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. (Due to COVID-19 all employees are working remotely until we make return to work decisions).
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.
This position is part of NWF’s fellowship program. NWF Fellows must be available to work a 40-hour weekly schedule. This 11-month position offers $20.00 per 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

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