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Wildlife Restoration Foundation

Wildlife Restoration Foundation is in the business of bringing healthy wildlife back to America’s land and seascapes. The work we do as a nongovernmental organization is rooted by partnerships and is growing fast. We empower partners to intervene with innovative—and very direct—conservation measures on the ground and in the water.


The Wildlife Restoration Foundation (WRF) is seeking an enthusiastic and mission-driven Conservation Fundraising Intern to join our team for 3-6 months. WRF is a new nonprofit organization focused on direct interventions to ensure the health, security and growth of National Park wildlife populations (

The Intern will collaborate with senior leadership at all stages of fundraising and marketing to amplify the presence and resources of WRF and its grantmaking program. If you are looking to acquire ample experience quickly, help us deepen the impact of our wildlife conservation nonprofit organization in our second year.  Your insightful contribution will help develop, expand and maintain our fundraising and marketing channels. This internship will help you acquire valuable fundraising skills and provide you with knowledge of how to create and implement a nonprofit development plan. Ultimately, you will gain broad experience in strategic marketing—skills in demand in any fast-paced work environment.


¨       Researching potential donors and grant opportunities

¨       Creating donor profiles and input data on donations and donor engagement to aid fundraising analyses

¨       Creating social media posts for the WRF Facebook and Instagram pages

¨       Researching stats and news for social media posts

¨       Public newsletter support, including content creation and data gathering

¨       Copy writing or graphic support for collateral, newsletters, proposals, grants or other content as needed, based on skill and knowledge

¨       Logistical support for virtual fundraising events

¨       Any other duties as assigned by the WRF Conservation & Partnerships Manager

Part-time (10-20 hour/week)

Experience Required

Skills and Requirements • Bachelor of Arts/Science (in field related to fundraising, marketing, conservation biology, and/or animal science preferred). Experience working with animals, parks, and/or zoos and aquariums preferred. • Comfortable reaching out to foundations and corporations to acquire key fundraising contacts. • Passion for non-profit work, veterinary care of animals, and stewardship of wildlife in their habitats. Appreciation for the role zoos and aquariums play in conservation. • Strong written and oral communication skills. • Highly organized with attention to detail. • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (including Excel, PowerPoint, MS Teams and SharePoint preferred). • High-energy with the ability to manage multiple projects at once. • Self-starter with ability to work independently and meet deadlines. • Flexible, ready to help with new projects as they arise.


REMOTE, Flexible Schedule


unpaid internship, with possible stipend after 3 months.

How to Apply


Send a one-page cover letter and resume in a single PDF to Bridget Burns, WRF Conservation & Partnerships Manager

WRF Internships provide meaningful experience and interaction with senior professionals while improving college graduate qualifications for employment. The Conservation Fundraising Intern will connect with a wide range of organizations to build professional skills and knowledge relevant to the nonprofit world. WRF can provide a letter of recommendation upon completion of the internship.

WRF is an equal opportunity employer and consider all qualified applicants equally without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability status.

Wildlife Restoration Foundation
Arlington, VA

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