Youth Volunteer Internship Programme



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WWF Volunteer in Madagascar, October 2006 - jumping the air above a dirt track, with mountains and forest in the distance.
© Julien Chupin

So. You want to save the planet?

You're young and you've got a brain. Added to this, you've got a passion for the planet. All you need is the opportunity.
WWF is running a global volunteer/internship programme for a select number of young people in such places as Bhutan, Bolivia, Cameroon, Fiji, Greater Mekong, Madagascar, Paraguay.

To take part we'll make you jump through several hoops  - namely a torturous application form.

But if you get selected....

If you've got what it takes...

You are going to be in for the experience of a lifetime...

What you've already got...

  • A commitment to conservation
  • An ability to adapt to changing situations
  • An ability to work respectfully in cross-cultural situations
  • An ability to take direction from supervisors
  • The confidence to provide feedback to supervisors
  • A collaborative approach to working with colleagues
  • A capacity for ongoing learning
     

What you'll work on...

For example, you could find yourself working for such WWF Madagascar projects as:

What you'll learn...

  • Gain an insight and awareness of conservation as WWF practices it
  • Get an idea of the day-to-day reality & living standards of people in developing nations
  • Increase your cross-cultural understanding
  • Significantly improve your communication skills
  • Enhance your teamwork skills
  • Evolve your self-reliance skills
  • Improve your innate adaptability


BUT FIRST, TAKE A LOOK AT OUR OPENINGS

Check our current Volunteer/Internship Openings before submitting an application. Our assignments also include 'virtual' volunteering opportunities.


AND IF YOU WANT TO VOLUNTEER/INTERN WITH WWF IN YOUR HOME COUNTRY, SEE HERE FOR LINKS TO THE WWF NATIONAL VOLUNTEER/INTERNSHIP WEB PAGES


More info on WWF's work...

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Volunteer Interns in WWF Priority Programmes

Greater Mekong
  • Communications, Cambodia: Madelyn Duhon
  • Communications, Vietnam: Hanne Hill & Kayleigh Ghiot
Madagascar
  • Manambolo-Tsiribihina Mangrove Landscape & Climate Change: Amani Mabano, Caroline Mercer, Jan Claus Di Blasio, Feno Ravaoharisoa
  • Mangrove & fisheries management and poverty reduction in Ambaro Bay: Andry Andriamiadanarivo, Monica Chiriac, Stephanie Farrell, Sidonie Maurin, Clara Obregón Lafuente, Lovasoa Razafindravony, Marco Simons
Paraguay
  • Communications, Climate Change & Market Transformation:
    Xiomara Acevedo
Regional Office for Africa (Kenya) Tigers Alive
  • Communications, Thailand:
    Alex Walsh

Virtual Volunteers

WWF Madagascar
  • Communications
    Bilyana Spasova, Bulgaria
WWF International
  • Digital Content:
    Dorcus Arao, Uganda
    Illy Arnaudova, Bulgaria
    Rina Herzl, USA
    Beatrice Jurskyte, Lithuania
    Maryline Mangenot, France
    Dannee McGuire, UK
    Marina Monzeglio, Italy
    Elizabeth Scanlan, Ireland
    Katie Stoppiello, USA

    to help produce WWF success stories and Conservation Highlights
 / ©: WWF / Sudhanshu Sarronwala
Yolanda Kakabadse, WWF International President, and Carmen Maria Araceli Monges, a 20-year-old conservation leader and forest engineering student from Paraguay, winner of 2014 WWF International President’s Award
© WWF / Sudhanshu Sarronwala

WWF's 50 years of Conservation - Version Française

WWF's 50 years of conservation - Español


Virtual Gifts

Virtual Gifts / ©: WWF

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