The reality is this
Not everyone who applies will be successful, but here's what you can expect should your application make it gradually down the road to the field...
Fill in and submit your application form - obvious, yup, but just making sure we cover all bases :-)
Those lucky ones who make it to the next stage will get an email asking them to confirm they wish to be considered and to submit supporting documents (e.g. CV, employer & personal references for which you will find the template at the bottom of the application form). This happens soon after the application deadline.
Following the review of applications, the next stage is an interview on skype following which the final selection is made!
Pass that with flying colours and you'll be sent all relevant information regarding your assignment... and what you'll need to get done in the meantime. If you're at this stage, you're going all the way.... congratulations.
Don't give up!
Just to say - if you don't make it the first time round, don't give up. Hey! If it's one quality that will be admired it will be the fact that indeed you don't give up.
So how will you know when new positions will be open so you can re-apply?
The best way to stay informed is to check the openings page on a regular basis... Openings also appear on WWF's LinkedIn career page and job Tweets.
Anyway - best of luck with your application - and don't forget - any problems or questions you can email firstname.lastname@example.org