The National Wildlife Federation has a paid eleven-month internship starting September 2011 in its Wildlife and Climate Safeguards Team located in the Washington DC based NWF Advocacy Center. To apply: https://careers.nwf.org/ext/detail.asp?jobid=nwf2180. No phone calls please.
The Wildlife and Climate Safeguards Intern will support NWF’s Climate Change Safeguards team, which focuses on climate change adaptation, wildlife protection and responsible renewable energy development. Major team initiatives include development of criteria and guidance for carrying out climate-smart conservation, ecosystem-based approaches for human community climate adaptation, and wildlife-friendly approaches to wind and solar energy. The Safeguards team also is involved in policy and legislative work on issues such as State Wildlife Action Plans, endangered species, invasive species, land protection and management, and conservation funding.
Intern assignment will include:
Qualifications/Skills: Minimum Bachelors with degree or experience in natural resource management, conservation biology, or environmental policy/advocacy; interest in policy and legislative affairs desirable. Should have good expository writing skills; facility reviewing technical policy and/or scientific documents, excellent phone and interpersonal skills; must have ability to conduct independent research; computer literacy a must (MS Office suite and internet applications); graphic design or GIS skills are useful but not essential.
National Wildlife Federation's mission is "Inspiring Americans to Protect Wildlife for our Children's Future".