Conservation Science Network internship
Sound science underpins effective conservation. WWF has a wealth of scientific expertise across its offices around the world, ranging from anthropologists to zoologists and encompassing the biological, physical, and social sciences. For these scientists to contribute most to achieving WWF’s mission, they need to communicate, collaborate, and coordinate with each other. A range of services to enable these interactions and facilitate access to the latest scientific information is being provided by the new WWF Conservation Science Network. We are looking for a motivated intern to help us continue to develop and promote the CSN, with an emphasis on maintaining and growing online resources.
Internship responsibilities may include website administration (including adding/editing pages, uploading new content and structuring information across the portal); moderating discussions/forums; synthesizing weekly literature digests and relevant science news items; interviewing scientists across the global WWF network to produce profiles or collect items of interest; planning activities to generate online activity; identifying and inviting WWF scientists to participate in network activities; developing new promotional material and increasing outreach; and generally playing a central role in the Science Network team.
A successful candidate with have strong research, writing, and communication skills; experience using literature databases; knowledge of social networking; Drupal, HTML and database experience a plus but not required; and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Knowledge of CSS; background in conservation, and international experience preferred. This internship is an excellent opportunity to interact with scientists in WWF-US and around the world; learn about WWF and its projects; get exposure to a wide range of conservation science topics; and play a key role in building a new science community.
Stipend: Unpaid. The intern must receive academic credit or a stipend through his/her university for their work.
Hours: Expected to work at least 15-20 hours per week. Monday-Thursday preferred.
Due date: This internship will remain posted until filled.
Contact: To apply send resume, cover letter and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org.