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B-19 Media & External Affairs Intern

World Wildlife Fund
Washington, DC 20001
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B-19 Media & External Affairs Intern

Type: Short Term (Fixed Term)
# of Openings: 1
WWF Washington, DC


WWF Overview

For 60 years, WWF has worked to help people and nature thrive. As one of the worlds leading conservation organization, 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.

Our vision for diversity, equity and inclusion at WWF is an organization as diverse as the world we protect; where the richness of all our unique views, experiences, and backgrounds combines to create the most sustainable and inclusive conservation outcomes possible bringing the greatest benefit to the planet and every person who lives on it.

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

WWFs 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 worlds leading conservation organizations, seeks a Media & External Affairs Intern.

Internship Description:

The Media & External Affairs team at World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the worlds leading conservation organizations, seeks a Media & External Affairs Intern to help research, plan and pilot a strategy for media engagement around U.S. and international environmentally themed recognition days.


  • Research U.S. and international environmental recognition days and produce calendar of proposed days for media engagement in alignment with conservation program teams priorities
  • Analyze impactful communications around select recognition days by key competitors and produce competitor analysis
  • Design draft communications strategy for a select recognition day, including traditional media, third-party/blog opportunities, niche social media content, influencer research and influencer engagement ideas
  • Help develop media pitches for a select recognition day
  • Help pitch select media contacts or select recognition day
  • Help manage incoming media inquiries for select recognition day
  • Track key metrics that capture impact of both proactive and reactive media engagement

Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong research skills are required.
  • Strong organizational/analytical skills.
  • Highly motivated, self-starter who knows how to take projects and run with them.
  • Able to prioritize deadlines

Learning Outcomes

  • External audience targeting
  • Media interest and relevance
  • Traditional media engagement
  • Third party media engagement
  • Social media
  • Influencer engagement
  • Traditional and social media measurement
  • Competitor analysis
  • Use of Cision and Critical Mention


  • Media relations and/or conservation sector experience a plus
  • A Bachelors degree or anticipated Bachelor's degree in communications is preferred.
  • Ability to work full time or no less than 4 days per week for the duration of the internship.
  • 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-19 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.

As an EOE/AA employer, WWF will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicants race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or protected Veteran status.


Posted: 2021-05-19 Expires: 2021-06-20

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