Monday, May 10, 2021

Paid Science Communications Internship for Coastal Resilience with World Wildlife Fund

 WWF Overview

As one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, WWF works in more than 100 countries, connecting cutting-edge conservation science with the collective power of our partners in the field – more than one million supporters in the United States and five million globally, as well as partnerships with communities, companies, and governments.

Across the many cultures and individuals that represent WWF, we are unified by one mission, one brand, and one common set of values: Courage, Respect, Integrity and Collaboration.

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 Science Communications Intern for Coastal Resilience.

Internship Description: The Oceans team seeks a team member to support the development, design, and circulation of communications products related to ecological, social, and governance outcomes from marine protected areas and related coastal resilience projects (see for project background), as well as assistance in coordinating communications for the Bezos Earth Fund Mangroves project, supporting efforts to collect and share information from country offices and developing innovative ways to talk about our work. Some examples of tasks include development of fact sheets and infographics that collates science information/data, managing project-specific social media pages, writing web stories and original social media content, creating graphics/visual media, etc.

Skills and Abilities
Minimum Requirements:
  • Exceptional written communication skills
  • Skilled with Microsoft Office tools; familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite or art design software appreciated
  • Understanding of social media channels; experience telling stories across multiple channels appreciated
  • An understanding of marine/coastal ecosystems
  • Creative and innovative thinking
  • A commitment to the mission, goals and values of WWF
  • Full-time (35 hours per week) for 3 months and opportunity to extend up to a year.
Learning Outcomes
This section could be a bulleted set of skills and/or topics an intern would gain subsequent to completing the internship. This could include knowledge or proficiency in a certain type of software, deeper understanding of a certain technical topic, other skills such as workshop planning or event management, etc.
  • Gained experience in collaboration across interdisciplinary and multi-country teams
  • Further understanding of conservation approaches in relation to mangrove and coral reef ecosystems
  • Increased exposure to social media tools and web and social content development, particularly in making an impact during and following major conservation moments
  • Further understanding of written and visual science communications for both specialized and general target audiences
  • Increased skills in project task management
  • Pursuing either an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree program in Environmental Science, Marine Biology/Conservation/Social Sciences, Communications, Art/Design or a related field.
  • Excellent research skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Organized and self-motivated
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • 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-15 no later than May 17th , 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 note that intern must have U.S. work authorization that does not require sponsorship of a visa.