External Communications Intern
World Wide Fund for Nature
4 days ago
WWF - World Wide Fund for Nature
WWF is an independent conservation organization, with over 35 million followers and a global network active through local leadership in over 100 countries. Our mission is to stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment and to build a future in which people live in harmony with nature, by conserving the world's biological diversity, ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable, and promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption. Find out more at panda.org.
WWF has teams of experts working to protect the natural resources that sustain and inspire us.
Together, we are creating a world where people live in harmony with nature. Join us. Because together, anything is possible.
WWF's Earth Hour
Starting as a symbolic lights-out campaign in Sydney (Australia) in 2007, WWF’s Earth Hour has grown to become the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment, mobilizing millions to take action in over 190 countries and territories. It is an hour that unites the world. It empowers and inspires anyone to take part and harnesses the power of the crowd to create positive environmental impact.
Now going into its seventeenth year, Earth Hour continues to shine a light on climate change and nature loss - the two biggest environmental issues facing our planet today. The time for action has never been more critical. Earth Hour 2023 will encourage people around the world to switch off and speak up for nature - to stand in solitary for our one home.
Learn more at earthhour.org.
Internship Opportunity: Ever wondered what it feels like to be part of the biggest environmental movement on the planet? WWF International is seeking passionate and committed individuals to support our global team with the role based in Singapore. We are looking for candidates to work in brand and campaign development, community engagement, digital communications and design work across a wide variety of mediums. The opportunities are open to both students and young professionals, and the term of the internship is at least 4 months up to 6 months, starting January 2023.
What we are looking for:
Passion, enthusiasm and willingness to learn
Ability to work independently and with a team in a fast paced environment - big Zoom calls don’t intimidate you!
Proactive personality with positive working attitude
Interest in environmental, climate change and/or sustainability issues - bonus points if Greta Thunberg is your hero!
Depending on the length of arranged working hours, a stipend will be remunerated for the internship. Also, upon completion of this internship, you have the opportunity to request for a letter of recommendation based on your performance during the internship.
Internship period: January 2023 to June 2023
This role is part of the Media team at WWF International Communications and Marketing Division based in Singapore, reporting to the Media Relations Manager. The role is also part of the cross-functional Earth Hour global team.
Be part of a dynamic and diverse team - helping source content and stories from across our WWF and Earth Hour networks. As part of the global team you will have the opportunity to contribute fresh perspectives and help execute creative content in the form of blogs, photo stories, opinion pieces and more.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Support the team with media and issues monitoring and create regular news digest for the global network
Draft digital / web content (stories, news articles), press releases and other media assets
Plan editorial calendar with Comms Manager
Research and prepare reports on media engagement
Work with Internal Comms to source success stories from local Earth Hour teams and communities
Write Earth Hour 2022 Timeline
Manage and copy-write for Earth Hour Global blog
Support broader teams’ requests at ad-hoc basis
Required Skills and Competencies:
Interest in media and public relations
Excellent written and verbal English skills are a must along with the maturity to work in a global, multi-cultural environment
Ability to work independently with a team in a fast paced environment, prioritizing workload and managing deadlines effectively
Shows creativity in media campaigns and takes responsibility for outputs
Enjoys connecting with people with diverse perspectives and experiences
Willingness to learn about the global Earth Hour campaign and conservation goals of WWF
Interest in environmental and sustainability issues
This job description covers the main tasks. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary according to organisational needs.
We may also disclose personal data about you to our affiliates in the network in order to manage our relationship with you.
Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.