Internship Opportunity at WWF-India (World Wide Fund for Nature-India)

About WWF-India

WWF India is a science-based organization that addresses issues such as the conservation of species and their habitats, climate change, water and environmental education, among many others.

Over the years, its perspective has broadened to reflect a more holistic understanding of the various conservation issues facing the country and seeks to proactively encourage environmental conservation by working with different stakeholders- Governments, NGOs, schools and colleges, corporates, students and other individuals. 

About the Internship Opportunity

WWF-India through its internship programme provides an opportunity for non-WWF India staff to engage with projects they are involved in and contribute to projects of national/global importance in conservation.

Eligibility

  1. Students from Indian and Foreign Institutions and Universities.
  2. Students pursuing final year under-graduate (Bachelors course) and students pursuing post-graduate (Masters Course) courses.
  3. Others interested in an internship with WWF-India may apply too.

How to Apply?

  1. Interested candidates should apply by filling an application form (available on the official page as download), with a valid photo ID proof.
  2. Foreign nationals should apply with valid Visa, passport, and Medical insurance cover for the internship duration. 
  3. In case of an internship being part of an ongoing academic course, the application must be submitted by the candidate along with a recommendation from the University/College. Applications received without a recommendation letter will not be accepted.
  4. Duration of the internship (Start and end date) should be clearly indicated.
  5. The filled-in application form in the prescribed format should be sent to: internships@wwfindia.net

Selection Process

  1. Internship applications will be reviewed by the HR Division along with relevant Division and State Offices.
  2. Only shortlisted applicants will be informed about the status of their internship.
  3. Selected candidates will be intimated within 30 days from receipt of an application.

Duration of internship

  1. WWF-India internships positions open twice a year – in February and October
  2. Internships are normally for a period of 30 days to a maximum of 6 months.
  3. Persons interested in working with WWF-India for less than 30 days may apply under volunteer’s programme.

Stipend

WWF-India will not pay a stipend to students who are pursuing the internship as part of their completion of studies (academic courses).

However, others interested in an internship with WWF-India may be paid a stipend based on their experience.

Academic Credits/Certificate

  1. WWF-India cannot grant academic credits for an internship. Only the University can grant this.
  2. WWF-India may assist the student, by providing relevant information requested by the academic department.
  3. Certificates will be issued to interns, on satisfactory completion of their internship assignment and submission of their outputs.

Modalities

  1. Interns are required to give an undertaking prior to joining the internship programme.
  2. The interns will be issued a daily visitor card for the duration of Internship.
  3. Interns will be taken through respective divisional brief overview within a week of joining the internship.
  4. Each intern will be assigned a Guide.
  5. Interns will be provided with required logistic support based on their assignment.
  6. An intern, who is a foreign national, will be constrained not to visit any sensitive (Protected and Restricted) area for work.

Submission of Papers/Reports

  1. The interns will be required to submit an output (Presentation, Report, Paper, and Data) on the work at the end of the internship.
  2. Interns will also be required to give feedback on their internship experience.

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