, website, social media efforts,
  • Developing collateral to support sector-specific freshwater engagements, including content on water-smart agriculture, utilities, and hospitality organizations in key geographies
  • Support planning and communications activation for ongoing WWF-Ceres initiative “AgWater Challenge”, other ongoing programs and major international events

Potential Duties & Responsibilities

This work will involve:

  • Writing and/or editing content for the WWF-US website, magazine, blog or reports
  • Supporting team in developing and implementing communications strategy for AgWater Challenge
  • Researching photos and videos and developing content for communications collateral
  • Developing presentations, infographics and other collateral for events
  • Helping create and implement social media tactics

You can expect:

  • Direct access to and mentoring by the organization’s communications professionals
  • 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




Minimum Requirements:

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


Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills
  • Demonstrated ability to research and synthesize technical information for a variety of audiences
  • 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


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 by September 15th. , IN-17021


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