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World Wildlife Fund Overview
Washington, DC
1001 to 5000 employees
Nonprofit Organization
Agriculture & Forestry
$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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    Your co-workers will be very intelligent and accomplished, but some can be a bit snobby/hard to know. There are also some great people though! You feel like you're part of a higher cause.

    The lunch brown bags are very interesting and help you know some of the great programs you are supporting. The office is gorgeous, great location in DC, and very neatly decorated with animals etc. Plus it's a green building.


    There can be a lot of politics where those who suck up get ahead first. It's pretty difficult to change departments.

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    The restructuring where people were laid off in 2013 and then just brought back on was very confusing and poorly handled. The process was talked about so much, including buzzwords of transparency, but it didn't seem to happen that way and I"m not sure what has really changed in the end in terms of efficiency.

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    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at World Wildlife Fund.


    I applied online on their website and got an email from HR the same day. After the HR interview, which lasted 45 minutes, I was selected a week later for a technical interview with an executive in WWF. I am not certain where it went wrong, but they did not select me for the following round(s) and I was rejected. The technical interview lasted exactly 30 minutes. Hopefully this review will be of help to others who apply for this position since I was not sure about it and Glassdoor wasn't of much use in preparation.

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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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