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BR-27 Private Sector Engagement Intern, Transformational Partnerships

World Wildlife Fund
Washington, DC 20001
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BR-27 Private Sector Engagement Intern, Transformational Partnerships

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.

Applying these values, WWF US partners with some of the worlds leading corporations to meet big conservation challenges. WWF works with over 100 companies in the United States to transform their vast networks of suppliers, partners, consumers, and employees into a powerful force for good. We help companies make ambitious commitments on climate and nature in line with science and then help them turn ideas into impact. Our partnerships drive sustainability up and down global supply chains, mobilize conservation investments in thousands of communities, inspire millions of employees around the globe to champion conservation at work and at home, and guides billions of consumers toward greener choices. Whether WWF experts are helping Walmart reduce a Gigaton of emissions, Kimberly Clark shift a billion consumers toward more sustainable paper products, or Apple better steward a million acres of Chinese forest, our business partnerships have one goal: to create a more sustainable future for people and nature. At WWF, we recognize the pressure that business puts on the environment. Our partners also understand that a healthy business depends on a healthy planet. So, together, we map a vision that sets a high sustainability standard across and beyond companys operations.

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 Private Sector Engagement Intern, Transformational Partnerships.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Research & analyze key industry markets (e.g. Consumer Packaged Goods, Textiles & Fashion, and Health & Wellness sector) and companies impacting nature loss and climate change.
  • Interview multiple stakeholders to compile and synthesize partnership results into concise case studies.
  • Develop strategic recommendations for corporate engagement in particular industries in consultation with PSE relationship managers and WWF Goal team experts.
  • Draft & format industry information packages and related presentations for internal stakeholders.
  • Develop & document processes to keep industry packages updated and track network coordination.
  • Track & dispatch email requests regarding multi-national partnerships coordinated by WWF-US or other duties as assigned.

Internship Description:

World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the worlds leading conservation organization, seeks a Private Sector Engagement (PSE) Summer 2021 Intern for its Transformational Partnerships team. PSEs Transformational Partnerships team is seeking a full-time intern for research, analysis, and communications support for its strategic corporate partnerships. Research and analysis for PSE will include developing a portfolio of industry reports, trend insights, and related strategy recommendations to inform our industry working groups and advance our Industry Approach to most effectively engage and partner with corporations on sustainability issues. Communications support could include compiling and drafting case studies from WWFs transformational partnerships to be included in industry information packages, pitch presentations, and annual reports. Communications work may also include supporting coordination and outreach with WWFs international federated network of offices by tracking incoming requests, drafting update emails, and organizing global conference calls.

Cover letter and resume are required to be considered for this position.


Skills and Abilities, Minimum Requirements:

  • Interest in business, sustainability, and/or environmental issues
  • Ability to effectively manage time, prioritize tasks, and proofread - i.e. systematic approach to manage the little things
  • Resourcefulness and consistent follow-through
  • Ability to synthesize many types of technical and anecdotal info and identify useful follow-up actions
  • Active listening skills that foster strong working relationships
  • Excellent written communications skills
  • Strong organizational skills that support collaborative teamwork
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and/or Google Drive platform

Learning Outcomes:

  • Deep knowledge of opportunities for different industries to contribute to environmental conservation.
  • Practical experience on how to achieve greater results through cross-functional collaboration and consultation.
  • Improved cross-cultural communication by engaging a variety of global experts and stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of how to develop, structure, and manage NGO-corporate partnerships for sustainability.


  • Pursuing either an Associates or Bachelors Degree program in a relevant area.
  • 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

To Apply:

  • Submit cover letter and resume through our Careers Page, Requisition #BR-27. Application deadline is May 17th, 2021 at 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.
  • Due to the high volume of applications we are not able to respond to inquiries via phone

* 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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