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World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks a graduate-level communications intern to join the International Climate Cooperation Program (ICCP) within WWF-US’ Climate Goal Team team this summer.


Under the supervision of the Senior Program Officer, US and International Climate Cooperation, the communications intern will largely support the programmatic communication needs for the initiative on Alliances for Climate Action (ACA). The communications intern will work closely with the ICCP team to refine and implement the 2019 communications plan for the initiative.

The communications intern will help draft content for the Alliances for Climate Action website and facilitate content-based upgrades to the current site The position will also help draft communication products for key international and domestic events including the G20, the United Nations Secretary General Summit, The Climate Week, COP25 and others. The position also performs desk research on specific climate-related topics, support the coordination with ACA partners, WWF country offices and other managers as needed.


The Alliances for Climate Action is a global network of domestic multi-sector coalitions committed to supporting the delivery and enhancement of their countries’ climate goals. ACA connects cities, states, the private sector, investors, universities and civil society at the domestic level so that they can work with each other and with their national governments to drive climate action.


  • Support refinement and implementation of the Alliances for Climate Action (ACA) 2019 communications plan
  • Produce written content for the ACA website, including updating of the landing page, updating climate-focused news, stories and case studies
  • Conduct quick desk research on existing databases that track and analyze climate action and climate policy engagement by companies, cities, regions, and other actors
  • Work with the WWF-IT team to create the content and design of a “Climate Action Platform”
  • Coordinate and schedule calls with ACA partners and WWF country offices, and track notes and next steps from the calls
  • Collaborate with managers across the ICCP team to implement the communications plans and provide additional support as needed
  • Work closely with the communications teams in WWF country offices during international climate events such as the G20, United Nations Secretary General Summit, The Climate Week, Regional Climate Weeks, and domestic launches of ACA in various countries


You can expect:

  • A relaxed, flexible and professional work environment
  • Opportunities to attend learning sessions at WWF and events in DC on a variety of conservation and environmental topics


  • Experience distilling complex topics into compelling narratives for public audiences
  • Knowledge and experience with basic Content Management Systems like Drupal and WordPress
  • Familiarity with social media tools including Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook
  • Solid experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Mailchimp and Outlook
  • Excellent writing and research skills
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills
  • Ability to multi-task and pitch in at all levels with a “can do” attitude
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with colleagues and partners from diverse backgrounds and stakeholder groups is essential
  • A commitment to the mission, goals and values of WWF
  • Background and interest in international climate policy/climate change issues and climate communications a plus
  • Professional fluency in Spanish is an added asset but not required
  • Preference will be given to candidates in a related field, such as sustainability management, international relations, environmental economics, government policy, international development, environmental science, environmental policy, conservation policy, or natural resources management
  • For those accepting course credit for this internship, current enrollment in a graduate degree program accepting course credit for the internship is required.

Location: Washington, DC


Compensation: Paid ($20/hour); 35 hours per week


Expected duration of internship: May-August, with the possibility of extending to September)