Monday, May 17, 2021

Paid Climate Change Social Media Internship with the World Wildlife Fund

 Internships at WWF

WWF’s internship program vision is to recruit professionals early in their careers who bring fresh thinking and innovation to the environmental and conservation sector and are well positioned to develop into the next generation of leaders. Our mission is to increase exposure of students from underrepresented populations to conservation and environmental careers, provide professional development opportunities, reduce the barriers to attracting a diverse pool of internship candidates, and develop a pipeline for future WWF hires from underrepresented populations.


Position Summary

World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations seeks a social media and online communications intern for the Climate Team to help develop and support its evolving communications strategy on climate change issues, including renewable energy, emissions reductions, climate change policy, climate change impacts on people and nature, adaptation and resilience, climate justice, and nature-based solutions to climate change.


With guidance from the senior vice president, deputy goal lead, and communications manager, the intern will interact with a team of climate change professionals to explore opportunities to enhance WWF’s climate-related social media and web presence. Key tasks will include:

  • conducting an inventory of the WWF’s climate team’s programmatic websites and social media accounts, including collecting statistics on usage;
  • interviewing climate team members to understand how they use social media to communicate WWF climate change goals and programs;
  • comparing climate change messaging among various WWF offices in other countries;
  • monitoring and collecting news stories relevant to WWF climate change work;
  • suggesting relevant stories for climate team members to post on social media;
  • researching how other nonprofit organizations use social media and online platforms to communicate climate change messaging;
  • attending virtual team meetings; and
  • developing recommendations for WWF to enhance its social media presence on climate change issues

Learning Outcomes

The intern will:

  • gain a deeper understanding of the many dimensions of climate change work in the US and in other countries
  • have an appreciation for the complexity and importance of messaging climate change issues to diverse audiences
  • learn how an international organization like WWF can play an important role in increasing global climate ambition and action
  • gain exposure to a network of climate change, conservation, and communications professionals and insights to potential career paths in these fields



  • Pursuing either an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree program in communications (preferred) or journalism, environmental studies, earth sciences, business, political science, international relations, etc.
  • Familiarity with social media platforms
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent research skills, attention to detail, organized and self-motivated
  • Strong interpersonal skills crucial for developing working relationships
  • Strong interest in climate change, environmental sustainability, and/or social justice
  • Identifies and aligns with the core values of the WWF organization: Courage, Integrity, Respect & Collaboration 



US Remote – WWF employs interns in all states with the exception of: Alabama, Arkansas, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Wisconsin, Wyoming.


Paid - $15 per hour (35 hours per week)

One time stipend – net $100


How to apply: Please submit a resume & cover letter through our Careers Page, Requisition #BR-04 no later than May 19th , 2021, 11:59 PM EST. If selected for the role, you will need to provide 2 letters of recommendation as part of the WWF application process. Please submit a resume & cover letter through our Careers page. 


* Please note that intern must have U.S. work authorization that does not require sponsorship of a visa.

Apply on the WWF jobs page.