International Programs Online Engagement Fellow

National Wildlife Federation Headquarters
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    May 31

Position description

Founded in 1936, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) has grown into America's largest conservation organization with 51 state/territorial affiliates and more than six million members and supporters nationwide. The mission of the National Wildlife Federation is to unite all Americans to ensure wildlife thrive in our rapidly changing world, and the Federation is committed to inspiring all people around our shared love of nature and wildlife by creating a welcoming and inclusive community representative of all Americans. 

We are seeking an International Programs Online Engagement Fellow to join our team in our Washington, D.C. office.  NWF Fellows must be available to work a 40-hour weekly schedule.  This 11-month position offers $15.00/hour plus core benefits. 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, wood and biomaterial feedstocks.  Our work also focuses on advancing strong and comprehensive international agreements that protect forests and global climate. This fast-paced, demanding fellowship requires dealing with many interlinked activities, often across different time zones, and grasping complex issues subject to rapid change.

You will undertake a number of online communications, research and administrative tasks in support of the Senior Manager for Tropical Forests and Agriculture, the Vice President for International Conservation and Corporate Strategies, and the International Wildlife Conservation Team as a whole.  You will create and manage 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.  Additionally you will represent the program under a variety of circumstances, including managing correspondence, planning meetings/events, developing online engagement content, attending events and conferences to report back, and logistical support.  You will frequently aid the D.C. office with administrative tasks such as front desk duty, watering plants, and taking and distributing meeting minutes.  If desired, you will have the opportunity to support the domestic advocacy initiatives of other NWF programs, for example visiting Congressional offices to deliver key wildlife information.  Excellent interpersonal and communications skills are essential.  Furthermore, you may work with some of the International Team's partner organizations, so French and/or Spanish proficiency is required.

In this role you will:

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


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English;
  • Professional language proficiency in French and/or Spanish;
  • BA/BS degree in natural resources management, conservation biology, environmental policy, international relations/political science, international development or other relevant field
  • 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 or similar software is a plus;
  • Demonstrated commitment to environmental advocacy a plus;
  • International travel experience a plus.

Your actions are expected to reflect the staff values of the National Wildlife Federation: collaboration, mindfulness, empowerment, inclusivity, and mission focus.

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