Freshwater Research Intern

World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

EST Time Zone, , XH


World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks a Freshwater Research Intern to undertake an assessment of basin health report cards in order to review and compile basin health indicators and associated methods for data analysis.


Internship Description: 


The intern will assess the 300+ indicators that have been used and are being used in basin health report cards over the last twenty years. They will categorize these indicators into major categories and determine groups of broadly similar indicators under each category. They will then catalogue the methods for analyzing each indicator, including documentation of minimum data requirement and information on thresholds. The results of the assessment will be compiled in a summary report that includes guidance on methods for processing and analyzing common groups of indicators.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Required at least 20 hours per week
  • Excellent technical research and analytic skills, with statistical analysis skills preferred
  • Working towards or completed degree in water quality, watershed management, freshwater ecology or related field
  • Ability to write and communicate well in English
  • Attention to detail
  • Organized and self-motivated


Virtual internship with hours aligned with Washington, DC time zone



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. , IN-20051




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