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U.S. Government Relations Intern – Washington, DC

Organization: World Wildlife Fund, United States

Job Title: WWF’s U.S. Government Relations Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Hours and Compensation: Unpaid – must be receiving a stipend or school credit.

Position Dates: September through December 2012 – anticipated start date is September 4th or 10th

Application Deadline: Send in ASAP

Posted On: July 30th, 2012


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, and 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), climate change, and energy.


  • Research, writing & analysis on various topics which may include food 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.


Desired Skills and Qualities:

  • 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.
  • 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
  • Attention to detail

Requirements: Only enrolled students are eligible for this internship as you must be able to receive academic credit from your current academic institution.

How to Apply

Office Hours: WWF’s core hours are 9-5. Internship hours can be flexible (part time/full time) depending on class schedule and availability.

Please submit toAmericaMay.Pintabutr@WWFUS.ORG:

  • Resume;
  • Cover letter including availability; and
  • A short writing sample (can be 2-4 pages from a longer document)

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