Intern (Climate & Policy Communications)

Washington, DC, US


WWF is one of the largest environmental nonprofit organizations in the world. The Climate & Policy Communications intern will be a member of the media and external team, working collaboratively with WWF’s climate and US government relations teams.


Support WWF’s communications work in the run up to the Global Climate Action Summit this September in San Francisco. Elevate WWF’s profile as a leading domestic and international climate organization through earned and paid media tactics. Leverage news developments, political milestones and announcements to elevate WWF’s message and spokespeople.


  • Assist with developing press materials, including statements, talking points, media advisories and editorials
  • Produce additional written content for WWF’s climate work, including newsletters and blogs for WWF and the We Are Still In initiative
  • Develop and review content for social media
  • Develop and maintain lists of relevant media contacts
  • Support the development of dynamic content (social graphics, animations, infographics)
  • Identify new outlets and opportunities for earned media placement
  • Collaborate with managers to implement communications plans
  • Update website content and assist with photo research
  • Monitor social media influencers and identify opportunities for engagement
  • Track traditional and social media metrics to evaluate effectiveness
  • Additional duties as assigned

You can expect:

  • A relaxed, flexible and professional work environment
  • Frequent access to some of the top communications professionals in the industry
  • Opportunities to attend learning sessions on a variety of conservation and environmental topics


Minimum Requirements: Pursuing a graduate degree in the field of Communications is preferred. Internship available to students seeking academic credit. 

  • Experience writing press releases, media advisories and other press materials
  • Familiarity with the legislative process. Experience working on Capitol Hill is a plus
  • Familiarity with media monitoring services including Cision or Meltwater
  • Experience with or an interest in learning email design and deployment
  • Solid experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Mailchimp and Outlook;
  • A commitment to the mission, goals and values of WWF
  • 15 – 20 hours per week during the school semester, with the possibility to extend into the summer at more hours.


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. , IN-18086

* 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.