IN-22049 Policy and Government Affairs Fall 2022 Intern

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  • Added Date: Monday, 27 June 2022
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World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the worldโ€™s leading conservation organization, seeks a Policy and Government Affairs Fall 2022 Intern.

Major Function

The Policy and Government Affairs 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 Policy 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 agenciesโ€™ roles, policies, and positions on issues relating to WWFโ€™s mission and writing of brief materials about U.S. government agencies. Outreach may entail covering congressional hearings and markups, and preparing and attending congressional, administration, and 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), environment and security, climate change, and energy.

Responsibilities

Research, writing & analysis on various topics which may include food and water security, foreign assistance, marine and fisheries issues, species and climate change, plastic pollution, and USAID specific topicsLegislative tracking and researchAttend Congressional hearings and briefings, and NGO coalition meetingsOutreach to Capitol Hill and the Administration on legislation and rulemaking

Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:

Only enrolled students are eligible for this internship as you must be able to receive academic credit from your current academic institution. Able to work either part time or full time, depending on class schedule and availability. Please note: This internship is for Fall 2022.

Desired Skills and Qualities:

Undergraduate studentInterest in conservation and international development issues with a concentration in International Relations, Public Policy, American Government, or Political ScienceInterest and willingness to learn about Capitol Hill, the Administration (specifically USAID, U.S. State Department, and Millennium Challenge Corporation) and other non-governmental organizationsUS Government internship experienceExcellent written and verbal communications skillsAbility to work in a fast-paced environment, collaboratively and independentlyStrong interpersonal skills crucial for developing working relationships, internally and externallyStrong organizational skillsAttention to detailIdentifies and aligns with the core values of the WWF organization: Courage, Integrity, Respect & Collaboration Demonstrates courage by speaking up even when it is difficult, or unpopular.Builds trust with colleagues by acting with integrity, owning mistakes, and holding oneself accountable.Welcomes other points of view and ideas, recognizing and embracing different and contrary perspectives with kindness, curiosity, and encouragement.Makes conscious efforts to promote cooperative practices, behaviors, and ways of working across many groups and individuals.

Location:

Washington, DC

Compensation:

Unpaid. For all unpaid internships, applicants must be enrolled in school and be able to obtain academic course credit from their university.

*Please note that WWF does not provide VISA sponsorship to interns

US Remote โ€“ WWF employs interns in all states with the exception of: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Wyoming.

To Apply:

Submit cover letter and resume through our Careers Page, Requisition #IN-22049Due to the high volume of applications we are not able to respond to inquiries via phone

As an EOE/AA employer, WWF will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicantโ€™s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or protected Veteran status. WWF values diversity and inclusion and welcomes diverse candidates to apply.

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