BR-2331 Program Operations Undergraduate Intern

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World Wide Fund for Nature

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Washington, DC, United States

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15 days ago

WWF Overview
For 60 years, WWF has worked to help people and nature thrive. As one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, 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.

BRIDGE – Building Relationships, Inclusivity, Diversity, Growth, and Excellence
WWF’s diversity-focused internship program, BRIDGE, aims 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
This position provides the opportunity to gain valuable experience in NGO grants and financial management with exposure to Smart Simple, WWF’s grants management system and Workday Adaptive Planning, while supporting one of the world's leading conservation organizations. WWF's Program Operations team is seeking a Program Operations Undergraduate intern to maintain and update grant records in Smart Simple, documenting processes and procedures, update content on Program Operations’ Sharepoint site, and operations manual. In addition, as we close the fiscal year, this position may help close outgoing funding agreements with partners.
Internship Description:

Responsibilities may include:
  • Enter detailed summaries of project goals and objectives for Government-funded Agreements into Smart Simple, referencing the original proposal and/or program description attached to the award.
  • Update Smart Simple status fields to Expired for all Government, Network, and Other Agreement records in which the end date has passed.
  • Update, develop and enhance content on the Program Operations Sharepoint site.
  • Update the Program Operations manual for new processes and procedures.
  • Assist in the closeout of outgoing agreements in Workday and Smart Simple, coordinate with both budget managers and agreement coordinators to ensure all requirements for closeout are met.
Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be an actively enrolled student and not received degree at time of internship start date.
  • Pursuing an Associate’s or Bachelor’s program.
  • Proficiency with Excel.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Identifies and aligns with WWF’s core values: Courage, Integrity, Respect, and Collaboration:
  • Demonstrates courage by speaking up even when it is difficult, or unpopular.
  • Builds trust with colleagues by acting with integrity, owning mistakes, and holding oneself accountable.
  • Welcomes other points of view and ideas, recognizing and embracing different and contrary perspectives with kindness, curiosity, and encouragement.
  • Makes conscious efforts to promote cooperative practices, behaviors, and ways of working across many groups and individuals.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Accounting and/or finance course experience.

Learning Outcomes

  • Experience with grants management processes and systems, Smart Simple.
  • Experience working with Workday Adaptive Planning systems – systems used across many businesses and not-for-profit organizations.
  • Learn critical components of government sub-agreements and close out requirements.
  • Experience working with a welcoming, high performing professional team.

WWF interns will be provided a set of professional development opportunities, aimed at increasing their exposure to conservation and sustainability careers. This includes:

  • Development discussions with their manager;
  • Up to two online courses through Cornell University’s eCornell program;
  • Speed mentoring with different WWF teams;
  • Opportunity to present their work to intern peers and WWF staff;
  • Session on resume and interviewing best practices.

Interns will also have access to an array of networking opportunities. This includes meetings with WWF’s CEO, the senior management team, Employee Resource Groups, and representatives from other departments.

US-DC-Washington or US-Remote: WWF employs interns in all states with the exception of: Alabama, Hawaii, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Nevada, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Wyoming.

Paid - $17 per hour (full-time, 35 hours per week)

Internship will run from June 5, 2023 to August 11, 2023

How to
A pply :
Please submit a resume & cover letter through our Careers page, Requisition# BR-2331. In your cover letter, please describe your relevant skills and experience for this position and include a discussion of 1) how you have demonstrated a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and 2) what you hope to gain from the internship.

If selected for the role, you will need to provide 1 letter 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.

WWF is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace and requires all US-based staff to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. WWF will consider requests for accommodation from the vaccine requirement based on disability, medical contraindication, sincerely held religious belief, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.

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