World Wildlife Fund is hiring an
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a Corporate Due Diligence Intern.
Due diligence is part of the full lifecycle of our corporate engagement process and helps WWF assess the potential areas of risk and opportunity and the strategic value of every WWF corporate partnership. WWF’s corporate due diligence approach examines potential corporate partners’ structure and operations as well as its environmental, social and governance policy, performance, and impacts. This paid internship provides an opportunity to practice project coordination and administrative skills in a professional setting, gain knowledge about corporate sustainability, global environmental issues, and contribute to WWF’s mission. The intern will work closely with members of WWF’s Private Sector Engagement and Development Teams. The work will involve processing requests and developing internal WWF resources and tools for corporate due diligence.
Manage queue of due diligence research requests
Coordinating with WWF Private Sector Engagement and Development teams and external consultants
Prioritizing incoming requests based on coordination with others
Updating SharePoint databases with incoming information and decisions
Pull due diligence reports from licensed ESG databases and make recommendations on how to use the database resources to improve due diligence business process
Plan and evaluate success of training for WWF corporate relationship managers on interpreting corporate due diligence research in collaboration with expert consultant
Document business process changes, post guidance materials to SharePoint site, and recommend business process and SharePoint site improvements
Schedule internal consultations for the development of new due diligence resources
Conduct occasional desktop prospect and due diligence research on potential partners
Other research duties as assigned such other corporate engagement or donor opportunities, agricultural commodity supply chains, or available tools or resources.
Current or recent graduate student in a relevant field such as business administration, international environmental policy, natural resources, business, agriculture & rural development, environmental science, or sustainable development are preferred; highly qualified undergraduate students may be considered;
Full-time (35 hours per week) for ~6 months with extension to 1 year considered;
Excellent research, writing, and analytical skills;
Administrative and project management experience, including organized attention to details;
Ability to work productively on both independent research assignments and as part of a team;
Proactive problem-solving and good communication skills (written and verbal);
Proficiency in Microsoft SharePoint, Teams, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
Fluency in English
Demonstrated familiarity with database management, enterprise risk management, global environmental impact trends, business-related environmental impacts or corporate sustainability strategy is preferred.
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.
Paid - $20 per hour
Remote - Washington, D.C.
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. WWF values diversity and inclusion and welcomes diverse candidates to apply.