Technical Analyst Intern

Washington, DC, US


World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks a Technical Analyst Intern to work closely with members of WWF’s Sustainability Research and Development team to assist in the development of tools and research of analyses related to water resources, sustainable agriculture, forestry, and the environmental, social and business risks within the supply chains of large companies that WWF works with. This internship provides an opportunity to improve quantitative and qualitative analytical skills, GIS, programming, research, database management and project coordination skills in a professional setting, gain knowledge about companies and their work on environmental issues, and contribute to WWF’s mission.


Specific duties will include:

  • Creating maps, analyses and data visualizations related to water scarcity, agricultural production areas, flood, drought, climate change, deforestation.
  • Assisting in researching environmental, social, and economic risks associated with commodity sourcing and business operations.
  • Assisting in the development, troubleshooting, administration and delivery of web based tools geared toward water, supply chain, and agro-commodity finance risk assessments.
  • Assisting in the creation of new data-driven tools to enhance sustainability practices
  • Coordinating with other members of the WWF Private Sector Engagement, Freshwater, Food, Forests and Markets teams.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Current or recent graduate student in a relevant field such as Data Science, Geography/GIS/Remote Sensing, Environmental Science, or a related quantitative field preferred; highly qualified undergraduate students may be considered.
  • GIS, data analysis, and research skills are essential.
  • Experience in programming and database admin is essential (Python, R, MySQL, phpmyadmin).
  • Website administration & CMS experience preferred (Drupal, WordPress).
  • Web development experience is preferred (HTML, CSS, Javascript, SQL, PHP, Java, WAMP).
  • Full-time (35 hours per week) or part-time (20 hours per week) for 3 to 6 months.
  • Ability to work on site in Washington DC.
  • Ability to start in late June / early July 2017.
  • Systematic, analytical thinker, effective communicator, and attention to detail are obligatory.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work independently and as part of a team on multiple projects in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
  • Proactive problem-solving and good communication skills (written and verbal) are obligatory.
  • Familiarity with the environmental impacts of agriculture, agribusiness and the food industry, rural development issues, corporate sustainability strategy, and economics is helpful.
  • Skills in Excel, Power Point, Microsoft Word obligatory. Other programs like Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator are a plus. 


Washington, DC




How to apply: Please submit a resume & cover letter through our Careers page. , IN-17102


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