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BR-10 Amazon Research Assistant Intern

World Wildlife Fund
Washington, DC 20001
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BR-10 Amazon Research Assistant Intern

Type: Short Term (Fixed Term)
# of Openings: 1
WWF Washington, DC


WWF Overview

For 60 years, WWF has worked to help people and nature thrive. As one of the worlds leading conservation organization, WWF works in more than 100 countries, connecting cutting-edge conservation science with the collective power of our partners in the field more than one million supporters in the United States and five million globally, as well as partnerships with communities, companies, and governments.

Our vision for diversity, equity and inclusion at WWF is an organization as diverse as the world we protect; where the richness of all our unique views, experiences, and backgrounds combines to create the most sustainable and inclusive conservation outcomes possible bringing the greatest benefit to the planet and every person who lives on it.

Across the many cultures and individuals that represent WWF, we are unified by one mission, one brand, and one common set of values: Courage, Respect, Integrity and Collaboration.

Internships at WWF

WWFs internship program vision is to recruit professionals early in their careers who bring fresh thinking and innovation to the environmental and conservation sector and are well positioned to develop into the next generation of leaders. Our mission is to increase exposure of students from underrepresented populations to conservation and environmental careers, provide professional development opportunities, reduce the barriers to attracting a diverse pool of internship candidates, and develop a pipeline for future WWF hires from underrepresented populations.

Position Summary

World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the worlds leading conservation organizations, seeks an Amazon Research Assistant Intern to work with the Senior Director for the Amazon on the Forest Team to carry out research and analysis to inform WWFs strategy in the Amazon and provide input into communication materials developed to describe and disseminate WWFs strategy in the Amazon.


Internship Description:

  • Review scientific papers, reports, and other publications about the Amazon and analyze and synthesize relevant information; prepare written and/or Powerpoint summaries
  • Attend online meetings and webinars; take notes and prepare summaries of key points
  • Compile database of Amazon facts and figures with associated bibliographic references

Skills and Abilities

Minimum Requirements:

  • Interest in conservation and international development in Latin America
  • Interest in learning about the Amazon
  • Reading proficiency in Spanish; reading, writing, and spoken proficiency preferred. Knowledge of Portuguese a plus.
  • Ability to translate written materials from Spanish to English
  • Knowledge of MS Office, especially Powerpoint
  • Knowledge of Geographic Information Systems software (E.g., ArcInfo, ArcGIS) to be able to prepare illustrative maps a plus.

Learning Outcomes

This section could be a bulleted set of skills and/or topics an intern would gain subsequent to completing the internship. This could include knowledge or proficiency in a certain type of software, deeper understanding of a certain technical topic, other skills such as workshop planning or event management, etc.

  • Increased knowledge of the Amazon forest and freshwater ecosystem, the challenges related to its conservation and development, and promising approaches to confronting those challenges.
  • Improved online research capacity
  • Ability to synthesize technical material and explain it in clear simple language for a non-technical audience



  • Pursuing either an Associates or Bachelors Degree program in biology, ecology, environmental sciences, geography, or related field
  • Excellent research skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Organized and self-motivated
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Identifies and aligns with the core values of the WWF organization: Courage, Integrity, Respect & Collaboration


US Remote WWF employs interns in all states with the exception of: Alabama, Arkansas, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Wisconsin, Wyoming.


Paid - $15 per hour (35 hours per week)

One time stipend net $100

How to apply: Please submit a resume & cover letter through our Careers Page, Requisition #BR-10 no later than May 17th, 2021, 11:59 PM EST. If selected for the role, you will need to provide 2 letters of recommendation as part of the WWF application process.

* Please note that intern must have U.S. work authorization that does not require sponsorship of a visa.

As an EOE/AA employer, WWF will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicants race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or protected Veteran status.


Posted: 2021-05-19 Expires: 2021-06-19

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