Communications Fellow

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Published 27 days ago

Founded in 1936, the National Wildlife Federation has grown into America's largest and most trusted grassroots conservation organization with 53 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. (Due to COVID-19 all employees are working remotely until we make return to work decisions). 

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

You must be available to work a 40-hour weekly schedule. This 11-month position offers $20.00/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 including developing factsheets and infographics
  • Help compile media placement tracking reports, clips, and other analytics using clipping services
  • Assist in creating and editing media lists to aid in the campaign planning process
  • Post and edit press releases to the National Wildlife Federation’s website
  • Assist National Wildlife Federation’s Naturalist, David Mizejewski, in tracking his media appearances and updating the naturalist webpage
  • Perform other administrative duties as needed, such as managing the weekly team report and upcoming reports docket, taking meeting notes, and helping with shared office duties


  • Bachelor’s or Associate degree in a related field required
  • Excellent writing and oral communications skills
  • Strong editing skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and flexibility
  • Strong commitment to professional growth and building strong equity and justice competencies
  • 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.


Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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

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.

The requirements listed in our job descriptions are guidelines, not hard and fast rules, and if you have 75% of the qualifications listed we encourage you to apply. Your experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work, which helps build the competencies, knowledge, and skills that translates directly to our openings. Applying gives you the opportunity to be considered.

If selected for this position, a background check will be conducted. 

Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume.

Founded in 1936, the National Wildlife Federation has grown into America's largest and most trusted grassroots conservation organization with 53 state/territorial affiliates and more than six million members and supporters, including…

Details at a Glance

  • Payment
  • Stipend / Wage
  • Hours Per Week
    40 hours per week for 11 months

How to Apply

Include cover letter and resume

Include cover letter and resume


Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Washington, DC
Associated Location
Washington, DC, USA

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