U.S. Government Relations Fall 2018 Intern

Washington, DC, US


World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks a U.S. Government Relations Fall 2018 Intern. The U.S. Government Relations Department of the World Wildlife Fund is seeking part-time to full-time interns for policy research, analysis, and outreach. Given the diversity of issues that the USGR staff covers, research and analysis may entail working with legislation, regulations, and potentially court cases. By contrast, research, analysis, and support may include assessment of government agencies’ roles, policies, and positions on issues relating to WWF’s mission, or writing of brief materials about U.S. government agencies. Outreach may entail covering congressional hearings and markups, preparing and attending congressional, administration, and/or NGO coalition briefings. Subject matter will cover many of the issues in which WWF is involved, including biodiversity conservation (e.g., endangered species and habitat protection), natural resource management (e.g., fisheries, forestry, and agriculture), environment and security, climate change, and energy.


Internship Description:

  • Research, writing, and analysis on various topics which may include food and water security, foreign assistance, marine issues (fisheries and ocean acidification), species, and climate change, as well as USAID specific topics
  • Legislative tracking and research
  • Attend congressional hearings and briefings, and NGO coalition meetings
  • Outreach to Capitol Hill and the Administration on legislation and rulemaking


Minimum Requirements:

  • Undergraduate student
  • Interest in conservation and international development issues
  • Interest and willingness to learn about Capitol Hill, the Administration (specifically USAID, U.S. State Department, and Millennium Challenge Corporation), and other non-governmental organizations
  • Strong research skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, collaboratively, and independently
  • Strong interpersonal skills crucial for developing working relationships, internally and externally
  • Strong organizational skills and self-motivated
  • Attention to detail


Washington, D. C.


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-18085

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