BR-2303 America is All In Climate Justice Undergraduate Intern
For 60 years, WWF has worked to help people and nature thrive. As one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, WWF works in more than 100 countries, connecting cutting-edge conservation science with the collective power of our partners in the field – more than one million supporters in the United States and five million globally, as well as partnerships with communities, companies, and governments.
Our vision for diversity, equity and inclusion at WWF is an organization as diverse as the world we protect; where the richness of all our unique views, experiences, and backgrounds combines to create the most sustainable and inclusive conservation outcomes possible — bringing the greatest benefit to the planet and every person who lives on it.
Across the many cultures and individuals that represent WWF, we are unified by one mission, one brand, and one common set of values: Courage, Respect, Integrity and Collaboration.
BRIDGE – Building Relationships, Inclusivity, Diversity, Growth, and Excellence
WWF’s diversity-focused internship program, BRIDGE, aims to recruit professionals early in their careers who bring fresh thinking and innovation to the environmental and conservation sector and are well positioned to develop into the next generation of leaders. Our mission is to increase exposure of students from underrepresented populations to conservation and environmental careers, provide professional development opportunities, reduce the barriers to attracting a diverse pool of internship candidates, and develop a pipeline for future WWF hires from underrepresented populations.
A whole-of-society response is necessary to address our climate crisis. While the commitments made by national governments under the Paris Agreement helped move the needle, there is still a large gap between the level of commitments made and the scale of emissions reductions needed to help stay below 1.5°C temperature target. America Is All In is a coalition of cities, states, tribal nations, businesses, universities, and other institutions that supports and elevates non-federal climate leadership to push for an ambitious, collaborative, whole-of-society mobilization to address the climate crisis. America Is All In works to: accelerate and scale up ambitious non-federal climate, push and partner with the federal government, and elevate U.S. non-federal action on the global stage.
The intern will assist America Is All In (Climate) team with research projects and activities relevant to All In’s work on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice related objectives for 2023. The internship will offer opportunities to develop professional and networking skills while providing experience in an environmental non-profit organization. The intern will learn what it is like to work amongst many organizations in the climate space that run the work of America Is All In. The intern will assist America Is All In (climate) team with research projects and activities relevant to All In’s work on DEIJ related objectives for 2023.
The intern will support the following projects and activities, but are not limited to:
- Support climate justice-centered projects for a storytelling campaign.
- Assist with the development of knowledge products that come from subgrantee activities and deliverables for U.S. climate federal objectives.
- Provide logistical support for key national climate action events such as Climate Week.
- Conduct desktop research and build out databases.
- Must be an actively enrolled student and not received degree at time of internship start date.
- Pursuing an Associate's or Bachelor's program.
- Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel).
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Identifies and aligns with WWF’s core values: Courage, Integrity, Respect, and 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.
- Have a demonstrated interest in federal policy, climate change, environmental sciences, conservation, sustainability, natural resource management, environmental justice, environmental equity, or other related fields.
- Strong communications skills – written and verbal.
- Experience in an environmental nonprofit organization.
- Work amongst numerous organizations in climate within the America is All In network.
- Learn about federal policies, tools and resources associated with the implementation of climate and environmental justice practices in the realm of America Is All In work.
- Develop professional connections from meetings and networking opportunities with All In coalition partners and members.
- Develop skills in research and analysis, communications, organization, time management, and project completion.
- Learn and understand the logistics and components of event planning for major climate events and activities like Climate Week.
WWF interns will be provided a set of professional development opportunities, aimed at increasing their exposure to conservation and sustainability careers. This includes:
- Development discussions with their manager;
- Up to two online courses through Cornell University’s eCornell program;
- Speed mentoring with different WWF teams;
- Opportunity to present their work to intern peers and WWF staff;
- Session on resume and interviewing best practices.
Interns will also have access to an array of networking opportunities. This includes meetings with WWF’s CEO, the senior management team, Employee Resource Groups, and representatives from other departments.
Paid - $17 per hour (full-time, 35 hours per week)
Internship will run from June 5, 2023 to August 11, 2023
How to Apply:
Please submit a resume & cover letter through our Careers Page, Requisition# BR-2303. In your cover letter, please describe your relevant skills and experience for this position and include a discussion of 1) how you have demonstrated a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and 2) what you hope to gain from the internship.
If selected for the role, you will need to provide 1 letter of recommendation as part of the WWF application process.
* Please note that intern must have U.S. work authorization that does not require sponsorship of a visa.
WWF is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace and requires all US-based staff to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. WWF will consider requests for accommodation from the vaccine requirement based on disability, medical contraindication, sincerely held religious belief, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.
As an EOE/AA employer, WWF will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or protected Veteran status.
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