National Wildlife Federation
  • National Advocacy Center
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • 12.50
  • Hourly
  • Intern

The National Wildlife Federation is seeking an International Programs and Online Engagement Intern to join our team in our Washington, D.C. office. The International Wildlife Conservation Team at the National Wildlife Federation promotes wildlife conservation and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by addressing large-scale commodity agriculture as a driver of tropical deforestation and habitat loss. In this context, we work to advance "zero deforestation" agriculture production in the tropics, focusing on the commodities that have the greatest impacts on forests and wildlife, such as beef, leather, soy, palm oil, and biomaterial feedstocks. Our work also focuses on advancing strong and comprehensive international agreements that protect forests and global climate. This fast-paced, demanding internship requires dealing with many interlinked activities often across different time zones and grasping complex issues subject to rapid change.

The International Program and Online Engagement Intern will undertake a number of research, advocacy, online communications, and administrative tasks in support of the Vice President for International Conservation and Corporate Strategies, and the International Wildlife Conservation Team as a whole. He or she will manage and create content across multiple websites and social media platforms in order to promote the work of the International Team and to build our constituency for the 'conservation movement'. The International Program and Online Engagement Intern will represent the program under a variety of circumstances, including managing correspondence, planning meetings/events, posting online engagement, and attending events and conferences to report back. Additionally, the International Program and Online Engagement Intern will frequently aid the D.C. office with administrative tasks such as front desk duty, watering plants, and taking and distributing meeting minutes; and support the Congressional advocacy initiatives of other D.C. office programs, for example helping to organize rallies and lobby trainings. Therefore, excellent interpersonal and communications skills are essential. Furthermore, the intern may work with some of the International Team's partners, so Spanish/Portuguese proficiency is preferred.

In this role you will:

  • Write factsheets, due diligence reports, event proposals, and organizational updates;
  • Research specific topics as needed for the team;
  • Book travel and file expenses;
  • Maintain the VPs calendar, schedule meetings, take and distribute meeting minutes, aid in event creation, and provide logistical support;
  • Manage the VP's inbox and contacts database;
  • Create and manage content creation across multiple websites, blogs, and social media platforms; and
  • Translate Spanish/Portuguese/English documents, presentations, and blogs.


  • BA/BS degree in natural resources management, conservation biology, environmental policy, international relations/political science, international development, or other relevant field
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Strong research and editing skills
  • Strong organizational skills and keen attention to detail
  • Proven ability to multitask among competing priorities
  • Strong social media skills in platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, and Instagram
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook; experience using WordPress platforms a plus
  • Demonstrated commitment to environmental advocacy a plus
  • Professional language proficiency in Spanish and/or Portuguese preferred
  • International travel experience a plus
  • The employee's actions are expected to reflect the staff values of the National Wildlife Federation: collaboration, mindfulness, empowerment, inclusivity, and mission focus.

This position is 24 weeks but may be extended to a maximum of 48 weeks.

Interested candidates should submit both a cover letter and resume. We offer excellent benefits, a flexible work environment, opportunities to work within and learn more about the conservation and environmental policy space, and opportunities to network with a variety of organizations and individuals in D.C. The National Wildlife Federation is committed to building a diverse team and strongly encourages candidates from all backgrounds to apply.  A background check will be conducted on the selected candidate.


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