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Climate Change Policy Intern, World Wildlife Fund – Washington, DC

Organization: World Wildlife Fund

Position Title: Climate Change Policy and Public Mobilization Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Hours and Compensation: Minimum 20 hours/week; Minimum of one full semester (~3 months). Exact dates would be discussed between WWF and the successful applicant; unpaid

Application Deadline: January 6, 2014

Description: World Wildlife Fund (WWF) seeks a motivated, dynamic Climate Change Policy and Communications Intern to help with a variety of initiatives as diverse as helping to organize an outdoor stunt on Earth Hour to engage the general public, engaging Latinos on climate change, pushing for a global emissions policy in the aviation sector, and researching China’s ability to meet their emissions targets.

Responsibilities: WWF has followed the negotiations on climate change through the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) since their inception in Rio de Janeiro. Today we continue to push for a fair, global deal on climate change that helps put the world on track to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to levels that ensure we avoid dangerous levels of climate change. Over the course of the next 13 months WWF is organizing activities to support a positive narrative of international action and putting pressure on countries to scale up their climate commitments, so that that a fair and ambitious climate agreement is reached in December 2015 at COP21 in Paris.

Depending on WWF priorities, intern professional interests and capacities, the intern will support one or several of the initiatives primarily by conducting research and providing logistical support.


Excellent research skills
Attention to detail
Organized and self-motivated
Must be flexible to shifting priorities.
Preferred attributes:
Graduate school student majoring in environmental policy, environmental economics, or public policy.
Excellent written and verbal communications skills; ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced environment; strong interpersonal skills crucial for developing working relationships internally and externally; strong organizational skills; and attention to detail.
Project management/coordination background.
Professional proficiency in Spanish or Mandarin language is a plus, but not required.

How to Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter through the WWF Careers page.

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