International Climate Cooperation Summer Intern

Washington, DC, US


World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks an international climate cooperation summer intern. The international climate cooperation pillar (ICCP) of WWF’s climate team seeks a full-time intern to primarily assist with research, analysis, and coordination to support the team’s work on aviation decarbonization. This intern will also have an opportunity to assist on other projects related to advocacy on the Paris Agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Talanoa Dialogue, the California Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) and the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) under the UN International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).


Internship Description:

  • Undertake a thorough literature review of what the global aviation sector’s fair share of emissions reductions should be to meet a 1.5 C future and the potential emissions reductions pathways (e.g. bioenergy, efficiency, radical technologies, etc.).
  • Contribute to analyzing aviation’s potential emissions reductions/decarbonization pathways using Excel.
  • Coordinate the literature review and Excel-based analysis with other NGO partners’ efforts.
  • Perform additional research and writing assignments related to carbon offsets and aviation bioenergy as needed.
  • Assist with planning and coordination within WWF-US, the global WWF Network, and with external partners.
  • Undertake other periodic research and deliver logistical support to initiatives under the ICCP including WWF’s engagement in the GCAS, Talanoa Dialogue, and We Are Still In coalition. 


Minimum Requirements: Graduate student pursuing degree in environmental management, environmental science, environmental engineering, social sciences, or a related field. Upper level undergraduate candidates will also be considered. The ideal candidate with demonstrate the following:

  • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills
  • Outstanding attention to detail
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Skilled with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team
  • Strong qualitative and quantitative analytical abilities
  • Familiarity with climate change, the aviation sector, and/or global carbon budgets
  • Knowledge of carbon markets and/or alternative fuels a plus, but not required
  • Some familiarity with data analysis using Excel is a plus, but not required


Washington, DC



How to apply: Please submit a resume & cover letter through our Careers page. , IN-18069

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

As an EOE/AA employer, WWF will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or protected Veteran status