Date Added: 10 November 2017
: 19 November 2017
Job Title: Public Affairs Intern
Working For: WWF
Location: Woking, Surrey
Salary: UK living wage - £8.45 per hour
There is some flexibility in the starting date (January), we will also be recruiting for an intern in April.
WWF-UK is the world’s largest and most experienced independent conservation organisation and operates in a truly global network. It plays a crucial role in influencing political decision-making on issues such as climate change, marine protection and illegal trading of endangered species.
WWF-UK is looking for an Intern who wishes to gain experience in political lobbying to join its busy public affairs team for three months.
WWF-UK’s Public Affairs team lobbies on a broad range of environmental issues including climate change, international development, deforestation, rivers and the marine environment, and unsustainable consumption.
The Public Affairs team consists of four employees with some administrative support. You will be expected to support the team in their advocacy work across the wide variety of political and environmental issues in Westminster and Whitehall.
What’s the purpose of this role?
Key duties will include:
•Political research on environmental issues
•Tracking relevant political events in Parliament and Government
•Drafting political correspondence and briefings for MPs
•Meeting with MPs and civil servants
•Helping organise Parliamentary events
•Providing administrative support to the team
What skills, knowledge and experience are needed?
•Hold a degree in politics or a similar discipline. For the July position we are willing to consider a current undergraduate studying politics or similar.
•A good understanding of the political process and how Parliament operates
•Experience of researching complex issues and organising events
•Excellent written and communications skills
•Ability to work to tight deadlines
•Ability to work independently and in a team
•An understanding and empathy of environmental issues is essential
Closing Date: 19 November 2017
To apply please visit our website at:
At WWF-UK we are committed to creating an inclusive working environment, where diversity is valued and there is equality of opportunity. We therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community and we offer a range of benefits to encourage a work life balance.