Internship: Water Stewardship
The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is one of the world’s most important nature protection organisations. With projects in more than a hundred countries, our mission is to preserve the world’s biological diversity. At the same time, we aim to strengthen people’s awareness of the need to deal responsibly with the natural resources that provide the basis for life itself – which also includes a sustainable economy. More than five million people support us by donating money or by becoming personally involved.
Globally, water resources are increasingly under stress. As companies need water for their value creation, they have a clear interest of reducing the water risks they are facing. Since 10 years, WWF has been working on finding solutions to corporate water risks. The Water Risk Filter tool is one of WWF’s flagship tool for raising corporate awareness of water risks and driving water stewardship actions. The open position is a great opportunity for a recent graduate to join the world’s leading conservation NGO. The role focusses on supporting the Water Risk Filter team to deliver on corporate partnership deliverables as well as support other data analysis and GIS mapping of water Risk - to achieve WWF’s Freshwater Practice Goals.
WWFs Water Stewardship Hub based a WWF Germany is looking - as soon as possible for 6 months in full-time employment - for an Intern Water Stewardship (m/f/d)
This requires mainly the following skills:
- Support the Water Risk Filter Team with data analysis and deliverables (e.g. report writing, powerpoint presentations) related to corporate partnerships as well as projects for achieving the goals of WWF’s Freshwater Practice
- Support raising awareness for the Water Risk Filter externally with the development of communication materials (e.g., case studies, blogs, reports, publications)
- Desktop research on textile industrial organizations, standards, training materials, guidelines, policies, and other relevant resources
- Provide support in the development of a textile factory assessment and improvement system
- You identify with the objectives of WWF and have the following credentials/qualifications:
- University degree (at least Bachelor or in final year of Bachelor) in one of the following areas: GIS, natural resources management, environmental sciences, ecology, engineering, textile science, data & communications or related fields
- Currently enrolled at a German university or about to start a master programme in Germany
- Excellent GIS and data analysis skills
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Be able to conduct desk-top research independently assigned by program team with high-quality results to be delivered on time
- Detailed-oriented, accountable with can-do manner
- Ability to work under pressure and with multiple timelines
- Working experience with private sector, ideally textile sector, directly on sustainability topics will be preferred
- Fluent in Business English; Desirable: fluent in Chinese and/or other languages
Would you like to work together with us for the protection of nature and the environment?
If so, then please apply online using our application form and include a statement regarding your availability.
For a contact person, Eveline Werner will be glad to help you. As an international organization, we support a diverse working environment that is based on justice and mutual respect. We welcome applications from individuals regardless of their ethnic, social or national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or political stance.