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Communications Fellow - National Wildlife Federation

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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, etc.  The mission of the National Wildlife Federation is to unite all Americans to ensure wildlife thrive in our rapidly changing world.  The organization's programs focus on conserving wildlife, restoring habitat and waterways, expanding outdoor opportunities, connecting children with nature, and addressing the causes and consequences of climate change.  To support our mission, we seek a communications fellow to work in our National Advocacy Center in Washington, DC.

The communications fellow will provide day-to-day task and long-term campaign support to the communications team and National Advocacy Center.  The communications fellow will work across many different areas of conservation, including policy, advocacy, education, and community engagement.

The Fellow must be available to work a 40-hour weekly schedule.  This 11-month position offers $15.00/hour plus core benefits.

In this role you will:

  • Write press releases, create media advisories, op-eds and letters to the editor, blog posts, social media toolkits and other communications materials
  • Support marketing and communication campaign materials across departments
  • Help plan external meetings and events as well as meetings in the office with external partners and others
  • Help compile media placement tracking reports and other analytics using clipping services
  • Assist in creating media lists and editorial calendars to aid in the Campaign Planning Process
  • Make basic edits and updates to the Communications and Marketing sections of the National Wildlife Federation web site
  • Perform other administrative duties as needed, such as managing the weekly team report, and helping with shared office duties


  • Communications coursework or experience desired
  • 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
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office; experience with lists and databases a plus
  • Spanish fluency preferred
  • Your actions are expected to reflect the staff values of the National Wildlife Federation: collaboration, mindfulness, empowerment, inclusivity, and mission focus.


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 or transsexual 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

If you have a disability and require an accommodation or assistance with our online application process, please tell us how we can help by calling us at 703-438-6244.

If you meet more than 75% of the qualifications of this description, we support your application. If selected, a background check will be conducted.

Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume.