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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.

To support our mission, we are seeking an Outreach Intern to join our team in New Orleans, LA. The Outreach Intern will help advance the goals of NWF’s Mississippi River Delta (MRD) Restoration Program in Louisiana. Through this program, NWF works in coalition with national and regional partners to advocate for bold state and federal action on large-scale restoration projects that will restore coastal Louisiana’s deteriorating wetlands and, in the process, protect people, wildlife, and jobs. The MRD program works to secure and protect funding for coastal restoration, educate and engage citizens across the coast on Louisiana’s land-loss crisis, and give them the tools needed to adapt to the changing landscape. The Outreach Intern will work out of our New Orleans Office, in a coalition setting, with team members from multiple organizations, to support outreach and engagement activities.

This is a great opportunity to work with coastal communities, coastal scientists, policy makers and a network of environmental NGOs to help Louisiana’s people, wildlife and economy adapt and thrive in face of climate change.

In this role you will:

  • Help plan outreach committee meetings and calls, arrange logistics and take notes
  • Attend public meetings, outreach events and field trips as needed, assisting in their planning, execution and follow up
  • Create and post social media content, take photos and videos at events and field trips
  • Create, edit and upload recipes and other content, such as blog posts and videos, for the Coastal Community Cookbook
  • Assist the Outreach Manager on other projects as requested

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Demonstrated ability to be a self-starter and to work well in a collaborative environment
  • Experience in organizing successful meetings and events
  • Experience with WordPress, Microsoft Office, Outlook, Google Docs, Zoom and Canva
  • Effective written and oral communication skills, good copy-editing skills preferred

Skills and qualifications desired but not required:

  • Experience and knowledge of Louisiana’s coastal issues
  • Familiarity with Louisiana coastal communities
  • Good graphic design skills
  • Demonstrated competency or proficiency in the application of diversity, equity, inclusion and justice principles
  • Ability to lift at least 25lbs

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

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, and are continuing to explore what our future of work will be moving forward. Proof of vaccination will be required to join the National Wildlife Federation.


This position pays $17.00 an hour with paid holidays. We anticipate up to 350 hours of work for the summer of 2022. We expect this to average three days a week for up to 12 weeks plus extra time around our Committee Retreat in Mid-July. Timing is somewhat flexible from June – September to allow for personal summer travel.

This is a paid short-term internship opportunity with the National Wildlife Federation. NWF is happy to work with the applicant to obtain relevant credit(s) through college/university programming, such as directed independent study (DIS), internship credit hours, etc. Applicant should indicate if they intend to pursue this in application letter. The work schedule is flexible to accommodate your class schedule.


Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Candidates must 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.