Environment and Disaster Management Communications Intern

Washington, DC, US


World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks a graduate-level Environment and Disaster Management Communications 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 disaster management, climate change adaptation, water resource management, conservation, development, communications, marketing, and social media to support several work streams including:

  • Research and development of articles, communications, and support social media to support the USAID led Coordination of Assessments for Environment in Humanitarian Action: Joint Initiative.
  • Website development, communications, and promotion for the Green Recovery and Reconstruction Toolkit (GRRT) website 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


Major Duties:

The intern will assist the technical team to:  

  1. Research and collect relevant literature, data, learning and practices for integration in to program planning and current multiple work streams;
  2. Maintain and update web based knowledge management and communication platform and assist with program communications;
  3. Assist with helpdesk requests and development of learning sessions with internal/external collaborators;
  4. Use and manage social media platforms for EDM, 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 communications, 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.
  • 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 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



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.

https://careers-wwfus.icims.com/jobs/search , IN-17082


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