Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Internships with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

Conservation Science Network Internship

Description:
Sound science underpins effective conservation. WWF has a wealth of
scientific expertise across its offices around the world, ranging from
anthropologists to zoologists and encompassing the biological,
physical, and social sciences. For these scientists to contribute most
to achieving WWF¹s mission, they need to communicate, collaborate, and
coordinate with each other. A range of services to enable these
interactions and facilitate access to the latest scientific information
is being provided by the new WWF Conservation Science Network. We are
looking for a motivated intern to help us continue to develop and
promote the CSN, with an emphasis on maintaining and growing online resources.

Internship responsibilities may include website administration
(including adding/editing pages, uploading new content and structuring
information across the portal); moderating discussions/forums;
synthesizing weekly literature digests and relevant science news items;
interviewing scientists across the global WWF network to produce
profiles or collect items of interest; planning activities to generate
online activity; identifying and inviting WWF scientists to participate
in network activities; developing new promotional material and
increasing outreach; and generally playing a central role in the Science Network team.

A successful candidate with have strong research, writing, and
communication skills; experience using literature databases; knowledge
of social networking; Drupal, HTML and database experience a plus but
not required; and the ability to work both independently and as part of
a team. Knowledge of CSS; background in conservation, and international
experience preferred. This internship is an excellent opportunity to
interact with scientists in WWF-US and around the world; learn about
WWF and its projects; get exposure to a wide range of conservation
science topics; and play a key role in building a new science community.

Stipend: Unpaid. The intern must receive academic credit or a stipend
through his/her university for their work.

Hours: Expected to work at least 15-20 hours per week. Monday-Thursday
preferred.

Due date: This internship will remain posted until filled.

Contact: To apply send resume, cover letter and writing sample to
kate.graves@wwfus.org.



Fuller Science for Nature internship

Description:
For 50 years WWF has committed to delivering science-based conservation
results while incorporating the latest research and innovations into
our work. The Kathryn Fuller Science for Nature Fund advances the
science of conservation with three programs: The annual Science for
Nature Symposium, which convenes world leaders in science, policy, and
conservation for presentations and discussions around an emerging
scientific issue in conservation; and a bi-monthly series of Science
for Nature Seminars that brings distinguished scientists from a variety
of fields to Washington, DC to present cutting edge research of central
importance to international conservation. The Fuller Science for Nature
intern will assist the Fuller program manager with tasks related to all
three components, with a primary focus on the 2013 Fuller symposium on
Ĺ’Forces for Nature: The power of communities to protect the planet.¹

Internship responsibilities may include researching and communicating
with symposium and seminar speakers and with fellows; developing
website content and other communications materials; assisting in
symposium marketing and outreach; helping with symposium logistics; and
assisting with workshop planning. The intern will be based in WWF¹s
Conservation Science Program and will work with program,
communications, creative services, development, and web team staff as needed.

A successful candidate will be detail-oriented and have strong
research, writing, organizational, and communication skills; and the
ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Experience
with websites and social networking is helpful. Background in the
biological, physical, or social sciences; background in conservation,
and international experience preferred. This internship is an excellent
opportunity to interact with experts in WWF-US and around the world; to
learn about WWF and its projects; and to get exposure to conservation science topics.

Stipend: Unpaid. The intern must receive academic credit or a stipend
through his/her university for their work.

Hours: Expected to work at least 15 -20 hours per week. Monday-Thursday
preferred.

Due date: This internship will remain posted until filled.

Contact: To apply send resume, cover letter and writing sample to
Kate.Graves@wwfus.org.