International Program and Online Engagement Intern

National Wildlife Federation Headquarters
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Internship
  • Apply by
    May-07-2018
  • Posted
    Apr 25

Position description

Founded in 1936, the National Wildlife Federation is America's largest and most trusted grassroots conservation organization with 51 state/territorial affiliates and more than six million members and supporters, including hunters, anglers, gardeners, birders, hikers, campers, paddlers, and outdoor enthusiasts of all stripes. The Federation's mission is to unite all Americans to ensure wildlife thrive in our rapidly changing world through programming focused on conserving wildlife, restoring habitats and waterways, expanding outdoor opportunities, connecting children with nature, and addressing the causes and consequences of climate change.

We are 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 and conversion" 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 online communications, research and administrative tasks in support of the Vice President for International Conservation and Corporate Strategies and the International Wildlife Conservation Team as a whole. The intern 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, developing online engagement content, 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. The intern will have the opportunity, if desired, to support the Congressional advocacy initiatives of other D.C. office programs, for example visiting Congressional offices to deliver key wildlife information. 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:

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

Qualifications

  • 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 organizational skills and keen attention to detail
  • Strong research and editing skills
  • Proven ability to multitask among competing priorities
  • Strong social media skills in platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook; experience using Adobe Creative Suite is a plus
  • Demonstrated commitment to environmental advocacy a plus
  • Professional language proficiency in Spanish and/or Portuguese preferred
  • International travel experience a plus

Application instructions

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