For 50 years WWF has committed to delivering science-based conservation results while incorporating the latest research and innovations into our work. The Kathryn Fuller Science for Nature Fund advances the science of conservation with three programs: The annual Science for Nature Symposium, which convenes world leaders in science, policy, and conservation for presentations and discussions around an emerging scientific issue in conservation; and a bi-monthly series of Science for Nature Seminars that brings distinguished scientists from a variety of fields to Washington, DC to present cutting edge research of central importance to international conservation. The Fuller Science for Nature intern will assist the Fuller program manager with tasks related to all three components, with a primary focus on the 2013 Fuller symposium on ‘Forces for Nature: The power of communities to protect the planet.’
Internship responsibilities may include researching and communicating with symposium and seminar speakers and with fellows; developing website content and other communications materials; assisting in symposium marketing and outreach; helping with symposium logistics; and assisting with workshop planning. The intern will be based in WWF’s Conservation Science Program and will work with program, communications, creative services, development, and web team staff as needed.
A successful candidate will be detail-oriented and have strong research, writing, organizational, and communication skills; and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Experience with websites and social networking is helpful. Background in the biological, physical, or social sciences; background in conservation, and international experience preferred. This internship is an excellent opportunity to interact with experts in WWF-US and around the world; to learn about WWF and its projects; and to get exposure to conservation science topics.
Stipend: Unpaid. The intern must receive academic credit or a stipend through his/her university for their work.
Hours: Expected to work at least 15 -20 hours per week. Monday-Thursday preferred.
Location: Washington, DC
Due date: This internship will remain posted until filled.
Contact: To apply send resume, cover letter and writing sample to Kate.Graves@wwfus.org.