Freshwater Communications Intern

Washington, DC, US


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


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.


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


Washington, DC



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. , IN-17027


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