Global Campaigns Internship at WWF

CONTEXT

WWF is the world’s largest and most experienced independent conservation organisation and operates as a truly global network, served by a secretariat; WWF International. WWF plays a crucial role in influencing political processes and decision-making through targeted advocacy based on scientific evidence.

WWF International’s global campaigns team is responsible for identifying, designing and implementing conservation-driven campaigns and mobilizing the WWF network around them. The department develops campaigns that align national, regional and global approaches to the conservation work of WWF, fosters best-practice skills sharing and capacity-building and promotes a culture of campaigning within the network.

In April 2016, the WWF network will launch its most ambitious global campaign to date, to safeguard natural World Heritage sites from harmful industrial activities that threaten to degrade their value for people and nature.

WWF International is looking for an intern to support the advocacy-focused work streams of the WWF network’s next global campaign on protecting our shared natural heritage from damage from industrial pressures.

WHAT’S THE PURPOSE OF THIS ROLE?

  • Provide important research in support of the campaign work stream focused on influencing the World Heritage Committee.

  • Monitor information sources relating to the World Heritage system.

  • Support the drafting of materials for internal and external use.

  • As an intern, to gain experience and insights into the conduct of an advocacy-focused international campaign including, where appropriate, joining internal and external meetings.

WHAT SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE ARE NEEDED?

  • Ability to research, collate, synthesise and summarise information from assorted sources;

  • Ability to evaluate complex information and present it in a compelling and useful way;

  • Understanding of political systems and the role of NGOs in influencing and advocating for change;

  • Understanding of international political economy and an appreciation of the dynamics at play in intergovernmental processes;

  • Excellent written communication skills;

MINIMUM CRITERIA FOR THIS ROLE

  • Educated to degree level, ideally in international relations, international development, political science or similar.

  • Fluency in English. Other languages, particularly French, would be an asset.

  • Adheres to WWF’s values: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging.

Title: Global Campaigns Internship

Location: Woking, UK

Closing date: 16 April 2016

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