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Internal Communications Intern

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Washington, D.C., USA

World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks a part-time Internal Communications intern.

Write and edit content for WWF internal communications channels, including the weekly staff enewsletter, intranet, and blog. Research select topics and conduct in-person, phone, or email interviews with staff. Help produce large meetings, special events, and other staff engagement opportunities.

Areas of Responsibility: 

WWF is one of the largest environmental nonprofit organizations in the world, and our US team is comprised of 700+ staff in our Washington, D.C., office and in field offices across the US and world. The Internal Communications team collaborates with all other teams across the organization to convey vital information, especially ensuring that staff feel they have the info they need to do their jobs well and that remote staff feel connected to headquarters.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Writing and/or editing digital content
  • Interviewing staff and writing short stories about them
  • Collaborating with managers to develop and implement multi-channel communications plans
  • Conducting photo research
  • Assisting with the production of meetings, such as the monthly all-staff meeting and monthly communicators meeting
  • Helping to produce and site manage staff engagement events; duties could include collecting RSVPs, meeting vendors, writing runs of show, setting up events, and running microphones
  • Administrative tasks, as assigned

You can expect:

  • A relaxed, flexible, and professional work environment
  • Active participation in most of the work of the team
  • Opportunities to attend learning sessions on a variety of conservation and environmental topics
  • Flexible hours according to your availability
Educational Background: 
Pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in a communications-related field (i.e. journalism, media, public relations, marketing) at a university in the Washington DC area.
  • Will also consider a recent university graduate who is currently living in the DC region.
  • Exceptional journalistic-style writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Commitment to good grammar and fact checking
  • Comfortable conducting in-person and telephone interviews
  • Natural curiosity and an interest in conservation, science, and the world around us
  • Experience with or an interest in learning enewsletter design and deployment
  • Willingness to help produce meetings and events (even if there are less-than-glamorous tasks involved)
  • Solid experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Experience with or ability to learn Microsoft SharePoint and Mailchimp. Adobe Photoshop a plus.
  • A commitment to the mission, goals, and values of WWF
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written)
  • Able to commit to working 21 hours per week

Organization Info

World Wildlife Fund

Washington, DC, United States
About Us

For 50 years, WWF has been protecting the future of nature. The world's leading conservation organization, WWF works in 100 countries and is supported by 1.2 million members in the United States and close to 5 million globally.

WWF's unique way of working combines global reach with a foundation in science, involves action at every level from local to global, and ensures the delivery of innovative solutions that meet the needs of both people and nature.


WWF works to: 

  • Conserve the world's most important forests to sustain nature's diversity, benefit our climate, and support human well-being
  • Safeguard healthy oceans and marine livelihoods
  • Secure water for people and nature
  • Protect the worlds most important species
  • Drive sustainable food systems to conserve nature and feed humanity
  • Create a climate-resilient and zero-carbon world, powered by renewable energy

These things are not just “nice to have". . . they are “need to haves." They are the things that make it possible for us to live. And so, to ensure our very survival, they must be kept safe.

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Nov 24 2019
Active Until: 
Dec 24 2019
Hiring Organization: 
World Wildlife Fund