Natural and Nature-based Flood Management Intern

Washington, DC, US


World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks a graduate-level Natural and Nature-based Flood Management Intern to work part-time/full-time during summer 2017 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 seeking a graduate intern with interest in water resource management, flood management, climate change adaptation, conservation, development, and social media to support the USAID funded Natural and Nature-based Flood Management: A Green Guide (Flood Green Guide):

  • Research and development of training and communications materials for the Flood Green Guide;  
  • Website development, communications, and promotion for the Flood Green Guide and resource library; using social media and website platforms;
  • Research and analysis of disaster related events and examples of climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction and resilience policies and practices
  • Support development of Flood Green Guide training in various countries around the world and WWF priority places.


Major Duties: 


The intern will assist the technical team to:  

  1. Research and collect relevant literature, data, learning and practices for integration into the Flood Green Guide;
  2. Assist with work streams related to country-specific training development, some work may be in-country.
  3. Use and manage social media platforms for the Flood Green Guide, training materials and research.

Minimum Requirements:


Education/Experience: A Bachelor’s degree is required, Master’s Degree preferable, with related background experience in any combination of hydrology, engineering, 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.
  • Experience working abroad in diverse contexts.
  • Proficiency in Spanish is highly desired.
  • Strong computer skills, especially Microsoft Office, Word Press or other website platforms.
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite preferred.
  • Social media savvy; ability to develop social media presence.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Working knowledge of hydrology, conservation, climate change adaptation, disaster management and risk reduction, and/or environmental policy is required.
  • A high-level of interpersonal communication skills is required.
  • The ability to work independently and effectively prioritize and work accurately under time constraints.


Washington, DC 





How to apply: Please submit a resume & cover letter through our Careers page. , IN-17081


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