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Communications Assistant Intern

  • Internship
  • Sessional
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 18th November 2018

  • Advertised from 5th November 2018
  • Living Wage of £8.75 per hour. 13 weeks from January 2019


WWF’s Earth Hour focuses the world’s attention on our brilliant planet and how to protect it. It’s a unique annual event, whereby hundreds of millions of people come together on the same night, all across the world. The campaign engages the mass public to create a positive force for change and aims to keep climate change and environmental issues on the media agenda.

You will play a key role in developing Earth Hour 2019 in Scotland by helping develop and deliver communications for major activations in Spring 2019 as well as shape strategy. This will involve producing supporting materials and resources, including content for digital channels, such as social media, emails and blogs. You will also support PR and internal comms activities. You could find yourself logging day-to-day coverage and drafting press releases or compiling project team updates and delivering regular reporting. You will help out with Earth Hour events too.

This is an outstanding opportunity to develop your skills in project management, content development, event planning, communications and marketing. You will also gain valuable experience working for a leading global NGO.

A proficient user of MSOffice and social media, you will have a passion for protecting the natural world. Comfortable working as part of a team, you will be highly organised and good at planning and meeting deadlines. You will also possess strong communications skills and the ability to write and edit engaging content.

If you have some experience of marketing communications and events planning so much the better.

Who are we?

WWF believes in a future where people and nature thrive.

Best known as the world’s leading conservation body, we’ve seen first-hand how wildlife, the environment and human activity are all interlinked.

That’s why our passion for safeguarding the natural world has to be backed up by other environmental action – tackling the global threat of climate change (through our big global campaigns like Earth Hour) and helping people to change the way they live to ease pressure on natural resources.

WWF is at the heart of global activities in all these areas. We have teams of highly skilled professionals working with governments, businesses and communities here in the UK and around the world.

Application notes

If you have the skills to help build a movement in defence of nature please visit our website at and complete the online registration and submit a copy of your up to date CV with cover letter highlighting why you are interested in this role and why you believe you are suited for the role.

Closing Date: 18/11/2018

Interviews to be held: w/c 26th Nov

At WWF-UK we are committed to creating an inclusive working environment, where diversity is valued and there is equality of opportunity. We therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community and we offer a range of benefits to encourage a work life balance.