World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks a Freshwater Communications Intern.
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)
- Internal: WWF-US Freshwater, Communications, and Field Programs.
- External: NGO partners, corporate partners.
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
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.
https://careers-wwfus.icims.com/jobs/search , IN-17027
* Please note that WWF does not provide VISA sponsorship to interns