The Volunteer Internship Application Form | WWF

The Volunteer Internship Application Form

Things you should know...

WWF recruits volunteers/interns aged 19 to 27 for assignments in Africa, Asia/Pacific & Latin America, as well as at WWF International in Gland, Switzerland.

Openings are posted as and when they become available... Still interested?

First, click here to check out our Current Openings

and then complete the application form below.

Before you apply for an opening, please carefully read the tasks involved and ensure you meet the requirements (i.e. skills and competencies)

For assignments in Madagascar & Cameroon, it is essential you have a good level of French. Likewise, Spanish is required for Latin America.

Don't forget to read the Background Information/Application Preamble in the righthand column to find out the benefits if you are selected for an assignment.

Please note

Behavioural compentencies for WWF assignments:

Adhere to WWF’s values, which are Passionate & Optimistic, Challenging & Inspiring, Credible & Accountable, and Persevering & Delivering Results

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...and a bit of advice

Don't drive yourself insane by trying to fill in this form on-line straight-off.

Our advice would be to construct your answers in a word document, then copy & paste them into this form. It also means you have a back-up copy! Could save you from being in a whole world of pain :-)

Or, fax to WWF at +41 22 364 0332 or send by email
  • Financial obligations

  • Are you able to afford, upon acceptance to the programme, your roundtrip airfare, visa, vaccinations, food and personal items? This could come to approx. Euro 2,500 depending on location & duration of the assignment

    If your answer is "No" your application will be reviewed, but all candidates are encouraged to actively seek sponsorship. WWF covers accommodation, local transport, medical insurance, coaching, logistics & coordination of the programme.
  • Identification

    A few facts about yourself...

    Please do not use initials or abbreviations.

  • (year, month, day)
  • Are you

  • Contact Information

  • Please ensure you include your postal code.
  • (include any applicable country, area, city codes, extensions)
  • (include any applicable country, area, city codes, extensions)
  • Languages & Locations

    Please be aware you need to speak French to apply for openings in Cameroon, Madagascar & Senegal. Likewise Spanish for assignments in Latin America.

  • What's your French like?

  • What's your Spanish like?

  • Please indicate for which opening you are applying for. Please note the requirements of the placement (language, skill sets)
  • Current status

  • I am a...

  • Education

    Please tell us about your current or most relevant education...

  • Tell us more about what the course involved.
  • Relevant Paid Work and Volunteer Experience

    Tell us about the most relevant experience that you have had (now or in the past) that you feel would help your application.

  • Type

  • What tasks or duties did you have to carry out.
  • Lifestyle and Motivation Questions

  • Say you get offered the chance to go, what do you think it will be like, what do you see yourself doing, and what do you hope to achieve? This isn't a trick question, it's just so that - if you are chosen - we can properly orientate you to what it is going to be like, and what you are likely to get out of it.
  • Recap, checklist and references...

    If your application is taken forward, WWF will ask you to have one each of the employer's and personal reference forms completed. Family members cannot provide references. You may also be required to provide a copy of your passport biodata.

    Good luck!

  • OK - have you answered all the questions and completed all the relevant fields above?

    Just double check, because once you click "send" below, there is no going back.
  • * Required information

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If you have any questions about this application, suffered any problems or have a comment, you can email

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