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BR-12 Intern for Response Options in Forest Landscapes Global Science Team

World Wildlife Fund
Washington, DC 20001
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BR-12 Intern for Response Options in Forest Landscapes Global Science Team

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


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 intern for Response Optimism in Forest Landscapes for the summer of 2021. The intern will work closely with members of the Global Science team.


Key Responsibilities

This position will support analysis on the multiple interventions or response options for supporting sustainable management in forest landscapes, with a focus on the tropics. Response options comprise actions aimed at forest conservation, sustainable forest management, and forest restoration. The social, economic and financial feasibility of these options tends to differ depending on the social and environmental conditions, scale of deployment, and expected costs and benefits. Emphasis will be placed in examining the evidence on the social, economic and environmental costs and benefits across options. This intern will support the WWF Global Forest Lead Scientist in collecting and systematizing information and distilling main findings.

Main tasks to undertake are as follow:

  • Undertake a review of literature on cost-benefits of response options
  • Support in defining a typology of response options for systematizing data
  • Systematize information on the costs and benefits of response options
  • Drafting a brief report including main findings from the literature review

Skills and Abilities

Minimum Requirements for this position are as follow:

  • Knowledgeable of economic cost and benefit analysis
  • Some experience in conducting systematic literature reviews
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel

Learning Outcomes

The intern will gain expertise in the following areas:

  • Conduct and systematize literature reviews
  • Analytical understanding of response options
  • Exposure to sustainable landscapes debates
  • Understanding of forest conservation priorities



  • Pursuing either an Associates or Bachelors Degree program in economics, environmental economics or a related discipline
  • Capacity to conduct a literature review and organize information based on agreed steps
  • Excellent research skills, with capacity to analyze, compare and identify gaps
  • Organized and self-motivated, and with capacity to work independently
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • 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-12 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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