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World Wildlife Fund Overview

Washington, DC
1001 to 5000 employees
Nonprofit Organization
Food Production
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF), known for its black and white panda logo, strives to protect the diversity of life on the planet. The conservation organization has worked on more than 13,000 projects in about 100 countries to save endangered species and natural areas, as well as ... Read more

World Wildlife Fund – Why Work For Us?

For 50 years, WWF has been protecting the future of nature.

The world’s leading conservation organization, WWF works in 100 countries and is supported by 1.2 million members in the United States and close to 5 million globally. WWF's unique way of working combines global reach with a foundation in science, involves action at every level from local to global, and ensures the delivery of innovative solutions that meet the needs of both people and nature.

These things are not just “nice to have”. . . they are “need to haves.” They are the things that make it possible for us to live. And so, to ensure our very survival, they must be kept safe.

It’s a big job. And no one person or organization can do it alone.

But together we can.

WWF-US is part of the WWF global network which has worked for more than 50 years to protect the future of nature. In 2016, WWF embraced a bold new strategy and transformation designed to make the organization stronger and even more effective in tackling the challenges ahead. In this video, Marco Lambertini, Director General, WWF International, talks about WWF’s new way of working and commitment to conservation results.

Together, we can achieve WWF’s mission to conserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth.

Together, in partnership with foundations, governments, businesses, communities, individuals and our more than six million members, we can conserve many of the world’s most ecologically important regions.

Together, we can

  • Protect and restore species and their habitats
  • Strengthen local communities' ability to conserve the natural resources they depend upon
  • Transform markets and policies to reduce the impact of the production and consumption of commodities
  • Ensure that the value of nature is reflected in decisions made by individuals, communities, governments and businesses
  • Mobilize hundreds of millions of people to support conservation

Together, we can protect life on our planet—including our own.

Because together, anything is possible.

Together possible

Imagine waking up every morning, ready to take on important work in an organization that is changing the world. Imagine building your career while protecting the future of nature for generations to come. At WWF, our employees know they are making a difference every day. We share a spirit and devotion for wildlife and nature. Our unique backgrounds and qualifications blend together to help us fulfill WWF's mission. So whether you're working at a desk in our D.C. office, attending a climate change meeting in Europe, or relocating rhinos in Nepal, you have the benefit of knowing that everything you do is part of WWF's global effort to conserve life on Earth. Join us and make a difference. Be a part of the world's leading conservation organization and do the work you've always imagined.

World Wildlife Fund is a nonprofit organization dedicated to environmental conservation through science.

World Wildlife Fund (WWF) promotes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunities for all qualified individuals regardless of age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

In the administration of its employment policies and practices, WWF does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, age, personal appearance, family responsibilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, veteran status, matriculation, political affiliation, or genetic information.

Benefits for eligible U.S. employees include*:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage for employees and their families including domestic partners. WWF covers approximately 80-95% of the cost of coverage depending on plan selection
  • Group Life, AD&D, Short-term and long-term disability insurance paid in full by WWF
  • Optional Supplemental Life insurance
  • 403(b) available to employees with a 3% match from WWF (after 1 year of employment) and an additional 6% contribution (after 2 years of employment)
  • Paid holidays, vacation, sick, parental leave, and option to purchase additional paid time off
  • Pre-tax health and dependent day-care spending accounts
  • Pre-tax commuter and parking benefits
  • Casual work environment and dress code
  • 35 hour work week
  • Flexible Work Options – Every other Friday off and ability to telework and reduce schedule at manager’s discretion
  • Free weekly yoga classes and monthly wellness workshops on-site


* For regular positions scheduled to work 21 hours or more per week.

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World Wildlife Fund President and CEO Carter S. Roberts
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    I have been working at World Wildlife Fund full-time (More than 3 years)


    I worked for a long time as a consultant, lots of clients, lots of different companies, lots of personalties, lots of corporate climbing, etc. And eventually turned around one day and decided I wanted a mission I could care about, and a place that was culturally great. Those became my criteria, and WWF has been everything I've wanted. This place is filled with smart and passionate people, and I can go home every night feeling like I'm doing my part to help the world, which overrides much of the daily issues anyone faces in any job. The benefits are outstanding, there is great listening from most quarters of the organization, and the work means something.


    It is a large organization, as such, there is bureaucracy, and a big ship moves slower than a small one. However, positive internal change does happen, and I believe the Senior Management Team wants this to be a great place, and works towards making that happen—it is the best organization I've ever worked for.

    Advice to Management

    I think you know what issues we face as an organization, both from a mission standpoint, and from a internal everyday going to work standpoint. So find and execute solutions to see movement on the next staff survey!

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World Wildlife Fund Photos

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World Wildlife Fund Interviews



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    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at World Wildlife Fund (Washington, DC) in August 2017.


    Three people interviewing you at a large table. The wait can be a bit long because everyone is very busy. The scheduling process was quite easy, but the interview itself was more specific and skills-oriented than I was ready for. It only lasted 30 minutes at most and, even though I actually thought I didn't interview well enough for such a prestigious organization, I still received an offer and worked there

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World Wildlife Fund Awards & Accolades

  • People's Choice Best Non-Profits to Work for, Opportunity Knocks, 2008

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