International Climate Cooperation Fall Intern

World Wildlife Fund
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
  • Posted
    Aug 07

Position description

World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks an international climate cooperation summer intern. The international climate cooperation pillar (ICCP) of WWF’s climate team seeks a full-time intern to primarily assist with research, analysis, and coordination to support the team’s work on engagement within the UN climate talks and efforts to support countries to meet or exceed their nationally determined contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement. This intern might also assist other projects related to planning for the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) in California and aviation climate policy.


Major Function: Assist with planning, coordination, and research for a variety of projects supporting WWF’s international climate cooperation work related to the Paris Agreement under the UNFCCC.  

  • Undertake research and writing assignments related to the Paris Agreement, Talanoa Dialogue, and major international climate milestones, such as COP24. This includes reviewing and synthesizing country and non-Party positions in the UNFCCC climate negotiations, including submissions to the Talanoa Dialogue.

  • Assist with planning and coordination within WWF-US, the global WWF Network and with external partners. This includes outreach to WWF offices to get intelligence on the status of country positions.

  • Support logistics for WWF’s involvement in COP24.

  • Support logistics and planning of WWF’s work to engage offices working on developing multi-stakeholder coalitions to support countries’ implementation of nationally determine contributions (NDCs).


Minimum Requirements: 

Undergraduate or graduate student pursuing degree in environmental studies, international relations, or a related field. The ideal candidate with demonstrate the following:

  • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills;

  • Outstanding attention to detail;

  • Event planning experience is a plus; 

  • Strong organizational skills;

  • Skilled with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint);

  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously;

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team;

  • Familiarity with international climate agreements, such as the Paris Agreement, and related processes, such as the Talanoa Dialogue;

  • International experience is desired but not required.

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

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