African Wildlife Foundation

Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) has nearly 60 years of experience working to ensure wildlife and wildlands thrive in Africa. As one of the oldest and largest conservation organizations focused solely on the continent of Africa, AWF is the primary advocate for the protection of African wildlife and wildlands. AWF works across Africa implementing programs that are focused on safeguarding areas of high conservation value through a holistic suite of projects that protect land, conserve wildlife, improve the lives of local people by enhancing access to education and income-generating activities, and leverage conservation enterprises to promote economic growth that is not at the expense of Africa’s natural heritage.


Washington, DC

Internship #1 Description

The Intern will be working with the Corporate and Foundation Relations (C&F) team and Public Relations and Corporate Communications (PR&CC) team during the 10-week program. With the C&F team, the intern will provide supporting research on prospective corporate and foundation partners, as well as assist with project information gathering and editing of funding proposals and reports. For the PR&CC team, the intern will assist in developing internal and external communications materials to support projects and the communications needs of AWF. The intern will draft new articles in the news section on the website as well as provide support during PR campaigns, monitor curated social media accounts, and coordinate media relations.

Internship #2 Description

The Intern will be working with the Research team and the Digital Marketing team during the 10-week program. Working with the Research team, the intern will assist in prospect research for the Corporate and Foundation Relations team and the Donor Engagement team. The intern will also assist with creating briefing documents for both teams. With the Marketing team, the intern will assist in ensuring marketing materials reflect AWF's conservation metrics and correctly communicates impact. The intern will also support all of the digital marketing and fundraising efforts such as crafting compelling content for campaigns and monthly e-news to ensure AWF’s online audiences and members are informed, empowered, and engaged.

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10 Flexible 9:00am  5:00pm Yes No


Housing Information

If interns wish to stay in the area during their virtual internship, we suggest they use resources such as Craigslist and Bungalows to find housing in the DC metro area that is close to public transportation or within walking distance to the office.

Internship Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have the following experience:

  • Research
  • Event planning
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Social media experience

Additional or preferred qualifications:

  • Interest in African and global conservation challenges

Writing Sample

  • Research or Article

Special Requirements