World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks a U.S. Government Relations Spring 2019 Intern. The U.S. Government Relations Department of the World Wildlife Fund is seeking part-time to full-time interns for policy research, analysis, and outreach. Given the diversity of issues that the USGR staff covers, research and analysis may entail working with legislation, regulations, and (potentially) court cases. By contrast - research, analysis, and support may include assessment of government agencies’ roles, policies, and positions on issues relating to WWF’s mission, or writing of brief materials about U.S. government agencies. Outreach may entail covering congressional hearings and markups, preparing and attending congressional, administration, and/or NGO coalition briefings. Subject matter will cover many of the issues in which WWF is involved, including biodiversity conservation (e.g., endangered species and habitat protection), natural resource management (e.g., fisheries, forestry, and agriculture), environment and security, climate change, and energy.
Research, writing, and analysis on various topics which may include food and water security, foreign assistance, marine issues (fisheries and ocean acidification), species, and climate change, as well as, USAID specific topics
Legislative tracking and research
Attend congressional hearings and briefings, and NGO coalition meetings
Outreach to Capitol Hill and the Administration on legislation and rulemaking
Potentially assisting with USG grant proposals
Only enrolled students are eligible for this internship as you must be able to receive academic credit from your current academic institution. Student is able to work either part time or full time, depending on class schedule and availability. Please note: This internship is for the Spring 2019 semester.
Interest in conservation and international development issues
Interest and willingness to learn about Capitol Hill, the Administration (specifically USAID, U.S. State Department, and Millennium Challenge Corporation), and other non-governmental organizations
Strong research skills
Excellent written and verbal communications skills
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, collaboratively, and independently
Strong interpersonal skills crucial for developing working relationships, internally and externally
Strong organizational skills and self-motivated
Attention to detail
Unpaid. For all unpaid internships, applicants must be enrolled in school and be able to obtain academic course credit from their university.
How to apply: Please submit a resume & cover letter through our Careers page.
https://careers-wwfus.icims.com/jobs/search , IN-19022
As an EOE/AA employer, WWF will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or protected Veteran status.
External Company URL: www.wwfus.org