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Communications Fellow

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Washington, DC


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Nov 1, 2022

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Founded in 1936, the National Wildlife Federation has grown into America's largest and most trusted grassroots conservation organization with 52 state/territorial affiliates and more than six million members and supporters, including hunters, anglers, gardeners, birders, hikers, campers, paddlers, and outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and stripes. The mission of the National Wildlife Federation is to unite all Americans to ensure wildlife thrive in our rapidly changing world. We advance this mission through programming focused on conserving wildlife, restoring habitats and waterways, expanding outdoor opportunities, connecting children with nature, advancing environmental justice, and addressing the causes and consequences of climate change.


The Climate Equity Collaborative (CEC) is a public-private-partnership that engages nontraditional partners, with emphasis on our youth and underserved communities, in climate planning and development efforts. While the problems stemming from climate inequality are vast, CEC is focused on Youth (K-12), historically Black colleges and universities (HBCU) and minority serving institutions who are largely unseen, unheard, and under-resourced in climate change and public health decision-making within their communities.


We are currently seeking a Communications Fellow who will work across many different areas of conservation, advocacy, education, and community engagement to support the Climate Equity Collaborative. The Communications Fellow reports to the Digital Content Manager for the National Education and Engagement program and will also work collaboratively with national and regional Education program staff.


You will have significant opportunities for professional development and growth.


This position is part of NWF’s fellowship program. NWF Fellows must be available to work a 40-hour weekly schedule. This 6-month position offers $20.00 per hour plus core benefits.


In this role you will:


  • Assist the Digital Content Manager and K-12 Coordinator with social media content.
  • Assist with the creation of flyers, newsletters, and other digital communications and content.
  • Maintain a consistent look and feel across all social media platforms that strictly adheres to NWF brand standards.
  • Ensure all visual content is inclusionary, equitable and upholds NWF's diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice values.
  • A commitment to centering and amplifying the stories of historically excluded and marginalized groups.
  • Assist the Digital Content Manager with the tracking and analysis of social media metrics to improve performance.
  • Stay current on social media best practices. Understanding of best practices in web/mobile design and functionality, social media, SEO, digital accessibility, and web analytics.


CEC aims to engage a motivated individual on the ground floor of our public-private-partnership team with the following capacities and interests:


  • Commitment to human health, climate education, equity, innovation, and partnership
  • An interest in social media management and non-profit storytelling
  • Experience with Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, and other social media platforms is preferred but not required.
  • Strong commitment to professional growth and building strong equity and justice competencies
  • Excellent writing and oral communications skills
  • Strong editing skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and flexibility
  • The ability to work independently and cooperatively across teams and finish projects with minimal supervision
  • Good multi-tasking and time management skills, including meeting deadlines


Preferred (not required):


  • International competencies (language skills and/or time abroad)
  • Willing to occasionally travel internationally, nationally, and regionally


NWF Values:


Your actions are expected to reflect the staff values of the National Wildlife Federation: collaboration, mindfulness, empowerment, inclusivity, and mission focus. Your competencies should include:


  • Being motivated by values of equity and responsibility to those most marginalized;
  • Consistently bringing a high level of empathy and social skills to work and interpersonal interactions;
  • Being committed to deepening an environmental justice approach in policy priorities, program development and partner engagement;
  • Actively seeks feedback, direction, and guidance from all team members and keeps staff informed of decisions that impact them;
  • Being dedicated to advancing NWF’s internal equity transformation and compelling partners and allies to incorporate equity into their work; and
  • Passion for and commitment to NWF's mission


Location and Work Mode:


This position will be based in our National Advocacy Center in Washington, DC. The National Wildlife Federation is committed to a flexible and empowered work environment with an authentic community of care for all staff. In this position, the employee may work in in the office, in a hybrid manner, or fully remote, to be decided jointly with their supervisor in the final stages of the interview process.


COVID Consideration:


The National Wildlife Federation closely follows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease and has implemented processes that promote the safety of our employees, candidates, and communities. Because the health of our employees and candidates is a top priority, we conduct our hiring process virtually via phone or video until further notice. We are currently starting our positions as remote, but will transition to onsite work when our offices re-open, expected to be in 2022. Proof of vaccination will be required as a condition to join the National Wildlife Federation.




Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Candidates should submit a resume and cover letter.

We strive to increase diversity, equity, inclusion and justice (DEIJ) in all elements of our work and with our partners to support the interdependent needs of wildlife and people in a rapidly changing world. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote regardless of race, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity (including gender nonconformity and status as a transgender individual), age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, genetic information, past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are invited to learn more about National Wildlife Federation’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion at


We recognize that people come with a wealth of experience and talent beyond just the technical requirements of a job, therefore our job descriptions are guidelines, not hard and fast rules. Your experience, which may include paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work, helps build the competencies and knowledge that translates to our openings. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is a key to innovation and a culture of excellence. Therefore, we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to our positions.


Please let us know if you require accommodations during the application or interview process by reaching us at or 703-438-6244.


If selected for this position, a background check will be conducted.

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