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NWF Intern Program – Washington, DC

Organization: National Wildlife Federation

Job Title: Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Hours and Compensation: Full time, Paid

Position Dates: Start September 2012, 11-month program

Application Deadline: Send in ASAP

Posted On: July 25th, 2012


Come join the conservation community! The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) Intern Program can be your first step. NWF is the nation’s largest member-supported conservation organization, which is at the forefront of global warming issues, reconnecting our children with nature, and protecting America’s wildlife and habitat.

Our intern program is a full time, 11 month paid internship that will begin September 2012 in Washington, DC. You will gain substantive experience, including opportunities to contribute to the national climate policy-making process. Key responsibilities include: drafting and editing congressional correspondence; grassroots activity organizing; attending Committee hearings and legislative markups; research and lobbying.

We are looking for individuals with strong organization skills, a can-do attitude, and a passion for saving wildlife for future generations. Available internships include:

  • Legislative
  • Climate & Energy
  • Water Resources and Restoration
  • Communications


BA or BS, with strong course work or work experience in political science, wildlife science/ecology, climate science, environmental policy, or economics preferred. Ability to conduct extensive research is a must. Excellent writing, speaking and computer skills are required. Power point skills and knowledge of lay-out and design programs are a plus. Experience in or demonstrated commitment to environmental advocacy and climate change in particular is a plus.

How to Apply

Interested candidates please apply by submitting your resume and cover letter to:

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