International Climate & Energy Intern
National Wildlife Federation - Washington, DC

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Do you want to be at the forefront of solving global warming, reconnecting our children with nature, and protecting America’s wildlife and habitat? The National Wildlife Federation (NWF), the nation’s largest conservation organization, has an exciting opening for a young and aspiring professional.

The International Climate & Energy Program (ICE) advocates for market-based approaches to reducing tropical deforestation, as well as for sustainable production of biofuels and other energy sources. Specifically, ICE works to improve international standards to make the rapidly expanding biofuels industry environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable. The program is currently seeking a motivated and organized individual for a full time, paid internship at NWF’s National Advocacy Center (NAC) in Washington DC. Minimum six-month commitment is required, with the possibility to extend the internship to eleven months.


The ICE Intern mainly assists the senior advisor of the program in the following capacities:
  • Conduct research on policy issues and technologies related to climate change, deforestation, and biofuels as requested;
  • Provide administrative support, including answering telephones, handling correspondence, filing, and responding to requests for information;
  • Coordinate events by preparing email lists, making travel arrangements, scheduling, and providing other logistical support;
  • Assist with various ongoing projects, such as corresponding with project constituents and partners and managing project documents;
  • Manage budgets, including preparing budgets and tracking monthly statements, monitoring grant information, and preparing reports and reimbursement requests;
  • Attend and report on meetings, briefings, and hearings; and
  • Fulfill NAC-wide administrative duties.

  • BA/BS degree in international relations/political science, international development, natural resources management, or a relevant field.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Strong research and editing skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and keen attention to detail.
  • Proven ability to multitask with competing priorities.
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Demonstrated commitment to environmental advocacy a plus.
  • Professional language proficiency in Spanish, Portuguese, and/or Chinese preferred.
** Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. More consideration will be given to early applicants. **

National Wildlife Federation is America’s conservation organization passionate about protecting wildlife for our children’s future. NWF offers an excellent benefits package. NWF is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity.

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