Fuller Science for Nature Internship – Washington, DC
Organization: World Wildlife Fund
Position Title: Fuller Science for Nature Intern
Location: Washington, D.C.
Hours & Compensation: 20 hours/week minimum. Unpaid.
Position Dates: Summer 2013, availability Monday-Thursday preferred.
Application Deadline: None posted.
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.
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: Fuller Fellowships for doctoral and postdoctoral research support of early-career scientists working on issues of exceptional importance and relevance to conservation; 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 2012 Fuller symposium on conservation crime. 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.
- Researching and communicating with symposium and seminar speakrs and with fellows
- Developing website content and other communications materials
- Assisting in symposium marketing and outreach
- Helping with symposium logistics
- Assisting with workshop planning
- Detail-oriented with strong research, writing, organizational, and communication skills
- 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.
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: Please email a resume, cover letter, and writing sample with the subject line “Internship Application” to Kate Graves at email@example.com. Please include the internship number IN-13034 and Internship in the subject line of the email.
World Wildlife Fund, http://www.worldwildlife.org
Kate Graves, firstname.lastname@example.org